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Dust storm, heavy rains hit Delhi, Metro services affected

Dust storm, heavy rains hit Delhi, Metro services affected

India Blooms News Service | | 30 May 2014, 07:39 pm
New Delhi, May 30 (IBNS): After a spell of extreme hot weather, stormy winds and thundershowers hit the Delhi NCR region on Friday.

The national capital was hit by the dust storm at around 5 pm on Friday evening.

The city also experienced heavy rainfall.

Besides huge traffic clot, the storm hit services on the Delhi Metro's Yellow line. The metro line was been halted for a while.

At least 18 domestic and one international Delhi-bound flights were also diverted to nearby airports, reports said.

Power cuts were also reported from some parts of the NCR.

The Met department had earlier predicted that a dust storm would hit the city and surrounding areas during the weekend.
 

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