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New Delhi: Vehicles move slowly during a traffic jam following heavy rain, near Akshardham

Delhiites woke up to a massive thunderstorm and heavy rains on Monday that brought a much-needed respite from the sweltering heat, as the city recorded a minimum temperature of 18 degrees Celsius. Due to the impact of the strong winds, trees got uprooted in some parts of the national capital and traffic snarls were reported in various stretches, including ITO, DND and near AIIMS. According to the weather department, this was the first moderate-intensity storm of this season.

In Gurugram, the worst affected stretches were Narsinghpur, Jharsa Crossing, Sector 29, Sector 38, Sector 50, Rajeev Chowk, Sheetla Mata Road, Civil Lines, Golf Course Extension Road, Vatika Chowk, Sector 52, and Daulatabad Flyover. At least 2,500 police personnel were deployed at major key points to manage traffic, said Ravinder Kumar Tomar, DCP (traffic). 

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Ghaziabad: Commuters wait for means of transportation

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New Delhi: Vehicles move slowly during a traffic jam following heavy rain, near Akshardham

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Ghaziabad: Commuters ride a bike during rain, as a man prays in a temple

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Ghaziabad: A worker paddles his rickshaw with a passenger

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New Delhi: Vehicles move through a waterlogged area following heavy rain, at Lodhi Road

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Ghaziabad: A woman uses a bag to cover her head during heavy rains

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New Delhi: Commuters use umbrella and plastic sheet to cover themselves during rain 

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Ghaziabad: A woman holds a damaged umbrella, as she tries to protect herself during rain

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New Delhi: Vehicles move through a waterlogged area following heavy rain, at Lodhi Road 

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