The rains have caused havoc on roads in the Millennium City.
As the sewer line along the National Highway-8 got choked, it resulted in overflow of drains which let to flooding of several areas around the Delhi-Jaipur Expressway.
Due to extensive waterlogging, a religious site along the expressway was also flooded.
As water from the sewage line got mixed with the rainwater harvesting line, the problem of drainage in the area got compounded. Water is already scarce in the city and the small efforts of people went waste after dirty water got mixed with the rainwater harvesting line.
Residents of Gurgaon feel that the lackadaisical attitude of the civic agencies has led to the collapse of the drainage system at various places. They said that the loopholes in the drainage system were brought to the agencies’ notice time and again but they never cared to act. “We are facing the brunt because they did not act in time,” said Rohit Shetty, a resident of Palam Vihar.
“This is not for the first time that we are facing drainage related problems. The drainage system collapses every year even during light showers. The authorities have not paid heed to the repeated requests of citizens to fix the problem. Monsoon has just hit the city and the drainage system will again collapse when there is heavy downpour,” said Sunil Yadav, a resident of Palam Vihar.
Meanwhile, Gurgaon Citizen’s Council, a residents’ body, has organised a protest outside the Haryana Urban Development Authority office in Sector 14 on Thursday to draw the attention of officials towards this perennial problem of drainage.