Delhi regent: Traffic police advise, ask commuters to avoid THESE swampy roads


The national capital was hit by heavy rainfall in several parts of Delhi-NCR on Saturday (October 9), causing flooding in several parts of Delhi. On Saturday, traffic disruptions were reported from various parts of the national capital as rain ravaged the city. To make commuting easy, the Delhi Traffic Police has advised commuters to plan their journey accordingly. Traffic on New Rohtak Road in the lane from Zakhira to Anand Parbat is affected by flooding at the Anand Parbat red light. Commuters are advised to avoid the route. Delhi Traffic Police took to Twitter to warn commuters about the same.

“Traffic alert! Due to the incessant #DelhiRains over the past 12 hours, some roads have been affected by flooding and potholes. Commuters are advised to plan their journey accordingly and avoid these stretches for their convenience,” the Delhi Traffic Police tweet reads.

According to an official statement, the past 12 hours have witnessed incessant rainfall in the city. Several incidents affecting traffic such as flooding, pothole development, etc. have been reported all over Delhi. This resulted in traffic bottlenecks, slow moving traffic and the resulting traffic congestion.

“The Control Room flashed messages to all DCPs (Traffic Areas), ACPs (Traffic Districts) and Traffic Inspectors to mobilize a maximum number of field personnel, motorcycle patrol teams and cranes to manually control traffic at intersections where there was no power supply, remove faulty vehicles and restore normal traffic flow,” the statement said.

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Traffic control room messages were also flashed to control rooms of other public agencies such as NDMC, PWD, MCD, etc. They were also deployed to provide local resources and manpower and take care of the situation and called with alertness, enthusiasm, and punctuality. Operations are still ongoing and services from other departments are also being taken over, it said.

The traffic control room received four reports of flooding from Pragati Maidan, the Dhaula Kuan overpass, Maharani Bagh to Kilokari and the Jhandewalan roundabout on Panchkuiyan Road, the statement said.

Similarly, two calls regarding potholes were received from Moti Bagh to Dhaula Kuan Flyover roadway for Moti Bagh Gurudwara and Aurobindo Marg, it said. The commuters also posted updates on Twitter about traffic congestion in parts of the city.

Heavy traffic jams were reported from the Zakhira flyover. Similar scenes were seen on the Najafgarh road towards Bahadurgarh and the Ring Road from Raja Garden Chowk to the Dhaula Kuan loop.

A commuter tweeted that it was busy from Naraina to Moti Bagh on the Dhaula Kuan section. Another commuter said the red light in Punjabi Bagh Chowk was not working and there was heavy traffic congestion due to rain and flooding.

Some of them complained about heavy traffic near Anand Vihar, the Red Fort, Mathur Road and Chhawla. Azad Market Red Light Chowk also witnessed traffic jams. A senior police officer said sufficient traffic police personnel have been deployed to the field to ensure smooth traffic movement in the city.

Another user said it was busy on National Highway-8 from the Gurugram border towards Delhi. India’s Meteorological Service has forecast generally cloudy skies with moderate rain for Saturday.

(With inputs from PTI)





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