Gurgaon: On Thursday evening and Friday morning, the Millennium City of Gurgaon was gridlocked due to traffic jams caused by heavy rains and consequent water-logging.
While the NCR city is now limping back to normalcy fast, the price for the chaos has been paid by city Police Commissioner Navdeep Singh Virk.
Orders have been issued by the state government of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar to transfer Virk to Rohtak, reports claimed on Saturday.
Virk was among the officers who were seen on the ground to manage the situation in Gurgaon during flooding of the National Highway 8 and other areas. The Police Commissioner was seen riding on a bicycle to areas that were affected by water-logging.
Traffic policemen were also on the ground standing in knee-deep water trying to bring some relief to commuters stranded for hours on the flooded roads.
As per the orders, Sandeep Khirawar will be the new Gurgaon (of Gurugram) police chief.
The problem had started on Thursday evening following hours of persistent rain in Gurgaon.
Several parts of the city got choked due to water-logging leading to massive jams.
Among the worst-affected areas was the Hero Honda Chowk where water-logging triggered kilometres-long jams on the National Highway 8 that connects Gurgaon to Delhi.
Schools were ordered shut for the rest of the week, while the police asked people from Delhi coming to Gurgaon for work to cancel their plans.
CM Khattar yesterday held an emergency meeting in Chandigarh to review the situation in Gurgaon.
Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari also ordered NHAI officials to send a team to Gurgaon and help resolve the problem.
The Gurgaon Police today said that detailed plans have been made to avert any jam-like situation during rainy season due to flooding of roads, including NH8 & 248A.
Also, a high-level meeting called by the Chief Secretary will also review the situation in Gurgaon.