Haryanan government has dismissed reports of Gurgaon police commissioner’s transfer as rumours in the wake of water logging and traffic problems in the city.
Pramod Kumar, Reader of Director General of Police (DGP), K P Singh, said, ” Navdeep Singh Virk, Gurgaon Police Commissioner, has not been transferred from Gurgaon to Rohtak, He is still Gurgaon Police Commissioner.”
There were reports that orders have been issued by the state government to transfer Virk to Rohtak and replace him with Sandeep Khirawar.
District Public Relation Officer (DPRO) Gurgaon, R S Sangwan, also refuted the news and said, “This news of transfer of CP is sheer rumour. There is no such order.”
Virk was among the officers seen managing the flood situation in National Highway 8 and other areas.
The problem started on Thursday evening following hours of persistent rain in Gurgaon.
Several parts of the city got choked due to water logging leading to massive jams. Long tailbacks were witnessed in gridlocked roads in Gurgaon for the second day today due to severe waterlogging on National Highway-8 after heavy rains lashed Delhi’s satellite city leaving thousands of commuters stranded and forcing authorities to clamp prohibitory orders.
Schools were also ordered to be shut down for two days. Prohibitory orders were imposed near Hero Honda Chowk in a bid to ease the congestion caused by 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 km.
Haryana chief minister M.L. Khattar, who himself wanted to go to Gurgaon to assess the prevailing situation, could not proceed as his helicopter could not take off due to bad weather. Khattar has called an emergency meeting in Chandigarh to discuss the situation arising out of the traffic jams and waterlogging problem.
Some MNCs also declared a day off in Gurgaon as their vehicles which pick and drop employees were stranded in traffic. Gurgaon Police has issued an advisory asking people coming to Gurgaon from Delhi to avoid travelling.