Heavy rain lash Delhi causing long traffic jams

      Heavy rains lashed Delhi on Thursday leading to traffic snarls and water logging in many areas. The city received 93.2 mm of rains since last night. However, the heavy rains also brought down the temperature in the capital with the minimum being recorded at 23.3 degree Celsius The Delhi government has issued an advisory, asking people to avoid Dhaula Kuan and the roads leading to it. The areas witnessing huge traffic jams are Mayur Vihar, Vasant Vihar, Munirka, Dhaula Kuan, Pragati Maidan, Moolchand, Lajat Nagar, Laxmi Nagar, Bhajanpura and Nizamuudin. Traffic lights were also not working in many areas. Office goers had a harrowing time as traffic moved at a snail's pace. Roads were chocked, many cars broke down creating further chaos and most streets were water logged. Met officials have said that there are no indications of the monsoon withdrawing from the country at present. Delhi has received a total of 538.6 mm of rain this monsoon against an average of 573 mm.

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