Gurgaon or Gurugram also known as the hub of multinational companies on Friday urged people from Delhi to stay away, after jams caused by rain on Thursday.
Gurgaon or Gurugram also known as the hub of multinational companies on Friday urged people from Delhi to stay away, after jams caused by rain on Thursday. All the schools in the ‘millenium city’ have been shut down for two days and people have been advised to avoid the roads atleast till noon. The rain has also brought the city to a standstill. Several parts of the city, especially NH8 and Sohna Road, have witnessed massive jams since yesterday’s heavy downpour. The Gurgaon police on Friday morning tweeted asking people to “avoid coming to Gurgaon to avoid getting stuck in traffic due to flooding of roads”.
On some of the stretches, the cars moved only one kilometer an hour and parts of NH8 were also submerged in deep water. The problem worsened after pumping of water was stopped due to danger of the Badshahpur drain overflowing. There were some who also lashed out at Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and took a dig at how he was more concerned with “renaming the place rather than improving its infrastructure”. This is how ‘aam aadmi’ reacted on 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.
— Gurgaon Police (@gurgaonpolice) July 29, 2016
The only way the dimwitted clowns we elect ..knows how to make a visible difference from previous Government is by changing names #Gurugram
— Rasputin (@IndianCzar) July 29, 2016
Only name has been changed, status quo remains when it comes to civic amenties. #Gurugram
— Rakesh Ranjan (@rranjan501) July 29, 2016
— Avi… (@VAvinash) July 29, 2016
I think, it’s about time Ola should start Ola Boat, Ola Cruise, Ola Submarine in #Gurugram..
— Swikriti (@swikritiashu) July 29, 2016
— Rohit Sharma (@imRo45_) July 29, 2016
So much energy spent on renaming #gurgaon but none was put into trying to fix basic issues. Its a living nightmare this evening
— Ruhi Tewari (@ruhitewari) July 28, 2016
— Pratyush Dixit (@pratyushdixit) July 29, 2016
— ABHISHEK KUMAR (@abhinitrpr) July 29, 2016
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The question that needs to be asked is whether the government or the municipal corporation could have done anything about it or they never saw this coming; which is even worse, considering the rampant construction, mismangaement in the disposal of waste and blocked drains should have been a dead give away.