Traffic woes for John Kerry, stuck in jam due to waterlogging

New Delhi :Visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry and his convoy were stuck in massive traffic near Satya Marg on Monday evening due to waterlogging caused by heavy rains while on his way to the hotel from the IGI airport.

The convoy of Kerry, who arrived in New Delhi to participate in the 2nd Indo-US Strategic and Commercial Dialogue, was heading to the hotel in Chanakyapuri in south Delhi when it was stuck in the traffic jam near Satya Marg today, an official said.

Senior Delhi Police and traffic officials declined to share details of the incident claiming it was a “security matter”.

The capital received heavy rains in the evening with the Safdarjung observatory recording 15.2 mm rainfall while the reading at Palam observatory was 8 mm. Vehicular movement was affected across the city with traffic crawling at various major intersections.