Gurugram: Residents woke up to thunderstorms as heavy rain lashed several parts of the city on Wednesday morning. The IMD has issued an orange alert for Wednesday predicting moderate rain with a possibility of heavy downpour at isolated places.
The light rain started around 5:30 am in the morning and increased intensity around 6:30 am with intense showers. The city has been witnessing rain since Tuesday and as per the IMD’s data, it recorded 64.2 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours.
Following the rain, the minimum temperature has dropped to 23 degrees Celsius, two notches below the normal, while the relative humidity index settled at 99 per cent.
The weatherman has predicted that the city is expected to witness cloudy skies on Thursday too, with one or two spells of light rain or thundershowers. The minimum and maximum temperature is likely to hover around 25 and 32 degrees Celsius, respectively.
The torrential rain has once again deflated the tall claims of concerned authorities about monsoon preparation, even when the season is almost in the last phase of its end. Waterlogging has been reported on the various points on the national highway including Narsingpur, IFFCO Chowk causing a traffic snarl on the busy working day.
Even arterial sector roads including, Sadar Bazar, Sheetla Mata temple, Medanta T-point, Khandsa, Basai Chowk, Signature Tower, Mayfield Gardens, IFFCO metro station, Galleria Market, Sector 9, 9A, 23, 23A, 22B, Palam Vihar, Udyog Vihar were flooded with rain water.
Motorists and pedestrians were seen wading through waterlogged streets. Gurugram Traffic Police were seen at the various choking points to facilitate the traffic movement. It has appealed to the commuters to plan their travel accordingly.
“It is really sad that every time there is rain we bear the brunt of lackadaisical attitude of the authorities concerned. Despite paying the huge taxes to the government, the authorities have failed to provide any solution to this perennial problem that we face every monsoon season,” Tarun Chauhan, a resident of Sector 9A said.