NEW DELHI: High speed winds accompanied with heavy rain brought Gurgaon to a stand still and led to a black out on Sunday night. Several trees were uprooted and power lines were disrupted as tree branches fell on them.
At several places, transfomers fell down along with pillars supporting them. Some roads were submerged in water and blocked with fallen trees giving a tough time to commuters.
Trees were uprooted on the Delhi Gurgaon Expressway, old Delhi Gurgaon road, Sector 22/23 road, Palam Vihar, and in many parts of old Gurgaon. Surprisingly a large number of palm trees planted on the central verge of main roads survived the high speed winds.
As rain stopped at 9.30pm, Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam personnel set out to repair electricity lines but heavy winds gave them a tough time.
There were reports of trees falling on houses in old Gurgaon but no casualty was reported.
“It’s a tough time. Staff is working to restore power but heavy winds are hindering their work” said Sanjeev Chopra, superintending engineer (operations) DHBVN.
Power outage was reported in several areas of both old and new Gurgaon.