Monsoon Mayhem in Delhi: Torrential Rains Paralyze the Capital

Monsoon Mayhem in Delhi: Torrential Rains Paralyze the Capital

Monsoon Mayhem in Delhi: Torrential Rains Paralyze the Capital

Delhi experienced a dramatic onset of the monsoon on Friday, with torrential rains halting daily life, flooding streets, and disrupting transportation. The Safdarjung Observatory recorded 228.1 millimeters of rainfall by 8:30 AM, marking the second-highest single-day rainfall in June since 1901. The highest ever was on June 24, 1936, with 235.5 millimeters. The monsoon has now reached almost all parts of India, with only a few areas in Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, and Jammu yet to see rain, expected in the next 2-3 days.

The heavy downpour brought Delhi to a standstill. Key tunnels, including the one at Pragati Maidan, were closed due to flooding. Upscale neighborhoods like Hauz Khas, South Extension, and Mayur Vihar reported significant waterlogging. A section of the roof at Delhi airport’s Terminal 1 collapsed around 5 AM, tragically resulting in one death and trapping several others. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation shut down the entry and exit gates at Yashobhoomi Sector 25 Dwarka, and the shuttle service from Delhi Aerocity Metro station to Terminal 1-IGI Airport was suspended.

Rescue operations commenced swiftly, with the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), and other civil agencies, alongside fire and police officials, working to mitigate the situation. The monsoon’s intensity led to widespread power outages, particularly affecting areas like Dwarka and Jangpura. Major routes, including the Minto Road and Azad Market underpasses, were shut down due to severe waterlogging, causing significant traffic disruptions.

The heavy rains have underscored the city’s infrastructural challenges, revealing the urgent need for improved drainage systems and emergency preparedness. As the capital continues to grapple with the monsoon’s impact, authorities are urging residents to stay indoors and avoid unnecessary travel. The administration is working tirelessly to restore normalcy and ensure the safety of all citizens.

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