New Delhi: After a long wait, weather god finally smiled on Delhi and the national capital received the maximum rainfall so far of this monsoon season. Even though the rainfall brought a smile on the faces of Delhiites reeling under hot and humid conditions, it also exposed the tall claims of civic bodies on their preparations to tackle the downpour.

Delhi recorded 58.2 mm of rainfall on Tuesday within few hours of heavy downpour. However, the joy of Delhiites was short lived as the aftermath of incessant rainfall started posing one problem after the other.

Due to heavy downpour, water logging created a major problem in many areas, which subsequently led to long traffic holdovers.

According to a Municipal Corporation of Delhi report, water logging was reported in 18 main areas after rainfall on Tuesday.

Few roads like Greater Kailash I, Defency Colony, Moolchand flyover, AIIMS flyover, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Civil Lines, Minto Road, ISBT Kashmere Gate and New Delhi railway station witnessed heavy water logging.

Likewise, water logging was reported near New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) and three incidents where roads caved in were also brought to the knowledge of concerned authorities.

Due to water logging, all main roads were jammed across Delhi and commuters were stuck in traffic holdover for hours. To make the situation even worse, most of the traffic lights were not functional. None of the concerned authorities and employees of the local bodies were visible to counter the menace of water logging.

As per the report from Meteorological Department, the maximum and minimum temperatures in Delhi were recorded at 35.6 degree Celsius and 25.6 degree Celsius respectively.

According to weather forecast, rains will continue for the entire week.

JPN/Bureau