An Indian man covers himself in a plastic sheet to avoid getting wet during a monsoon shower in New Delhi, India, Monday, July 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)
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Thousands of Indians were left stranded overnight Friday as major traffic gridlock paralyzed roads leading to a key business city near New Delhi and authorities struggled to get the situation under control.Television images showed thousands of partially submerged cars stranded in miles-long jams on a key highway and link roads connecting New Delhi with the satellite town of Gurgaon. Crumbling civic infrastructure, clogged drains and uncontrolled construction in Indian cities results in widespread flooding of roads during the rainy season.The four-month-long monsoon begins in June and is vital for irrigating farmland of more than 330 million Indian farmers.
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