22:24 PM IST: According to a monsoon report release by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation, in north Delhi, the rains led to waterlogging at 25 different locations, including Burari, Rohini, Civil Lines, West Patel Nagar, Daryaganj, Nangloi and Paschim Vihar. Trees fell at 12 different locations and at nine places, parts of building collapsed due to rains, it said. In south Delhi, waterlogging was reported at 18 locations, including Bhogal, Tuglaqabad, Najafgarh, Khanpur and Madangir, an SDMC report said. Trees fell at 30 different locations in areas such as Safdarjung Enclave, CR Park, Lajpat Nagar metro station area and Okhla, the SDMC report said. Waterlogging was also reported at multiple locations in east Delhi.

18:23 PM IST: BJP MP Manoj Tiwari has hit at Arvind Kejriwal for not calling a meeting of all stakeholders to resolve the waterlogging issue in the national capital. "Requesting again Arvind Kejriwal, for meeting where CM along with MPs, concerned officer of PWD, Flood, MCD, DJB and representative of political parties in presence of media .. Delhi government should work with stakeholders to solve and fix waterlogging issue," Manoj Tiwari tweeted. A few minutes later, he shot off another tweet slamming the Delhi CM for allegedly focussing on Uttarakhand elections instead of Delhi's waterlogging issues. , .CM ! @RamvirBidhuri @adeshguptabjp https://t.co/r4iZNopUnJ— Manoj Tiwari (@ManojTiwariMP) August 20, 2020

16:27 PM IST: Incessant rains have thrown life out of gear across Delhi and NCR. However, the advert effects of rains were intensified due to waterlogging, fallen trees and/or wall collapses at 23 places in Delhi. Areas, where roads were blocked due to rains, include RD Marg in Kalka Ji, Tis Hazari court, MB Road at Dakshinpuri, Bawana Road Railway Fatak, RK Puram Sector 03, Ber Sarai, Rohini Sector 13, Aruna Asif Ali Road at Kishan Garh, Katwariya Sarai to Neb Sarai, Vishwas Nagar, and Mathura Road at Sarita Vihar and New Friends Colony. Traffic was also affected due to rain-related issues at NSG to Palam flyover, Delhi Sachivalya flyover, SDM Office Mehrauli, Kutub Minar Metro Station, Jhilmil under pass, Okhla Mandi, Jhandewalan Road, WHO Building and Barafkhana Chauk.

15:55 PM IST: Delhi received 80 per cent of the season's rainfall in 11 days. I urge all our partners-Delhi government, urban local bodies and others to learn from experiences year after year. I am confident we can solve problems of the common man: HS Puri, Urban Affairs Minister on waterlogging in Delhi, Gurugram

14:57 PM IST: Delhi and its adjoining areas -- Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurugram and Faridabad -- have been receiving heavy rainfall since Wednesday. The downpour continued on Thursday, leading to waterlogging and traffic snarls at several areas of Delhi-NCR. Following the continuous rains and reports of traffic jams from parts of Delhi-NCR, Indigo and Spicejet airlines have issued advisories asking passengers to leave early for the airport and keep a tab on the traffic movement. READ FULL REPORT HERE

14:35 PM IST: Traffic is heavy on Rohtak Road from Punjabi Bagh to Mundka due to waterlogging and ongoing work of the PWD at Rajdhani Park, Nangloi, and Mundka. Delhi Police has asked commuters to take alternate routes.

12:39 PM IST: #WATCH: Severe water-logging at Delhi-Jaipur Expressway in Gurugram after heavy rains in the area. #Haryana pic.twitter.com/9Hnw0kxWd4 — ANI (@ANI) August 20, 2020 Gurugram: Severe water-logging at Delhi-Jaipur Expressway after heavy rains in the area. #Haryana pic.twitter.com/oMWTCLVema — ANI (@ANI) August 20, 2020

12:02 PM IST: Police have vacated a four-storey building in Gurugram's Sector-46 after it bent on one side following heavy downpour.

11:39 AM IST: The Delhi Traffic Police has issued an alert for Mathura Road where waterlogging under Pul Pehlad Pur has led to the closure of traffic on MB Road. Traffic Alert M.B. Road traffic movement closed from Mathura Road, due to water logging under Pul Pehlad Pur. — Delhi Traffic Police (@dtptraffic) August 20, 2020

11:32 AM IST: Following heavy rainfall, a portion of road on IFFCO Chowk, Gurugram has caved-in. Haryana: A portion of road caves in near Gurugram's IFFCO Chowk, following heavy rainfall in the region. pic.twitter.com/tVQVfqEVfl — ANI (@ANI) August 20, 2020

11:29 AM IST: Roads and service lanes remain waterlogged in Rajiv Chowk area of Gurugram. A child swims in a waterlogged road in Gurugram (Photo: India Today/Ashutosh Mishra) (Photo: India Today/Ashutosh Mishra)

10:57 AM IST: Traffic movement has been closed on Rajpur Road from both side due to a tree fallen near P.S. Civil Line.

10:14 AM IST: The Safdarjung Observatory, which provides representative figures for Delhi, recorded 46 mm rainfall between 8.30 am on Wednesday and 8.30 am on Thursday. On an average, the city gauges 11.3 mm rainfall from 8:30 am on August 19 to 8:30 am on August 20 every year. The Palam weather station gauged 70.9 mm precipitation during the period, more than six times the normal rainfall.

10:08 AM IST: Waterlogging has been reported at Modern Bazar near Mayfield. Traffic Alert: Water logging has been reported at Modern Bazar near Mayfield. Our traffic officials are on the spot to facilitate the traffic flow. Commuters are requested to plan their travel accordingly. @gurgaonpolice pic.twitter.com/eUGQANVH6g — Gurugram Traffic Police (@TrafficGGM) August 20, 2020

10:06 AM IST: IMD has predicted ‘cloudy sky with the possibility of development of thunder or lightning’ till August 24 for Faridabad. Haryana's Faridabad continues to receive rainfall IMD predicts 'Cloudy sky with the possibility of development of thunder or lightning' till 24th August for the area. pic.twitter.com/LeZMNjTR00 — ANI (@ANI) August 20, 2020

09:52 AM IST: Rain/thundershowers and lightning are very likely to occur during next 3 hours at isolated places over Aligarh, Mathura, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Etawah, Agra, Firozabad, Lalitpur districts and adjoining areas: India Meteorological Department (IMD)

09:37 AM IST: "Obstruction in traffic in the carriageway from Satyam towards Kasturba Underpass, Maharaja Surajmal Marg due to water logging at Jhilmil. Kindly avoid the stretch," tweets Delhi Traffic Police.

09:31 AM IST: Gurugram Police on Thursday asked people to avoid stepping out of their homes in wake of heavy flooding in the city. @gurgaonpolice @dcptrafficggm — Gurugram Traffic Police (@TrafficGGM) August 20, 2020

09:12 AM IST: Visuals from Gurugram after waterlogging due to heavy rain at South City-2, Sohna Road.

09:09 AM IST: Rainfall over Delhi likely to continue for the next two hours and subside thereafter, the India Meteorological Department said on Thursday morning.

08:44 AM IST: Gautam Buddh Nagar: Water logging in Sector 39 of Noida following heavy rainfall. Gautam Buddh Nagar: Water logging in Sector 39 of Noida following heavy rainfall in the area. pic.twitter.com/WzcsikQSVC — ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) August 20, 2020

08:29 AM IST: Following waterlogging due to heavy rain, waterlogging has been reported at several areas of Delhi-NCR. >> Traffic affected at Jhilmil Underpass (both carriageways) >> Jhandewalan Mandir on Rani Jhansi Road >> MB Road at Lal Kuan (both carriageway) >> Ma Anandmayee Marg near DD Motors (both carriageway)

08:26 AM IST: IMD said, “Thunderstorm with light to moderate rain will continue to occur over many places of entire Delhi, IGI Airport, Dadri, Ghaziabad, Noida, Greater-Noida, Ballabgarh, Faridabad, Gurugram, Manesar, Sohna, Modinagar, Pilakhua, Bulandshahar, Sikandarabad.” Thunderstorm with light to moderate rain would continue to occur over many places of entire Delhi, IGI Airport, Dadri, Ghaziabad, Noida, Greater-Noida, Ballabgarh, Faridabad, Gurugram, Manesar, Sohna, Modinagar, Pilakhua, Bulandshahar, Sikandarabad: IMD (1/2) pic.twitter.com/Y7Ao9lFBlQ — ANI (@ANI) August 20, 2020

08:22 AM IST: Morning rain in Delhi has led to waterlogging in several areas of Delhi. Delhi: Streets waterlogged at Baraf Khana, as the city continues to receive rainfall pic.twitter.com/Mz2mrJ2ag0 — ANI (@ANI) August 20, 2020

08:20 AM IST: Heavy rains on Wednesday battered Gurgaon where main roads, including underpasses, and those in interior residential areas were submerged in water. The 'Millennium City' recorded 26.5 mm rainfall from Tuesday night till 8.30 am on Wednesday, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). Sohna Chowk, Sikanderpur, Golf Course, Himgiri Chowk, Bilaspur Chowk, and the roads towards Delhi and Jaipur reported waterlogging, the Gurgaon Traffic Police said. The most striking, however, was the inundation of the underpasses on the posh Golf Course Road where water filled the carriageways on both sides of the road stretch. Power cuts during the rain in some areas amplified the problems of residents of the Millennium City, particularly those working from home, while home delivery services were also impacted. The situation remained grim in New Gurgaon too, an upcoming residential area some 15 kms away from the city, where construction-related problems faced by locals aggravated due to rains. Many took to social media to share pictures and videos of their society compounds getting submerged.

08:16 AM IST: Delhi and its neighbouring areas were hit by heavy rain on early hours of Wednesday. With rain lashing Delhi and parts of NCR, the temperature fell to 27 degree Celsius. As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), thunderstorms with moderate to heavy rain will continue to occur over many places of entire Delhi during the next few hours. On Wednesday, submerged underpasses, waist-deep water on roads, fallen trees and electricity poles gave the residents of Delhi and its satellite cities of Gurgaon and Noida a rough time as heavy rains started pounding the national capital and its adjoining areas since early morning. Seven cars were damaged after the boundary wall of a school in Saket in south Delhi collapsed apparently due to the heavy rain. At many places, cars were submerged under water. The situation was particularly bad in Gurgaon where rains flooded the roads, giving the semblance of small rivers. The most striking image of rain fury was the inundation of the underpasses on the posh Golf Course Road where water filled the carriageways on both sides of the road stretch. In Delhi, waterlogging took place at different locations in areas including Kirari, Burari and Rohini, the North MCD said. Trees fell at seven different locations and at eight places parts of buildings collapsed due to rain, the North MCD said. There were power cuts in some parts of the city. Meanwhile, Kuldeep Srivastava, the head of the regional forecasting centre of the India Meteorological Department, said Delhi recorded moderate rains till 5:30 pm and more rain is likely in the next 24 hours.

Delhi-NCR Rain: Kejriwal worried for Uttarakhand polls not Delhi, says Manoj Tiwari

New Delhi | August 20, 2020 23:40 IST

Delhi-NCR rain news: Heavy rains continue to lash Delhi and parts of NCR for the second consecutive day. Early morning showers on Thursday have resulted in waterlogging at many areas of Delhi-NCR, following which traffic alerts have been issued. Rain is likely to continue in Delhi and its neighbouring areas, the weather department has said. The IMD has said the rainfall is expected to continue till August 23. Massive traffic jam were seen on Wednesday also as incessant rains led to waterlogging in several areas of the city while at some parts of buildings fell down due to showers. While Delhi saw heavy rainfall in various parts of the city, neighbouring cities like Gurgaon witnessed massive waterlogging in the streets after heavy rains lashed NCR.

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A commuter moves through the waterlogged Golf Course Road underpass after heavy rain, in Gurugram. (PTI Photo)
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Heavy rains in Delhi led to waterlogging at nearly 50 locations: Municipal reports

According to a monsoon report release by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation, in north Delhi, the rains led to waterlogging at 25 different locations, including Burari, Rohini, Civil Lines, West Patel Nagar, Daryaganj, Nangloi and Paschim Vihar. Trees fell at 12 different locations and at nine places, parts of building collapsed due to rains, it said. In south Delhi, waterlogging was reported at 18 locations, including Bhogal, Tuglaqabad, Najafgarh, Khanpur and Madangir, an SDMC report said. Trees fell at 30 different locations in areas such as Safdarjung Enclave, CR Park, Lajpat Nagar metro station area and Okhla, the SDMC report said. Waterlogging was also reported at multiple locations in east Delhi.

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BJP leader Manoj Tiwari hits at Arvind Kejriwal for not calling meeting of stakeholders

BJP MP Manoj Tiwari has hit at Arvind Kejriwal for not calling a meeting of all stakeholders to resolve the waterlogging issue in the national capital.

"Requesting again Arvind Kejriwal, for meeting where CM along with MPs, concerned officer of PWD, Flood, MCD, DJB and representative of political parties in presence of media .. Delhi government should work with stakeholders to solve and fix waterlogging issue," Manoj Tiwari tweeted.

A few minutes later, he shot off another tweet slamming the Delhi CM for allegedly focussing on Uttarakhand elections instead of Delhi's waterlogging issues.

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Waterlogging, fallen tree, wall collapse affected normal life at 23 places in Delhi

Incessant rains have thrown life out of gear across Delhi and NCR. However, the advert effects of rains were intensified due to waterlogging, fallen trees and/or wall collapses at 23 places in Delhi. Areas, where roads were blocked due to rains, include RD Marg in Kalka Ji, Tis Hazari court, MB Road at Dakshinpuri, Bawana Road Railway Fatak, RK Puram Sector 03, Ber Sarai, Rohini Sector 13, Aruna Asif Ali Road at Kishan Garh, Katwariya Sarai to Neb Sarai, Vishwas Nagar, and Mathura Road at Sarita Vihar and New Friends Colony.

Traffic was also affected due to rain-related issues at NSG to Palam flyover, Delhi Sachivalya flyover, SDM Office Mehrauli, Kutub Minar Metro Station, Jhilmil under pass, Okhla Mandi, Jhandewalan Road, WHO Building and Barafkhana Chauk.

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Urge Delhi govt, local bodies to learn from experiences: Union minister HS Puri on waterlogging

Delhi received 80 per cent of the season's rainfall in 11 days. I urge all our partners-Delhi government, urban local bodies and others to learn from experiences year after year. I am confident we can solve problems of the common man: HS Puri, Urban Affairs Minister on waterlogging in Delhi, Gurugram

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Indigo, SpiceJet issue travel advisory for passengers

Delhi and its adjoining areas -- Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurugram and Faridabad -- have been receiving heavy rainfall since Wednesday. The downpour continued on Thursday, leading to waterlogging and traffic snarls at several areas of Delhi-NCR.

Following the continuous rains and reports of traffic jams from parts of Delhi-NCR, Indigo and Spicejet airlines have issued advisories asking passengers to leave early for the airport and keep a tab on the traffic movement. READ FULL REPORT HERE

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Traffic movement hit from Punjabi Bagh to Mundka in Delhi due to waterlogging

Traffic is heavy on Rohtak Road from Punjabi Bagh to Mundka due to waterlogging and ongoing work of the PWD at Rajdhani Park, Nangloi, and Mundka. Delhi Police has asked commuters to take alternate routes.

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Severe waterlogging on Delhi-Jaipur Expressway in Gurugram

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Haryana: Police vacate 4-storey building bent on one side due to heavy rain in Gurugram

Police have vacated a four-storey building in Gurugram's Sector-46 after it bent on one side following heavy downpour.

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Delhi Police traffic alert

The Delhi Traffic Police has issued an alert for Mathura Road where waterlogging under Pul Pehlad Pur has led to the closure of traffic on MB Road.

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A portion of road has caved-in at IFFCO Chowk, Gurugram

Following heavy rainfall, a portion of road on IFFCO Chowk, Gurugram has caved-in.

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Visuals from waterlogged roads in Gurugram

Roads and service lanes remain waterlogged in Rajiv Chowk area of Gurugram.

A child swims in a waterlogged road in Gurugram (Photo: India Today/Ashutosh Mishra)
(Photo: India Today/Ashutosh Mishra)

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Delhi Police Traffic alert

Traffic movement has been closed on Rajpur Road from both side due to a tree fallen near P.S. Civil Line.

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Over 45 mm of rainfall recorded in 24 hours

The Safdarjung Observatory, which provides representative figures for Delhi, recorded 46 mm rainfall between 8.30 am on Wednesday and 8.30 am on Thursday.

On an average, the city gauges 11.3 mm rainfall from 8:30 am on August 19 to 8:30 am on August 20 every year. The Palam weather station gauged 70.9 mm precipitation during the period, more than six times the normal rainfall.

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Gurugram alert: Waterlogging at Modern Bazar near Mayfield, traffic disrupted

Waterlogging has been reported at Modern Bazar near Mayfield.

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Haryana: Rain continues in Faridabad

IMD has predicted ‘cloudy sky with the possibility of development of thunder or lightning’ till August 24 for Faridabad.

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IMS update: Rain to continue

Rain/thundershowers and lightning are very likely to occur during next 3 hours at isolated places over Aligarh, Mathura, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Etawah, Agra, Firozabad, Lalitpur districts and adjoining areas: India Meteorological Department (IMD)

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Delhi Traffic Police alert

"Obstruction in traffic in the carriageway from Satyam towards Kasturba Underpass, Maharaja Surajmal Marg due to water logging at Jhilmil. Kindly avoid the stretch," tweets Delhi Traffic Police.

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Step out only if necessary: Gurugram Police issues alert

Gurugram Police on Thursday asked people to avoid stepping out of their homes in wake of heavy flooding in the city.

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Waterlogging in Gurugram

Visuals from Gurugram after waterlogging due to heavy rain at South City-2, Sohna Road.

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Rain to continue in Delhi

Rainfall over Delhi likely to continue for the next two hours and subside thereafter, the India Meteorological Department said on Thursday morning.

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Waterlogging in Noida

Gautam Buddh Nagar: Water logging in Sector 39 of Noida following heavy rainfall.

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Delhi Police issues traffic alert at several areas

Following waterlogging due to heavy rain, waterlogging has been reported at several areas of Delhi-NCR.

>> Traffic affected at Jhilmil Underpass (both carriageways)

>> Jhandewalan Mandir on Rani Jhansi Road

>> MB Road at Lal Kuan (both carriageway)

>> Ma Anandmayee Marg near DD Motors (both carriageway)

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Rain to continue in Delhi-NCR, predicts IMD

IMD said, “Thunderstorm with light to moderate rain will continue to occur over many places of entire Delhi, IGI Airport, Dadri, Ghaziabad, Noida, Greater-Noida, Ballabgarh, Faridabad, Gurugram, Manesar, Sohna, Modinagar, Pilakhua, Bulandshahar, Sikandarabad.”

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Waterlogging amid heavy rain: Visuals from Delhi

Morning rain in Delhi has led to waterlogging in several areas of Delhi.

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Rainwater inundates Gurugram’s Golf Course road underpasses

Heavy rains on Wednesday battered Gurgaon where main roads, including underpasses, and those in interior residential areas were submerged in water. The 'Millennium City' recorded 26.5 mm rainfall from Tuesday night till 8.30 am on Wednesday, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). Sohna Chowk, Sikanderpur, Golf Course, Himgiri Chowk, Bilaspur Chowk, and the roads towards Delhi and Jaipur reported waterlogging, the Gurgaon Traffic Police said. The most striking, however, was the inundation of the underpasses on the posh Golf Course Road where water filled the carriageways on both sides of the road stretch. Power cuts during the rain in some areas amplified the problems of residents of the Millennium City, particularly those working from home, while home delivery services were also impacted. The situation remained grim in New Gurgaon too, an upcoming residential area some 15 kms away from the city, where construction-related problems faced by locals aggravated due to rains. Many took to social media to share pictures and videos of their society compounds getting submerged.

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Delhi-NCR wakes up to rainy morning again, waterlogging at many areas

Delhi and its neighbouring areas were hit by heavy rain on early hours of Wednesday. With rain lashing Delhi and parts of NCR, the temperature fell to 27 degree Celsius. As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), thunderstorms with moderate to heavy rain will continue to occur over many places of entire Delhi during the next few hours. On Wednesday, submerged underpasses, waist-deep water on roads, fallen trees and electricity poles gave the residents of Delhi and its satellite cities of Gurgaon and Noida a rough time as heavy rains started pounding the national capital and its adjoining areas since early morning. Seven cars were damaged after the boundary wall of a school in Saket in south Delhi collapsed apparently due to the heavy rain. At many places, cars were submerged under water. The situation was particularly bad in Gurgaon where rains flooded the roads, giving the semblance of small rivers. The most striking image of rain fury was the inundation of the underpasses on the posh Golf Course Road where water filled the carriageways on both sides of the road stretch. In Delhi, waterlogging took place at different locations in areas including Kirari, Burari and Rohini, the North MCD said. Trees fell at seven different locations and at eight places parts of buildings collapsed due to rain, the North MCD said. There were power cuts in some parts of the city. Meanwhile, Kuldeep Srivastava, the head of the regional forecasting centre of the India Meteorological Department, said Delhi recorded moderate rains till 5:30 pm and more rain is likely in the next 24 hours.