The Weekend Leader – Delhi PWD cancels leave for technical staff due to monsoon

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The Delhi government’s Public Works Department (PWD) has canceled leave for its engineering staff until September 30 due to continued congestion and road collapse due to rain in the city.

The ministry also asked officials to recall technical staff already on leave and cancel sanctioned leave, except in the event of health concerns or “unprecedented circumstances.”

The congestion created traffic jams in several places on Monday, the situation was not much different on Tuesday morning and the traffic of vehicles was affected in many places including Mayur Vihar, Vikash Marg, Pragti Maidan, etc.

The onset of the monsoon may have brought much-needed respite from the humidity and heat waves to the nation’s capital, but in the past 24 hours, two people have reportedly died of drowning.

In a new incident on Tuesday, a 9-year-old boy drowned in a sewer in Holambi Kalan in the Narla region, police said.

On Monday, a 27-year-old man drowned in an underground passage in Pul Prahladpur, south Delhi, as he tried to take a selfie in the rain.

On Monday, the maximum temperature dropped to 26.5 degrees Celsius, eight degrees below normal, and the low was recorded at 24 degrees Celsius, three degrees below normal for this time of year.

“Light rain / drizzle is expected to continue through Friday and the maximum temperature is expected to remain below 35 degrees Celsius,” the Met Department said. -IANS


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