In pics: Horror images from Delhi roads as heavy rain drowns all

Heavy showers on Tuesday morning may have come as a welcome relief from the heat but the scenes on many roads in Delhi and adjoining areas were nothing short of nightmarish.
By HT Auto Desk
| Updated on: 31 Aug 2021, 08:06 PM
Heavy and persistent showers once again exposed the absolutely shoddy civic work and poor drainage system in Delhi and adjoining satellite cities. India's capital city had many key roads submerged in knee-deep water as motorists almost floated to get from one part to another.
1/11 Heavy and persistent showers once again exposed the absolutely shoddy civic work and poor drainage system in Delhi and adjoining satellite cities. India's capital city had many key roads submerged in knee-deep water as motorists almost floated to get from one part to another. (ANI Photo)
A long vehicular traffic jam seen at Delhi-Gurugram Expressway on Tuesday morning.
2/11 A long vehicular traffic jam seen at Delhi-Gurugram Expressway on Tuesday morning. (ANI Photo)
Vehicles wade through a water logged stretch after heavy rains at AIIMS in New Delhi.
3/11 Vehicles wade through a water logged stretch after heavy rains at AIIMS in New Delhi. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Many vehicle got stuck in water-logged stretches after persistent rain lashed Delhi. This photo is from near AIIMS hospital.
4/11 Many vehicle got stuck in water-logged stretches after persistent rain lashed Delhi. This photo is from near AIIMS hospital. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Commuters took several hours to get from one point to another owing to submerged roads in many parts of the city. This photo is taken at Delhi's Shadipur.
5/11 Commuters took several hours to get from one point to another owing to submerged roads in many parts of the city. This photo is taken at Delhi's Shadipur. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Numerous incidents of accidents as well as vehicular malfunctions only contributed to the traffic mess.
6/11 Numerous incidents of accidents as well as vehicular malfunctions only contributed to the traffic mess. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
A DTC bus moves through a waterlogged road in Delhi's Anand Parbat.
7/11 A DTC bus moves through a waterlogged road in Delhi's Anand Parbat. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
A motorist tries his best to get to safer ground in order to seek a clearer passage on water-logged roads.
8/11 A motorist tries his best to get to safer ground in order to seek a clearer passage on water-logged roads. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
This is just one of numerous scenes that were common on Delhi roads on Tuesday morning and afternoon.
9/11 This is just one of numerous scenes that were common on Delhi roads on Tuesday morning and afternoon. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Pedestrians and those on cycles hardly fared any better and had to often move without knowing where the next step would land.
10/11 Pedestrians and those on cycles hardly fared any better and had to often move without knowing where the next step would land. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Scenes such as these are, unfortunately, increasingly common in Delhi and many other metropolitan cities of the country.
11/11 Scenes such as these are, unfortunately, increasingly common in Delhi and many other metropolitan cities of the country. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
First Published Date: 31 Aug 2021, 08:06 PM IST
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