Gurugram: Commuters were stuck for hours on the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway on Thursday evening after heavy rain lashed the national capital.There was a massive jam as vehicles – from cars, to two-wheelers to buses and other modes of public transport – were stuck for over four hours, especially on the Delhi-Jaipur stretch.
Hundreds of commuters, including women and children, were stuck on the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway throughout Thursday night after heavy rain left the Hero Honda Chowk here inundated.
Around 1 a.m. on Friday, the water level started rising. The scared and stranded people pulled down a part of the divider on Delhi-Gurgaon expressway to escape.
@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.
@narendramodi Traffic has come to standstill in Gurgaon for the last 5 hrs; local admin is nowhere! #ivoted4BJP.
“Total failure of administration in GURGAON, hero Honda chowk standstill from last 3 hrs,” tweeted another commuter, Pradip Agarwal.
Gurgaon Police Commissioner Navdeep Singh Virk said that 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.
The excessive flooding was caused by overflow in Badshahpur drain due to heavy downpour that began around 4.30 pm.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).