Gurgaon: As massive traffic jam brought Gurgaon to a standstill, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday blamed his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal for the Millennium City's woes.
Taking to Twitter, Khattar held Kejriwal responsible for waterlogging on Gurgaon highway and said that the Delhi CM's non-cooperative behaviour has caused the traffic jam.
As per the Haryana government, a large amount of water exits Gurgaon through the Najafgarh drain, which flows through Delhi, but it is blocked partly.
— Manohar Lal (@mlkhattar) July 28, 2016
The Haryana government on Friday declared a two-day school holiday while the Gurgaon Police issued an advisory to avoid travelling as thousands of commuters remained stuck on National Highway 8 due to flooding on the roads.
The chaos had started yesterday itself after heavy rains led to waterlogging near Hero Honda Chowk from 4 pm as the main drain overflowed. The NH-8, which is the main carriageway from Delhi to Jaipur, was choked with hundreds of trucks unable to move and the situation worsened as morning commuters too came on the road.
On Thursday, many motorists abandoned their vehicles and waded through knee-deep water which accumulated on both the carriageways of Delhi-Jaipur road, including Hero Honda Chowk, bringing traffic to a standstill with the tailback extending up to 15-20 kilometers.