Atishi on Delhi Waterlogging: First monsoon rain in Delhi, how long will the water remain filled and why did the waterlogging happen? Atishi gave clarification

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In view of the waterlogging problem in Delhi after the record-breaking rain in 90 years in the month of June, Delhi government ministers Atishi, Saurabh Bhardwaj, Gopal Roy, Imran Hussain held a meeting with the officials of the departments in the Delhi Secretariat and discussed ways to deal with the problem of waterlogging.

Delhi Minister Atishi said that we have identified about 200 hotspots till the last rain. Out of these, 40 hotspots are under CCTV surveillance by PWD. You have to understand that if Delhi receives 228 mm of rain, it will take time for the water level to reduce. Right now Delhi has received more rain than the capacity of the drains. In view of the problem of waterlogging after the record-breaking rain in 90 years in the month of June in Delhi, Delhi government ministers Atishi, Saurabh Bhardwaj, Gopal Roy, Imran Hussain held a meeting with the officials of the departments in the Delhi Secretariat and discussed about dealing with the problem of waterlogging.

Heavy rains in Delhi on Friday morning led to waterlogging in many areas, during which traffic was disrupted with flood-like situation in main areas of the city. Delhi Traffic Police has issued advisory regarding the affected routes and advised commuters to plan their travel accordingly. According to pictures coming from various places in the city, waterlogging has caused long traffic jams in many areas. During this time, especially people going to their offices and workplaces and other commuters had to face more problems. Delhi Police said that it has received many calls since morning regarding traffic problems, waterlogging and uprooted trees.

Passengers carrying their children had to wade through knee-deep water on the waterlogged roads in the New Delhi Railway Station area. In some areas, metro stations were also flooded, causing problems for people. According to the police, due to waterlogging, traffic is affected 100 meters on both sides of the red light on Anuvrat Marg and on both sides of the Lado Sarai red light. Jatin Sharma, who was going to North-West Delhi to take the exam, said that there was a lot of traffic at Kashmiri Gate in the morning. Sharma said, I was going to take the exam from my home in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. There was heavy waterlogging at Kashmiri Gate in the morning, which caused traffic jam. The road is quite wide, but due to waterlogging, people were using only one lane.

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