Gurgaon Waterlogging Blocks NH 8

Haryana is almost submerged in the rain-water. The National Highway 8 that connects Delhi and Jaipur is blocked with heavy trucks and cars due to the heavy flood water. The office commuters in the morning today made the situation even worse. The Central Hero Honda Chowk of Gurgaon is still in the flood water. The cops of the state advised Delhi people not to enter the Millennium city, as the heavy rain falls in left thousands of commuters stranded in Gurgaon.

State police issued the advisory on micro-blogging site Twitter- “People coming to Gurgaon from Delhi are advised to stay back today to avoid being stuck in Traffic Jams due to flooding on roads.”

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The traffic jams and the mess on the flooded roads created turbulence on social media as many residents pointed out the local administration for poor planning.

The government of Haryana called for an emergency meeting to deal with the waterlogging and massive traffic jam as the sources indicated that the state chief minister Mr Manohar Lal Khattar would probably make a visit to the city on Friday. Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, banged BJP government over the snarls, saying Gurgaon doesn’t ensure development. “Glib talk won’t help in unclogging traffic jams,” he said.

Haryana Government declared July 29 and 30 as holidays to Gurgaon Schools, but the late-morning announcement led to confusion. Shivam Vij a father, waiting with his kids on the flooded road in Sector 10-A market said, “Why didn’t the administration decide on Thursday about the holiday? It seems lack of good governance.”

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The worse situation started on Thursday night after a heavy rainfall which left the commuters stranded. The scene was miserable as many were seen leaving their cars and vehicles and plodding through the knee-deep water.

Randeep Surjewala, a Congress leader, condemned the Haryana Bharatiya Janata Party government for “destroying Gurgaon” and he also tweeted – “Quicker to reach New York from Delhi then Delhi-Gurgaon (sic).”

“The policemen have been directed to ensure that citizens reached home safely,” said Police Commissioner Navdeep Singh Virk. The state Police on Twitter said “Water logging on several roads in Gurgaon has led to a gridlock in parts of the city. Entire traffic police is on road trying to do the best.”


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