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Gurugram rainfall leads to traffic jam, waterlogging

Gurugram: After a break of more than a week, heavy rainfall again lashed Gurugram on Friday afternoon.

The heavy showers brought respite from the humidity for the residents but it resulted in people stuck between massive traffic jam due to waterlogging.

An hour of heavy rainfall was all it took for the city to be stalled once again. Not only major roads but even underpasses got choked and there was a traffic jam of more than one hour. The worse affected area was the Golf Course Road and areas adjoining the signal-free route.

Being one of the busiest routes in the city, the rainfall on Friday resulted in the traffic being stranded for an hour. The Golf Course underpass that connects Golf Course Road with Cybercity was also stranded with thousands of vehicles.

Not only Golf Course road but also other areas that were affected including the industrial and commercial area of Udyog Vihar were reported a wall of an under-construction area broke thus causing damage to a number of vehicles.

Luckily for officials, a major tragedy was averted at phase four area of Udyog Vihar where the incident toom place as there was less number of professionals and labour force at that time.

Other worse affected areas included National Highway-8 starting from Shankar Chowk, IFFCO Chowk, Hero Chowk and Rajiv Chowk. Other areas where their huge traffic snarls due to waterlogging were Sohna Road, Golf Course Road, having Chowk, Old-Delhi Road, Jacobpura, Basai Chowk and Sector 10 Road.

What made the matters worse for commuters was the intensity of rainfall was at its peak from 2 to 4 pm a time when a large number of school buses were taking the children back to their homes.

If the rains in many citizens expressing their anger against district planners what saved the day for the district administration was the proactiveness of Gurugram traffic police.

Not only did the police department made sure that the citizens of the situation of traffic digitally but more than 1,000 professionals were on the ground managing the traffic. They, in turn, made sure e that the traffic moved slowly and did not get stalled.

"It was just one of those days again for residents of Gurugram where for free we were able to see Venice and or cars became a bot for us," said Naresh Gaur, a city resident.

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