Normal life came to a grinding halt for more than four hours as heavy rain lashed the city on Saturday. The showers hit traffic movement in various parts of the city due to waterlogging.
Within an hour of the downpours, there was chaos on almost all major roads as traffic signals at several intersections stopped functioning.
Residential areas were also not immune to this situation. Overflowing drains accompanied by power outages irked residents.
Till late in the evening, most areas of DLF City phases 2, 3 and 5, Palam Vihar, Sushant Lok I, sectors 30, 31, 40, 46, and parts of old Gurgaon among other, remained inundated.
Resident bodies allege that a few hours of rains have exposed the civic bodies’ lack of preparedness.
“Arrangements made by DLF Estate Developers for sewage disposal and cleaning of drains are very poor. Waterlogging is a perennial problem and we have to face it throughout the monsoon,” said Joginder Singh, president of DLF Phase III RWA.
Residents of Sushant Lok complained of a similar problem. Neelam Vasudeva of Sushant Lok I said that builders had not done enough to deal with monsoon woes. “It feels like we are sitting on a ship, stranded on the first floor of our houses,” said Vasudeva.
Parts of Palam Vihar were flooded with sewage water after the drain in the area overflowed. As the rain drenched the city, heavy jams were witnessed at major crossings, especially on NH-8, Rajiv Chowk and other areas like Iffco Chowk and MG Road, Shankar Chowk.