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Heavy rains reported from New Delhi

Heavy rains reported from New Delhi

Heavy rains lashed Delhi on Saturday, leading to waterlogging in many parts of the city including underneath Minto Bridge, Moolchand underpass and at ITO.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert for moderate rains in Delhi.

Due to the waterlogging, the Delhi Traffic Police closed several crucial underpasses and took to Twitter to inform commuters.

Public Works Department (PWD) officials said the field staff was on the ground to address waterlogging complaints on priority.

Traffic movement on Minto Bridge (both carriageways) has been closed due to waterlogging. Please avoid (the) stretch," the traffic police tweeted.

"Traffic is affected at Moolchand Underpass due to waterlogging. Inconvenience is regretted. Azad Market Underpass is closed due to 1.5 feet waterlogging, please avoid using this route. Sorry for the inconvenience," they said.

Other areas that witnessed waterlogging due to heavy rains include Pul Prahladpur underpass, Lajpat Nagar, Jangpura, ITO, roads around Pragati Maidan, Sangam Vihar, Rohtak Road, Mangolpuri, Kirari and Malviya Nagar.

Traffic movement was also disrupted on the Mehrauli-Badarpur road in south Delhi due to the waterlogging.

"Waterlogging at Prahladpur Underpass interrupted traffic at MB road diverted on mathura road. Kindly avoid (the) stretch," the traffic police tweeted.

A PWD official said the department's field staff was working to resolve the issue. They said that the intensity of rain this morning was high, so a few areas of the city witnessed waterlogging. Our field staff is on the ground and we are closely monitoring the situation.