48-hours and there is still no respite for water-logged Gurgaon. The restoration work is on full swing. Potholes are being removed at the Hero Honda Chowk, which witnessed its worst-ever traffic jam. Thousands of commuters had a tough time on July 28-29 as they were stranded at the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway for more than 12 hours. Long tailbacks were witnessed in gridlocked roads in Gurgaon on Friday 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.
Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has ordered National Highways chief Raghav Chandra to send a team of officials to clear the traffic and submit a report to him.
Some MNCs also declared a day off in Gurgaon on Friday as their vehicles which pick and drop employees were stranded in traffic. Gurgaon Police had issued an advisory asking people coming to Gurgaon from Delhi to avoid travelling.
First Published: Saturday, Jul 30, 2016 12:35 PM