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Gurugram commuters too face traffic snarls due to waterlogging

Gurugram: Like its bigger neighbour Delhi, commuters in Gurugram too faced difficulties due to the water logging caused by heavy rains on Monday. The areas that were badly affected included National Highway-8 starting from Shankar Chowk, IFFCO Chowk, Hero Chowk and Rajiv Chowk. Other areas where there were huge traffic snarls due to waterlogging were Sohna Road, Golf Course road, having Chowk, Old-Delhi Road, Jacobpura, Basai Chowk and Sector-10 Road.

Most of these areas faced the problem of slow-moving traffic and a traffic blockade with an average time of 10 to 20 minutes. Owing to thunderstorms, there were also instances where the trees were uprooted, this further worsened the traffic situation especially in areas around the Jharsa road. The proactiveness of Gurugram traffic police however ensured that there was not much of problem faced by the commuters.

Not only did the police department made sure that the citizens of the situation of traffic digitally but more than 1000 professionals were on the ground managing the traffic. They, in turn, made sure that the traffic moved slowly and did not get stalled.

"Few hours of rains, and Gurugram roads turn into a river. During this, it is advisable to not travel by cars but by boats. What is even more shameful is that the recently revamped roads where hundreds of crores have been spent also get waterlogged," said Mayank Bharadwaj.

According to public officials, the situation was not as bad as in the previous rains. It is a big challenge for the state government to ensure that like previous occasions, the city does not get flooded. For this purpose, the public agencies have already claimed that the Badshahpur drains have been widened. Moreover a survey by Municipal Corporation of Gururgam (MCG) claimed that there are 38 sensitive areas in the city, which are prone to flooding when it rains.

These 38 areas include main junctions or stretches like Hero Honda Chowk, IFFCO Chowk, Sohna road and Narsinghpur, among others.

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