Stay away… says flooded Gurgaon

RSTV Bureau
Heavy traffic jam in  Gurgram  Courtesy: gurgaonpolice/Twitter

Heavy traffic jam in Gurgram
Courtesy: gurgaonpolice/Twitter

Massive jams in the Haryana’s millennium city, Gurugram( Gurgaon) are causing severe incontinence to commuters travelling from Delhi to Gurgram resulting in jam’s crossing over 15 hours.

A heavy down pour on Thursday coupled with knee-deep water on National Highway-8 has resulted in massive water logging along the National Highway -8 and biplanes of the industrial town connecting New Delhi.

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.

Heavy traffic jam in  Gurgram  Courtesy: gurgaonpolice/Twitter

Heavy traffic jam in Gurgram
Courtesy: gurgaonpolice/Twitter

Haryana government’s police department issues a traffic advisory on Friday morning asking commuters to avoid visit to gurgram until the roads are cleared.

“People coming to Gurgaon from Delhi are advised to stay back today to avoid being stuck in Traffic Jams due to flooding on roads,” said the Gurgaon Police

Meanwhile the water logging has brought out the differences between Haryana government and Delhi CM Kejriwal.

Blaming Delhi for not cooperating in solving the water logging problem Chief Minister Khattar retweeted a comment alleging “non-cooperation by Delhi.”

“The Haryana government says that a large amount of water exits Gurgaon through the Najafgarh drain, which flows through Delhi but is blocked partly,” said the tweet shared by Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar.

Heavy traffic jam in  Gurgram  Courtesy: gurgaonpolice/Twitter

Heavy traffic jam in Gurgram
Courtesy: gurgaonpolice/Twitter

Khattar got a reply from Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Sisodia, who countered Haryana government saying changing name of the city cannot ensure development.

“Merely changing the name of the city does not ensure development,” Sisodia said on twitter.

Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala accused the Maohar Lal Khattar government of ignoring basic infrastructure in Gurgaon.

“In the last 17 hours, people have been waiting on the road, they have been sleeping on top of vehicles, some abandoned their vehicles and returned home,” Surjewala said, and insisted that party was not poulticing the issue.

Heavy traffic jam in  Gurgram  Courtesy: gurgaonpolice/Twitter

Heavy traffic jam in Gurgram
OfficeOfRG/Twitter

Congress Vice President also reacted to the traffic chaos and blamed it Modi government.

“As BJP passes the buck,Gurgaon chokes.Wht an awful ordeal 4commuters esp ambulances tht may have been stuck for hours,” said Rahul Gandhi.

Deputy Commissioner of Gurgaon, T L Satyaprakash, declared a two-day holiday in Gurgaon schools after authorities held a high level review meeting.  Some MNCs too declared a day off in Gurgaon as their vehicles which pick and drop employees were stranded in traffic.

Haryana Government called an emergency meeting to discuss the situation as it came under attack from Opposition Congress and Aam Aadmi Party and deliberating ways to clear jam from highways.