Have you come here in boats, John Kerry asks IIT Delhi

31 August 2016, 12:20 PM

After facing mild rain on the day of arrival, John Kerry witnessed a powerful shower on Wednesday. After managing to reach IIT Delhi on time, he jokingly asked Delhi IIT students if they had come to campus on boats.

Kerry was scheduled to meet IIT Delhi students at 9:30am in the morning but his address got delayed to 11:30am following heavy rains in the national capital.

"Don't know how you all got here. You must have needed boats to get here," Kerry joked.

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US Secretary of State John Kerry's proposed visit to three religious sites in the city has also been cancelled as heavy rains lashed the national capital since morning.

Kerry was scheduled to visit the Gauri Shankar temple, Jama Masjid and Gurdwara Sisganj Sahib in the old Delhi area around 11 AM.

"The visit had to be cancelled due to heavy rains in Delhi," sources in the US Embassy said.

Kerry, who is on a three-day-visit to India, was supposed to visit the sites yesterday itself but it was postponed.

The US leader has had a difficult time with the city's traffic since he landed on Monday night.

His convoy was stuck on Satya Marg in Lutyens Delhi for an hour on Monday by a "spillover effect" owing to waterlogging in the main carriageways.

First Published: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 12:16 PM
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