Delhi Police are in touch with their counterparts in Gurgaon, where long tailbacks on gridlocked roads continued Friday after a nightmarish traffic jam Thursday night due to waterlogging following a heavy bout of rain.
“We are in constant touch with police over the traffic situation in Gurgaon. They are managing and there has been no spillover effect in Delhi, but we are prepared,” said Sandeep Goel, Special Commissioner of Police (Traffic).
Amid spells of rain, Delhi Police have been trying to decongest traffic in areas known to be vulnerable to waterlogging. Traffic jams have been reported recently in south, central and north Delhi. Over the week, traffic police have come across recurrent choking points in Chirag Dilli, Pul Prahladpur, Sarita Vihar, Indraprastha Park, Nizamuddin, Peeragarhi to Nangloi, Khajoori Khas, Wazirabad bridge and Shastri Park.
“We have noticed that these points tend to get severely waterlogged and consequent traffic jams ensue. We are monitoring these areas along with other such stretches in Delhi and are trying to decongest them as fast as possible,” said Goel. Traffic police are also making arrangements for unhindered movement of kanwariyas.