A brief spell of rain led to waterlogging across the national capital and adjoining Gurgaon, choking the rush hour traffic.
Due to traffic jams, people were stuck for long hours on the roads. Water logging and traffic snarls very common in case of heavy rainfall as civic agencies are miles away from making these thoroughfares fit for monsoon.
The convoy of Kerry, who arrived here to participate in the 2nd Indo-US Strategic and Commercial Dialogue, was heading to the hotel in Chanakyapuri in south Delhi when it was stuck in the traffic jam near Satya Marg.
Journalist Nicolas Wadhams, who is accompanying Mr Kerry on his tour to New Delhi, tweeted:
John Kerry stuck in traffic like everyone else on wet New Delhi night. pic.twitter.com/HiQD8lQlFs
— Nicholas Wadhams (@nwadhams) August 29, 2016
“John Kerry stuck in traffic like everyone else on wet New Delhi night.”
Kerry is visiting India to participate in the 2nd Indo-US Strategic and Commercial Dialogue where terrorism emanating from Pakistan and other important issues, including economic matters like visas, will be discussed.
Several parts of the city and many places including Hero Honda Chowk, Sohna Road, Manesar, Udyog Vihar, old Gurgaon Road and a few areas in New Gurgaon experienced heavy traffic snarls on August 29.
Those travelling on Delhi roads also reported traffic jams, tweeting photos of traffic jams and water-logged areas.
The area around South Extension, Ring Road, Defence Colony, Moolchand, Maharani Bagh, Moti Bagh, parts around Dhaula Kuan, Rao Tula Ram Marg, Rajouri Garden, Palam, Dabri, and Akshardham were flooded. All the stretches witnessed heavy traffic jams.
The worst stretches between 6pm and 10pm were Chirag Dilli, Nehru Place, Modi Mill, Dhaula Kuan and ITO. Special commissioner traffic Sandeep Goel, who has been monitoring the traffic situation, said the excess Monday evening traffic led to bigger snarls.
Despite several measures announced by Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar and top police officials after the July 28 traffic Gurujam that stretched for several hours overnight, commuters had to again face the same hardship.