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Delhi and Gurugram Police played ‘blame game’ on Twitter amid chaotic traffic jam

People in Delhi were stuck in a huge traffic jam after heavy rains, and tweeted out to traffic officials for help. However, it led to a blame game between Delhi Traffic Police and Gurugram Police.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: September 23, 2017 7:46:16 pm
Delhi Traffic Police, Gurugram police, traffic jams, heavy rains, Sushma Swaraj, Devendra Fadnavis, Twitter, Delhi National Capital Region, National Capital Region, NCR, Indian express, indian express news Delhi Traffic Police vs Gurugram Police: Who won the blame game?

From traffic jams to fire breakouts, Twitter is just the right platform to help spread the news as well as raise awareness about it. Moreover, it is easier to reach out to the respective authorities on the microblogging platform. But what if two government bodies play ‘blame games’ on Twitter instead of working in the hour of need?

On such incident left Twitterati shocked when heavy rains brought traffic to a standstill in the Delhi National Capital Region on Friday. Expressing his exasperation, a commuter tweeted about the traffic jam on NH48. Tagging both, Delhi and Gurugram police, he wrote: “Stuck for last one hour at NH 48 in front of ambience mall. Please help.” Little did he know that his tweet would create a rift between the two, and they would start arguing right there.

Check out what Birender Kumar Singh‏, whose handle is @singhbk, tweeted.

Delhi Traffic Police replied to him saying the area was out of their jurisdiction and that they have forwarded it to Gurugram Police.

This, in turn, led to Gurugram Police’s counter attack. They tweeted that it was the traffic in Delhi that was causing congestion in Gurugram.

And, this is what Delhi Police said.

Meanwhile, another tweet from Gurugram Police’s handle came in.

Even though Delhi Traffic Police ended the argument by saying that the staff was there to regulate the traffic, Twitterati couldn’t help but be annoyed at the exchange of tweets between the two official bodies on the public platform.

Check out some reactions here.

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