Snarls after river water spills on to Ring Road- The New Indian Express

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Waterlogging on parts of the busy Ring Road, including on the stretch between Majnu ka Tila and Wazirabad, led to heavy traffic congestion as the Yamuna in Delhi swelled to 207.83 meters on Wednesday, breaching its all-time record of 207.49 meters set 45 years ago.

According to PWD officials, waterlogging was reported from three locations on the Ring Road — between the Monastery Market and ISBT Kashmere Gate, Loha Pul and the stretch between Majnu ka Tila and Wazirabad. β€œThe Irrigation and Flood Control Department have put sandbags to stop the Yamuna from overflowing. PWD teams are using pumps to clear the water,” a PWD official said.

The traffic movement between Chandgi Ram Akhada and Kashmere Gate was also affected by waterlogging. The Bhairon Marg T-point was also inundated and the PWD department was pumping out the water. There was waterlogging on a portion of the Rajghat Road which led to traffic jams. Google Maps showed ‘Extreme Flood Alert’ for those traveling towards Noida from ITO. The Delhi Traffic Police (DTP) advised people to avoid some stretches of the Ring Road.

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