Massive six-hour long jams bring Gurgaon to a standstill, traffic crawls through waterlogged roads

Earlier report said the excessive flooding was caused by overflowing of the Badshahpur drain due to the downpour that began around 4.30 p.m.

By: IANS | Gurgaon | Updated: July 29, 2016 6:57 pm
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Hundreds of commuters, including women and children, were stuck on the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway for many hours after heavy rain left the Hero Honda Chowk here inundated. There was a massive traffic jam as all kinds of vehicles — cars, two-wheelers, buses and other modes of public transport — remained stuck for six to seven hours, especially on the Delhi-Jaipur stretch. The Badshahpur drain, which carries stormwater, breached, leading to several feet of waterlogging in the area.

Several people, oblivious of the lurking danger at several inundated places, fell into ditches but were saved due to timely help from other onlookers. People stuck at the spot lamented that no official, particularly those connected with disaster management, were available to alleviate their miseries. They said they had been left to fend for themselves by the government.

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“@mlkhattar sir for more than 4 hrs we r in jam to pass just 2 km at sohna rd near Subhas chk Gurgaon. This is not good for happening haryana,” tweeted a commuter, Satya Prakash Gupta.

“Total failure of administration in GURGAON, hero Honda chowk standstill from last 3 hrs,” tweeted another commuter, Pradip Agarwal.

However, Gurgaon Police Commissioner Navdeep Singh Virk said the entire traffic and district police force was on roads to help commuters.

“Waterlogging on several roads in Gurgaon has led to a gridlock in parts of the city. Entire traffic police is on road trying to do the best,” tweeted Gurgaon Police.

Over four feet deep water was witnessed inundating some places near the expressway.

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Earlier report said the excessive flooding was caused by overflowing of the Badshahpur drain due to the downpour that began around 4.30 p.m.

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Kanwarias (Lord Shiva’s devotees bringing Gangajal from Uttarakhand), vehicles of NSG commandos, Central and state officials were also stuck in the rainwater under which the expressway and other arterial roads disappeared.

Traffic was disrupted at the Hero Honda, Jharsa, Iffco and Shankar chowks (intersections).

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    Maniktripathy
    Jul 29, 2016 at 1:10 am
    Smart city and good governance on display....Aache din for common folks have come to stay now...Bloody corruption and when honest officers like Khemka are sidelined, what good governance can come out of this inept administration...
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    girija
    Jul 29, 2016 at 7:41 am
    Mr Khatter is turning out to be the worst CM ever ! Worse than even the Mayawatis of the world ... God save Haryana
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    Ashok Mazumdar
    Jul 29, 2016 at 3:26 am
    स्मार्ट सीटी मे कोई भी जाम मे हल्ला गुल्ला या चिल्ला ता नही है. देखो सब लोग चुप चाप कार मे सो रहे है. उंको भूक भी नही लगती. ऐसा Smart City होता है क्या? सुना है की चीन मि तीन दिन तक जाम लगा रहता है. क्या बात है.
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    manas
    Jul 29, 2016 at 3:02 am
    Tie, wake up ! Its Gurugram not Gurgaon
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    Nidhi Kapoor
    Jul 29, 2016 at 5:08 am
    Is there anybody who looks after the system? I was stuck for good 4.5 hrs just wanted to catch the metro from JMD sohna to huda, it took me 4.5 hrs. When called traffic help line, No action was taken.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Bloody this is pathetic. Lakhs of people commute to Gurgaon to earn their bread and butter No Transportation till date, No Traffic control, No drainage system. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Its my request to those who are in system and have authority pls pay your attention........
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    P.R.Koduri
    Jul 28, 2016 at 10:15 pm
    Kanwarias ALSO stuck in water? This cannot be! Are you sure?
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    Sunny Kumar
    Jul 29, 2016 at 2:07 am
    Gurgaon ka beda gark Ludhyana key punjabio ney kiya hailt;br/gt;Ek Munjal ney honda chowk per flyiver nahi baney diyalt;br/gt;Sirf paisa kamaya o neylt;br/gt;Janta key liye kuch nahi kiyalt;br/gt;Sary bhramkumario ko daan deny main lagy rahylt;br/gt;1947 fir repeat hoga lt;br/gt;Fir punjabi mary jayengy
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