Gurgaon traffic jam live updates

Major Indian cities like Gurgaon, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Hyderabad were choked due to heavy overnight rains, which led to massive traffic snarls on Friday. Here are the live updates on Gurgaon traffic jam.

By Ritesh K Srivastava | Updated: Jul 29, 2016, 19:58 PM IST
Gurgaon traffic jam live updates
Pic Courtesy: Twitter

Gurgaon: Major Indian cities like Gurgaon, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Hyderabad were choked due to heavy overnight rains, which led to massive traffic jam on Friday.

The worst affected was Millennium City – Gurugram. The situation was so worse that the Gurgaon Police today asked commuters from Delhi to stay away to avoid further harassment to its people. Here are the live updates on Gurgaon traffic jam:-

-News agency ANI reports situation in Gurgaon easing around 6 pm as traffic crawls in parts of the city after remaining largely choked for many hours due to heavy rainfall.

-Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh volunteers jump into action to assist police.

-The municipal corporation distributed food among the stranded people at Hero Honda Chowk.

-A company each of the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and the India Reserve Battalion (IRB) were rushed to regulate traffic in Gurgaon, especially on the NH-8. Also, 250 home guards were pressed into service.

-The International Road Federation (IRF) expressed deep concerns and called for concerted efforts, both long-term and short-term.

-Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari spoke to the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) chief, Raghav Chandra, and directed him to send a team of senior officials to Gurgaon.

-Union urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu said waterlogging and non-functioning of certain drains were behind the massive traffic snarls.

-Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia attacked the BJP government over the snarls, saying merely renaming Gurgaon to Gurugram won’t ensure development.

-Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal attacked the Manohar Lal Khattar government in Haryana, saying, “That’s BJP Governance”.

-In a series of tweets, Congress leader Randeep Surjewala blamed the government for “destroying Gurgaon”.

-The Gurgaon waterlogging and traffic jam also saw politicians hitting out at their rivals. 

-The police said that the traffic situation in the city would improve by the evening.

-The Gurgaon district magistrate ordered all civil officials on ground under section of 144 CrPC.

-Gurgaon residents demanded action against the officials responsible for the situation.

-A Gurgaon police spokesperson said normalcy was restored on almost all roads by 2 pm.

-A Gurgaon police spokesperson said normalcy was restored on almost all roads by 2 pm.

-The scared and stranded people pulled down a part of the divider on Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway to escape.

-Gurgaon Police also tweeted a video of traffic situation at Hero Honda around 1.30 pm. Watch on #Periscope: Situation onHero Honda Chowk at 1.28pm

-Traffic along the NH8 from Delhi to Rajiv Chowk moved very slowly due to the closure of the national highway at Hero Honda Chowk.

-Gurgaon Police tweeted a picture of Rajiv Chowk at 12.30 pm.

-Heavy traffic jam reported on the Delhi-Jaipur highway due to waterlogging following the showers.

-The traffic on NH8 and Sohna Road remained congested and slow due to the rains and flooding.

-Traffic moving towards Rajasthan and Maharashtra was stuck on the city roads and state highways throughout Thursday night.

 

 

-With more rains expected later today, there is no immediate relief in sight for the satellite city which headquarters a number of Fortune 500 companies.

-The Gurgaon administration ordered the closure of all schools in the city. A few schools however remained open today.

-The administration also appealed to all the commuters to use the Metro.

-Police asked commuters to avoid them if possible.

 

 

-People coming to Gurgaon from Delhi are advised to stay back today to avoid being stuck in Traffic Jams due to flooding on roads: the Gurgaon Police said in a tweet.

-Inside Gurgaon, the worst-affected areas were Sushant Lok Phase-1, DLF City phases, Sohna Road, Golf Course Road, IFFCO Chowk, Old Delhi Road, Sheetla Mata road, sectors 15, 31, 44 and 46 and the Civil Lines area.

-Fresh rains lashed Gurgaon, once again throwing early morning traffic out of gear.