‘Don’t come to Gurgaon’, the simple solution to Millennium city’s woeshttps://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/dont-come-to-gurgaon-traffic-woes-continue-on-friday-people-vent-frustration-on-twitter-2941756/

‘Don’t come to Gurgaon’, the simple solution to Millennium city’s woes

The Gurgaon District Magistrate announced that all schools located the city will remain closed on July 29 and 30 because of the situation.

Heavy water logging on the Hero Honda chowk in Gurgaon, India, on Friday, July 29, 2016. (Photo by Manoj Kumar)
Heavy water logging on the Hero Honda chowk in Gurgaon, India, on Friday, July 29, 2016. (Photo by Manoj Kumar)

The Gurgaon police on Friday morning tweeted asking people to “avoid coming to Gurgaon to avoid getting stuck in traffic due to flooding of roads”. The warning comes a day after thousands of commuters remained stuck for several hours in traffic on Thursday after heavy rain led to water-logging in many areas. For several kilometers traffic was reduced to a crawl in areas including Sohna Road, Golf Course Road as well as localities around Huda City Centre.

On some of the stretches, the cars moved only one kilometer an hour and parts of NH8 were also submerged in deep water. The problem worsened after pumping of water was stopped due to danger of the Badshahpur drain overflowing.

Gurgaon, whose name was recently changed to Gurugram, houses a number of offices, especially of multinational companies, and thousands of people travel to and from Delhi everyday. Reportedly, there were some who were stuck in the jam for more than seven hours making people take out their frustration on social media blaming the authorities and government of not adopting appropriate measures as a precaution.

The District Magistrate announced that all schools located in Gurugram will remain closed on July 29 and 30 because of the situation.

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There were some who also lashed out at Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and took a dig at how he was more concerned with “renaming the place rather than improving its infrastructure”. As seen by social media reactions on Friday morning, it seems that the situation is still grim in most areas with people sharing pictures of waterlogged roads and traffick building up at the start of the day.

WATCH VIDEO: Traffic Woes Continue In Gurgaon On Friday, Schools To Remain Close For Two Days

 

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View of the traffic jam near the Star Hotel, on the National Highway 48, passing through Gurugram.

Here’s a look at some of the reactions:

People coming to Gurgaon from Delhi are advised to stay back today to avoid being stuck in Traffic Jams due to flooding on roads.

Heavy traffic jam on Delhi-Jaipur highway in Gurugram due to water logging following heavy downpour

Reportedly, there is also some confusion over the orders for closure of schools. Some of the students who reached schools on Friday morning were being sent back to their homes.