After commuters spent nearly seven hours stuck in massive traffic snarls in Gurgaon Thursday night, roads wore a relatively deserted look Friday, as several schools remained shut and many organisations asked their employees to work from home. Gurgaon Police also warned residents against venturing out, as some streets remained waterlogged.
On Friday morning, Deputy Commissioner T L Satyaprakash issued directions to keep all schools shut as a precautionary measure.
“Further, the district education officer is directed to request all schools to close on July 29 and 30, due to potholes and open manholes wherever situated, in perspective of public safety,” stated the order.
While many offices in Gurgaon urged employees to work from home, others advised them to leave early to avoid the rush hour traffic and jams. “We have told our employees to work from home if their projects permit it,” said Manas Fuloria, CEO of Nagarro, adding, “This kind of traffic situation is a serious problem for the industry. We are a 24X7 sector and just cannot afford to have such disruptions.”