Heavy rains ‘drown’ Gurgaon, Twitterati poke fun at civic amenities


Heavy rains brought life to standstill in Gurgaon in the early hours of Tuesday. The heavy downpour caused chaos in traffic while paralysing normal life.

It all started with light rains at around 2 am, but it gained momentum two hours later before picking up the intensity once again between 6 am and 8 am.

ARS Sangwan, Deputy Director National Capital Region, told IANS that it turned into a heavy downpour on early Tuesday.

The traffic movement on the Delhi-Jaipur-Mumbai highway was severely hit due to waterlogging, Assistant Commissioner of Police Heera Singh told IANS. “Our team is trying to make the traffic movement smoother,” Singh added.

Sounds of thunder could also be heard in Delhi and Noida in the early hours of Tuesday, but it only resulted in light drizzle here.

Meanwhile, photos of commuters braving the flooded roads in Gurgaon have inundated the social media with Twitter users poking fun at the state government for the poor civic amenities.

One user wrote sarcastically, “Gurgaon is Doobai today. Heavy rains lashing and thunder since good knows when.” Another user commented, “If Gurgaon were to receive rains like Mumbai, it will drown out of existence.”

In 2016, Gurgaon was faced with similar chaos after rains had left life paralysed. The chaos here had led to a full-blown war of words between the governments of Haryana and Delhi.


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