'Niagara Falls in Delhi?': Indian Capital Stressed Under Rains, Watch Water Pouring From Bridge
13:26 GMT 31.08.2021 (Updated: 14:42 GMT 25.10.2022)
A lot of places in Delhi and adjoining areas are entirely waterlogged due to the downpours that began yesterday, with commuters facing a lot of difficulty in travelling as various roads are literally submerged.
The city of Delhi on Tuesday witnessed heavy rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms, leading to traffic snarls as waterlogging was witnessed in several areas.
At many places several-hour traffic jams and detours were experienced by people, adding to their woes.
The city is set to witness civic body polls next year, with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led government set to take on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led municipal body. Congress is the other main opposition party.
Indian Youth Congress leader Srinivas Bhadravathi Venkata shared a video on Twitter in which waterlogging conditions erupted along bridges and roads. He took a jab at the government and civic authorities by comparing the rainfall to "Niagara Falls".
Not just Srinivasan, but many other netizens also shared videos of "traffic snarls and waterlogging" on social media.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert for all areas in the NCR for two days - 31 August and 1 September. The orange alert is said to be a warning for 6 cm to 20 cm of rain in 24 hours, with potential disruptions to transport and power supplies.