For the third time this month, Delhi is in a state of lockdown.
Heavy rainfall lashed the national capital early Wednesday morning, leaving several areas waterlogged and reeling under heavy traffic snarls.
Massive jams have been reported from major roads in Delhi and between the capital and Gurgaon, where the police had warned people in a tweet to be "patient and disciplined" and "stick to lanes".
Meanwhile, US Secretary of State John Kerry's visits to religious sites in Delhi were cancelled due to heavy rain. This is the second time Kerry faced the rain nightmare in Delhi in the last two days.
Here are some tweets and photos to show what some parts of Delhi look like now:
Heavy rainfall throws traffic out of gear in several parts of Delhi,pictures of water logging in Sarojini Nagar area pic.twitter.com/e8P1MSurrk— ANI (@ANI_news) August 31, 2016
Delhi: Visuals from AIIMS flyover where heavy rainfall has caused severe water logging, vehicular movement disrupted pic.twitter.com/rhcG9o9y7M— ANI (@ANI_news) August 31, 2016
Flights have been delayed:
Due to bad weather in Delhi to & fro flights are affected. As a result, consequential delays are expected.Kindly check your flight>>— IndiGo (@IndiGo6E) August 31, 2016
Meanwhile, the Delhi Traffic Police have been tweeting about the water-logged roads one should avoid. Which essentially sounds like, all the roads.
Water logging on Dr.Zakir Hussain Marg, W Point, Loha Mandi to Mayapuri, Gol Dak Khana, Kali Bari Marg, Chirag Delhi to Nehru Place flyover— Delhi Traffic Police (@dtptraffic) August 31, 2016
Water logging under Modi Mill Flyover, Sadik Nagar, BRT to Moolchand, Lala Lajpat Rai Marg, Nehru Place to Zamrudpur.— Delhi Traffic Police (@dtptraffic) August 31, 2016
Water logging on Press Enclave Road, Filmistan, Delhi Cloth Mill, Azad Market railway underpass, under Zakhira flyover.— Delhi Traffic Police (@dtptraffic) August 31, 2016
Traffic is moving slow on Aurobindo Marg from IIT towards Adchini due to waterlogging.— Delhi Traffic Police (@dtptraffic) August 31, 2016
Vehicles have broken down:
Heavy rainfall throws traffic out of gear in several parts of Delhi,pictures of water logging in Sarojini Nagar area pic.twitter.com/wgbV8QnlE6— ANI (@ANI_news) August 31, 2016
According to ANI reports, five people have been injured due to lightning strike in Hiranke village near Alipur area in Delhi.
US Secretary of State John Kerry, whose visits to religious sites in Delhi were cancelled, joked at IIT: "You must've needed boats to get here."
He was caught in rain-hit traffic also on Monday, when he arrived.
The app-based cab services either have no cars available, or in some areas it's available at a very high price.
In short, it's a complete chaos
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