A day after water-logging brought Gurgaon to a standstill, the city police has made detailed plans to avert any jam like situation during the current rainy season due to flooding of roads including the National Highway 8 and 248A. The incessant rains over the last couple of days drowned Gurgaon causing long traffic snarls, some even extending more than 10 km.
The situation worsened on Thursday night when commuters, travelling in motorcycles and four-wheelers were stuck in traffic jams for hours. This led to a chaotic situation exposing the lack of preparations to deal with such conditions in a city where thousands of commuters enter from different parts of Delhi for different purposes.
Fourteen crucial points have been chosen mainly on the NH 8 and NH 248A and forces have been deployed 24/7 for the same. At each point, inspector rank officers have been deployed along with police personnel as per requirement of each spot. These duties are in two shifts and will continue till further orders. As per the new plans, day shift of its personnel will start from 8 am to 8 pm and night shift will begin from 8 pm to 8 am.
Additional Chief Secretary of Haryana, Deputy Commissioner of Gurgaon, HUDA authorities, Chief Engineer HUDA and NHAI officials are about to meet shortly in Gurgaon to discuss the matter. Municipal Corporation and PWD officials will also remain present in the meeting.
Talking to reporters, BS Singla, the in-charge of NH-8 and NHAI said, “Gurgaon’s drainage system needs to be properly constructed.We have suggested for clearance and desilting of Badshahpur drain and Khandsa drain.”
(With inputs from ANI)