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Heavy rain jams Delhi, NCR again; police issue advisoryVehicles wade through a waterlogged road in New Delhi on Wednesday. — ANI photo

Heavy rain jams Delhi, NCR again; police issue advisory

John Kerry’s visit to religious sites cancelled31 Aug 2016 | 11:37 AM

NEW DELHI: Heavy rain lashed several parts of the city and the National Capital Region on Wednesday, causing traffic snarls and prompting the police to issue travel advisories. Traffic helpline officials said they were flooded with calls of traffic jams and flooding across the National Capital.

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New Delhi, August 30

Heavy rain lashed several parts of the city and the National Capital Region on Wednesday, causing traffic snarls and prompting the police to issue travel advisories.

Traffic helpline officials said they were flooded with calls of traffic jams and flooding across the National Capital.

"Reports of heavy traffic congestion and vehicles being stuck on roads are coming from different parts of the city since morning. We have till now received more than 100 calls of traffic jams and waterlogging," an official of the traffic helpline said.

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The Indian Meteorological Department said the city received 3.9 mm rains until 8.30 am.

"The sky will be generally cloudy throughout the day," an official of the India Meteorological Department said.

The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 32 degree Celsius.

The Delhi and Gurgaon Police have issued advisories against unnecessary travel. 

Kerry’s visit to religious sites cancelled

US Secretary of State John Kerry’s proposed visit to three religious sites in the National Capital was cancelled today due to heavy rain.

Kerry was scheduled to visit the Gauri Shankar temple, Jama Masjid and Gurdwara Sisganj Sahib in the old Delhi area around 11 am.

“The visit had to be cancelled due to heavy rain in Delhi,” sources in the US Embassy said.

Kerry, who is on a three-day-visit to India, was supposed to visit the sites yesterday itself but it was postponed.

The US leader has had a difficult time with the city’s traffic since he landed on Monday night.

His convoy was stuck on Satya Marg in Lutyens Delhi for an hour on Monday by a “spillover effect” owing to waterlogging in the main carriageways. — Agencies

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