US Secretary John Kerry's Visits To Religious Places In Delhi Cancelled

Because when it rains, it pours.

31/08/2016 11:48 AM IST | Updated 31/08/2016 1:27 PM IST

NEW DELHI -- When US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived at the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi braving torrential rain and traffic, he joked with the students, "I don't know how you all got here! You must've needed boats to get here."

Now, Kerry's proposed visit to three religious sites in the city has been cancelled as heavy rains have been lashing the national capital since morning.

Kerry was scheduled to visit the Gauri Shankar temple, Jama Masjid and Gurdwara Sisganj Sahib in the old Delhi area around 11 AM on Wednesday.

"The visit had to be cancelled due to heavy rains in Delhi," sources in the US Embassy said.

Kerry, who is on a three-day-visit to India, was supposed to visit the sites yesterday itself but it was postponed.

The US leader has had a difficult time with the city's traffic since he landed on Monday night.

His convoy was stuck on Satya Marg in Lutyens Delhi for an hour on Monday by a "spillover effect" owing to water-logging in the main carriageways.

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