IMD issues a “yellow alert”; No change in the guard ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan

the main points

  • There have been only two bouts of heavy rain in Delhi in this monsoon season, the first occurring on July 1 when 117.2 mm of rain was recorded.
  • The rains in the past two days have also reduced the overall deficit in the monsoon season from 35 percent (as of September 22) to 23 percent as of Friday morning.
  • More rain is expected before the monsoon recedes from the National Capital Region by the end of September, reducing the deficit.
New Delhi: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a ‘yellow’ alert, warning people to expect moderate rain in most parts and heavy rain in a few places in Delhi on Saturday.
The Changing of the Guard ceremony, which takes place every Saturday in the front yard of Rashtrapati Bhavan, will not be changed today due to bad weather.

With continuous rain falling on the national capital for the second day in a row on Friday, pools of water littered several stretches of major roads.

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Due to heavy rain, drivers had to navigate flooded roads and stretches that were obstructed by fallen trees.

Delhi Traffic Police issued an alert advising passengers to plan their trips accordingly.

Waterlogging was observed near Hanuman Setu on Shanti Van to Hanuman Mandir Auto Road, Lower Lipaspur Tunnel, Maharani Bagh cut Timur Nagar, CDR Chowk, Mehruli towards Gurugram, Andrea Mor towards Vasant Kunj, under Nizamuddin Bridge, Singu border near From the petrol pump, MP Road toward Synek Ranch Road,” she tweeted, urging passengers to avoid these stretches.

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Traffic police reported receiving 19 calls regarding traffic congestion, 11 about waterlogging, and 22 about fallen trees.

A total of 12 complaints of waterlogging and 16 uprooted trees were reported to the Delhi Municipal Corporation.

Some passengers also shared their traffic experiences on Twitter.

In just a 24-hour period ending at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Delhi recorded more than half of the average rainfall in September, swinging from deficit to surplus.

Meanwhile, a senior civil official said part of a barrier above the first floor of a building at the Hindu Rao Hospital operated by MCD collapsed on Friday. But the accident did not result in any injuries. A car was damaged when a piece of debris fell on it. The cause of the collapse was not immediately known.

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