Heavy rains trigger chaos in Gurugram; intense traffic snarls witnessed
Gurugram: Heavy showers triggered massive waterlogging in several parts of Gurugram on Wednesday morning. Rain water flooded into several posh colonies, vehicles broke down after getting submerged at various locations, leading intense traffic snarls.
Torrential rains since morning resulted in submerging in many areas of the city. It exposed the tall claims of the civic bodies, leaving the citizens facing hardship. The city received 95 mm of rainfall till 11 am.
Traffic jams extended for 20 km from the Delhi border to the Kherki-Daula toll plaza on the Delhi-Jaipur highway. Traffic crawled for two and a half hours on the national highway. The service lane at Narsinghpur was also blocked due to breakdown of several vehicles.
Gurugram Traffic police officials were spotted at various locations to facilitate the traffic flow.
The areas like Sohna Road, Subhash Chowk, Bakhtawar Chowk, Sector 3, 5 and 6, Sector 46, Pataudi Road, Sector 34, Sector 15, Umang Bhardwaj Chowk, IFFCO Chowk, Sheetla Mata Mandir Road, Basai Road, Bus stand area and several others witnessed massive water logging and traffic snarls.
Dinesh Vashisht, former RWA President of Sector 3, 5 and 6 said, “Water had entered several houses and damaged several vehicles causing a lot of trouble to residents. The civic authority failed to tackle the problem of water logging in the city.”
Rain water flooded into the underpass on Golf Course Road. Several vehicles also drowned in the water. Rain has entered several homes in the area. Traffic comes to a standstill due to water logging at Medanta underpass, IFFCO Chowk underpass.
“Several inches of rain water entered into my house. This is highly deplorable to see infrastructure crumble even in the short duration of rain. We are paying huge amounts of taxes to the government for development, not disaster,” said Ashutosh Rana, a resident of South City 2.