Traffic nightmare in Gurgaon; waterlogging on NH8 hits Delhi-Jaipur route, schools shut

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar blamed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for the traffic jam.

Traffic nightmare in Gurgaon; waterlogging on NH8 hits Delhi-Jaipur route, schools shut

New Delhi: After witnessing heavy traffic jam for more than 12 hours on the Delhi-Jaipur highway due to waterlogging, Gurugram is limping back to normalcy on Friday.

The Gurgaon Police posted some pictures at noon, which show that the traffic condition was improving in some areas.

The Delhi-NCR region came to a standstill Thursday evening due to monsoon showers and excessive flooding caused by overflow in Badshahpur drain.

Meanwhile, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari spoke to National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)​ Chairman and directed him to send team of officials to National Highway 8 immediately to take stock of the situation.

The NHAI team will coordinate with state officials to clear vehicular movement. The chairman will report about the developments to Gadkari.

Thousands of office goers and other commuters were today stranded in Gurgaon as heavy rains led to waterlogging on National Highway-8 causing massive traffic jams. 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.

Hero Honda Chowk at present

The situation was so worse that the Gurgaon police today morning advised people coming from Delhi not to come to Gurugram to avoid being stuck in traffic jams due to flooding on roads.

The authorities have ordered all the schools to remain close for two days.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar blamed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for the mess.

Hero Honda Chowk on National Highway 8 continues to remain flooded and the traffic police are not allowing heavy vehicle to pass from there. Traffic along the NH8 from Delhi to Rajiv Chowk is moving very slowly, says Gurgaon Police.

In order to help the commuters, Gurgaon Police is regularly giving traffic updates on their official twitter account.

People, who were said to be stuck in the traffic jam for 6-7 hours last night, vented out their anger on the administration.

However, many commuters had some good words for the Gurgaon Police saying.