Heavy rain since yesterday has exposed the poor drainage system in Gurugram, which houses scores of MNCs, as several roads are flooded.
Heavy rain since yesterday has exposed the poor drainage system in Gurgaon, which houses scores of MNCs, as several roads are flooded. The rain has also brought the city, which has been renamed as Gurugram, to a standstill. Several parts of the Millenium City, especially NH8 and Sohna Road, have witnessed massive jams since yesterday’s heavy downpour, with the city traffic police advising commuters to avoid the roads if possible. People stuck at various spots lamented that no official, especially from the disaster management office, were available for the rescue. They said that they had been left at their own fate. Amid the rain and jam, however, people have commended the role played by traffic police, who have stood firm in their duty, trying to manage the traffic of the city. Much of the present problem in the city can be attributed to unplanned development. Though the city has a number of high-rises, posh colonies and shopping malls, poor arrangements for civic amenities are exposed even when a small crisis strikes. Frustrated over the situation, several people have taken to the Twitter to write to Haryana CM for help. While some have even tweeted to the PMO, Prime Minister Narendra Modi for help, others have questioned the efficiency of the BJP government in the state and took the opportunity to mock the state government.Here are some of the tweets.
— Manoj Rao (@manojrao53) July 29, 2016
— Dhananjay (@innovationoge) July 29, 2016
— Shubhra pant (@Shubhrapant_TOI) July 29, 2016
— Himanshu Gupta (@InvertedControl) July 29, 2016
— Anshu Mor (@anshuMor) July 29, 2016
— Gopi Krishan Garhwal (@igopik) July 29, 2016
Cc @mlkhattar sir you are in power for almost 2 yrs now ,but Gurgaon is same in rainy seasons https://t.co/osagjfnou7
— ❅ Keep Smiling (@upma23) July 29, 2016
— Varun Upadhayay (@UpadhayayVarun) July 29, 2016
— Kunal Anand (@KunalWrites) July 28, 2016
— Natasha Puri (@Natashapuri) July 29, 2016
— Vikram Chaudhary (@_vikramch) July 29, 2016
dear khattar ji don’ blame on delhi goverment. jam jaipur jaane waale rout pe . #khattar ji naam badlne se kuch nahi hota
— Rakesh Singh (@raaforyou) July 29, 2016
— Responsible citizen (@commonmansjob) July 29, 2016
— manish kumar agrawal (@imanishag) July 14, 2016
— Saurabh Bhardwaj (@groovysaurabh) July 13, 2016
— The Ordinary Indian (@i_m_tomorrow) July 13, 2016
— Honey Das (@HoneyDas) July 29, 2016
WATCH: Rain Chokes Gurugram Highway
The situation is not likely to to improve with the weather department predicting thunderstorm with rain in the city till Sunday.One hopes the government and city planners would learn a lesson from this and make arrangements for proper drainage in the city soon.