Gurgaon drowns: ‘Boats required urgently’, residents tweet to CM, PM

By: | Updated: July 29, 2016 12:52 PM

Heavy rain since yesterday has exposed the poor drainage system in Gurugram, which houses scores of MNCs, as several roads are flooded.

gurugaon-LThe situation is not likely to to improve with the weather department predicting thunderstorm with rain in the city till Sunday,

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.

 

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.

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