Waterlogging causes massive traffic jams in NCR
Gurugram and Noida worst effected
As thousands of commuters were left stranded on Gurugram-Delhi Expressway and NH-8 due to massive traffic jam, Gurugram Deputy Commissioner T L Satyaprakash Friday imposed prohibitory orders near Hero Honda Chowk here for easing out the congestion.
Section 144 imposed
“Considering the unprecedented rainfall and the flow of huge volume of water due to downward gradient from Delhi towards Gurgaon, prohibitory order under section 144 CRPC has been imposed near Hero Honda Chowk in the city,” he said.
The traffic nightmare in the Millennium City was so bad that some commuters were stuck since Thursday evening.
The Deputy Commissioner said DEO has been directed to request all schools in the city to remain close today and tomorrow due to potholes and open manholes. “Civil agencies may requisition all infrastructure equipment at benchmark rates so as to reposition roads, traffic congestions and other necessary actions. For next three days, the flash flood management works shall be undertaken on quotations basis and all the contractors shall coorperate with the civic agencies,” he said.
Long tailbacks were witnessed in gridlocked roads in Gurugram for the second day today due to severe waterlogging on National Highway-8 after heavy rains lashed Delhi’s satellite city leaving thousands of commuters stranded and forcing authorities to clamp prohibitory orders.
Traffic was also thrown out of gear in Delhi with vehicles moving at snail’s pace on several roads due to waterlogging. In Bengaluru, heavy incessant rains since last night brought traffic chaos and caused flooding of streets, crippling normal life in several parts of the city.