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Haryana / Gurugram : Heavy rain in Gurugram, water logging disrupted normal life

Parts of Gurugram were waterlogged after heavy rains on Monday morning. Both vehicular and pedestrian movement got disrupted and commuters faced a tough time. According to the Meteorological Department, the sky will be generally cloudy in Gurugram. In the next 2-3 hours, the city may receive rain once or twice.

At the same time, the traffic was affected during the rush hour in the morning and the police had to struggle to steer the vehicles. Struggling to keep the traffic moving, the policemen were seen standing knee-deep in the water.
Along with this, 3-4 feet of water has accumulated on many roads of the city including the city bus stand in old Gurugram.

Light rain started at around 2.30 pm on Monday, but gained momentum by 3.30 pm and turned into heavy rain from morning till 9 am.

Traffic was severely affected on the Delhi-Jaipur-Mumbai highway due to waterlogging.

Hero Honda Chowk, Basai Road, Medanta Underpass, Naharpur, Galleria Market, Signature Tower, HUDA City Center, Kanhai Chowk, IFFCO Chowk, Court Road, Wazirabad Chowk, Sector 4-7 Chowk, Sector-14, Sector 9 Chowk, Himgiri Chowk , Hanuman Chowk, Bilaspur Chowk, Fazilpur Chowk, Vatika Chowk, Subhash Chowk, Baghtawar Chowk, Atul Kataria Chowk, Mahavir Chowk, Dundahera, Jwala Mill and Sheetla Mata Mandir are the most affected areas and about 65 percent of the city is submerged on an average of 2.5 feet. Has happened.

Traffic police issued online alerts via Twitter about severely affected areas and deployed staff to clear the jams.
Traffic Police tweeted, Traffic Alert, Water logging has been reported at Signature Chowk. Our traffic officers are on the spot to facilitate the traffic flow. Travelers are requested to plan their travels wisely and keeping in view the convenience.

A senior traffic policeman said the police were already on alert when it was cloudy. The traffic police stand in the open in such harsh conditions and try their best to clear the traffic movement. But, things are difficult during the rains. Vehicles move slowly due to excess water on the roads.

Gurugram Police spokesperson Subhash Boken said, “We have already deployed traffic personnel at major junctions of the city to ensure smooth movement of traffic.”

Several residents took to Twitter to share their experiences and posted pictures of waterlogging and traffic jams.
Office-goers also had to face a lot of trouble due to traffic jams.