Delhi: 40 passengers rescued from city bus trapped under waterlogged underpass
New Delhi : The Delhi Fire Services (DFS) successfully rescued 40 passengers from a city bus that was trapped at a waterlogged underpass in Delhi following heavy rains in last two days.
The passengers included women and children. The bus was going to Mathura when it got trapped under Palam underpass.
The DFS received a call seeking assistance at 11.30 am after which two fire tenders were pressed into service, they said.
"A bus with passengers onboard got trapped at an underpass of the Palam flyover due to waterlogging. Two fire tenders were rushed to the spot and all the passengers were rescued safely," Atul Garg, Director, Delhi Fire Services said.
Delhi received heavy rainfall on Friday and Saturday as well, leaving many places waterlogged.
According to civic agencies, several areas in the city, including Moti Bagh, RK Puram, Madhu Vihar, Hari Nagar, Rohtak Road, Badarpur, Som Vihar, Ring Road near IP Station, Vikas Marg, Sangam Vihar, Mehrauli-Badarpur Road, Pul Prahladpur Underpass, Munirka, Rajpur Khurd, Nangloi and Kirari, witnessed waterlogging.
The Delhi traffic police has issued an advisory asking people to avoid paths where waterlogging is expected.