GURGAON: Troublesome scenes were witnessed across several areas of Gurugram on Tuesday due to water logging caused by a heavy downpour. Many areas in Gurugram were submerged in knee-deep water leading to a nightmare for residents.
Water logging has led to massive traffic jams in many areas including Huda City Centre, Iffco Chowk, Golf Course road, Hero Honda Chowk, Subhash Chowk, Sohna Road, just to name a few. Traffic has also been severely hit on the Delhi-Jaipur-Mumbai highway
Several residents took to Twitter to share pictures of their harrowing experience due to the waterlogging:
#Rain Some of #Gurugram schools ave announced holiday. @mlkhattar mantra of Gurgaon to Gurugram name change didn't work. The state of affairs in the cyber city remians the same - BAD pic.twitter.com/AXh9UAbClP
— Kirandeep (@raydeep) August 28, 2018
— Mahinwal (@itsmahinwal) August 28, 2018
— Ms. Narain (@contact_nitika) August 28, 2018
— Hemant Goyal (@TheSoulBanker) August 28, 2018
It's amazing what a few hours of rain can do to the most central part of #Gurugram. Cheers to the police for doing their bit. No many cheers to our civic authorities.#RoadsnNahiNavBanao#gurgaonrains pic.twitter.com/3v3hDWohcj
— Rachit Sharma (@sharmasahebh) August 28, 2018
In many areas like Sector 15, water even entered the ground floor of the houses forcing residents to move their belongings to safer spots. Heavy rains have led to electric poles falling off resulting in power cuts.
The light rains which began at around 2 am on Tuesday gained momentum by 4 am. There was a heavy downpour in the city between 6 to 8 am.
Residents also lashed out at the government and the authorities for the lack of infrastructure in the 'millennium city'.
And #Gurgaon fails the Rain test again #DejaVu2016 Water levels are rising now that rains have stopped!! Has renaming it #Gurugram made it a better #millenniumcity ??? @mlkhattar pic.twitter.com/ismMHW8eyN
— monicamor (@monicamor) August 28, 2018
A little rain and #Gurugram comes to a halt in knee deep waters. Nothing works, be it #MCG or #GMDA , simply lax administration. Biggest problem: they don't think they're answerable to public. #VoiceAgainst0Accountability pic.twitter.com/aLu25ynrzJ
— Rajiv Singal (@rajivsingal) August 28, 2018
Maximum revenue generated Distt Gurugram,Minimum infrastructure.Worse situation this morning after heavy rain near sec-47.@mlkhattar @cmohry @RaoNarbir @DC_Gurugram @GurugramMDA @gurgaoncom pic.twitter.com/useEwFuJYh
— Atul__ (@M_Atul0001) August 28, 2018
Millennium city Gurugram. @gurgaonpolice why not arrest the city planning committee for scamming everyone? One moderate rain and the city drowns . @mlkhattar sir, kuch kijiye. pic.twitter.com/QNfCFCCbUJ
— ____ ________ (@theanandr) August 28, 2018
Light rains were also witnessed in other parts of Delhi NCR. The met department had predicted heavy rain in parts of Delhi and Haryana for the day. Traffic was also witnssed in the morning on the Delhi-Noida-Direct flyway leading to commuters being stuck in the area for long.