Rain in Delhi paralyzed life for a day 2011

This article is about the rain which made Delhi to come to a stand still in just one day. The traffic was moving at a snail speed and most of the roads were having water logging to the height of 3 to 4 ft. The Delhi government has been claiming that the city was all prepared for the rain but single day’s rain disproved the statement.

On 9 September 2011 Delhi has rain since morning which started at 4 am. The constant drizzling made the people drench the whole day.

Delhi rain effected life

Roads in Delhi filled with water

The office goers were the most effected as the traffic jams were the nature’s evidence to the constant false commitment of the Delhi government that there will be no water logging this year, as Delhi was fully geared to fight this problem.

Delhi rain and traffic jam

Delhi rain and water logging

The main connecting road between Trans-Yamuna and New Delhi, the Nizamuddin Bridge and the ITO bridge were the worst hit. At Nizamuddin Bridge the distance of 1.5 kms was covered in more the 3 hours. At the ITO Bridge the new constructed underpasses were filled with water. Most of the vehicles were at stand still as water caught the engines. The buses of the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) were having the same fate as small cars.
Ambulance could not move in traffic jam

Rain in Delhi created havoc

At the major and the busiest road in front of Batra Hospital, the morning office goers were caught in knee deep water. Hundreds of people were drenched and going to office was a trouble.

Delhi rain stopped Delhi

The new road constructed behind the Yamuna Bazar is considered to be a fast none stop road which many have started to use to save time and avoid red-lights on the Mahatma Gandhi Road (Ring Road). At this road the traffic was moving at a snail speed due to water logging at the underpass. The developmental work of Delhi showed the real picture in the rain for the day which was only 96.1mm recorded at the Metrological Department of Delhi.

Rain in Delhi leads to traffic jams

Rain killed on girl of 7 years who became the victim of the falling wall due to rain. 17 Trees uprooted all over Delhi. Total 19 building damaged due to one day rain.

Underpass filled with water

The traffic jam started at 8 am in the morning which is the peek hours and remained same at snail speed till late night. (Photos attached) Water logging at 108 places made Delhi to come to a stand still.

Rain water in bus in Delhi

Delhi rain effected traffic till night


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Author: Ramachandran Pattabiraman11 Sep 2011 Member Level: Gold   Points : 1

Nadeem Ji,a good elaborative and picturised posting. Not only New Delhi but also many busy cities like Mumbai,Chennai,Calcutta also do suffer a lot duty to heavy rainfall. The calamities like this occured to make us realise
1.the superpower of God or there is a superpower than human
2.anything exceeds the level it wouldbe a danger- in tamil there is a proverb 'alavukku minjinaal amirthamum visham' that means anything even a metor exceeds the limit it becomes a poison. Water is essential and if it exceeds the level,calamity.

Author: Nadeem Naqvi11 Sep 2011 Member Level: Gold   Points : 1

Mr. Ramachandran,
Thanks for appreciation. I am just posting what ever can provide information to the common public and help them open their eyes for the next coming election.

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