Gurugram to Venice in one day: Twitter’s reaction to Gurgaon waterlogging
As heavy downpour brought Gurgaon to a standstill on Thursday evening, angry commuters took to social media to vent their anger.gurgaon Updated: Jul 29, 2016 12:40 IST
As heavy downpour brought Gurgaon to a standstill on Thursday evening, angry commuters took to social media to vent their anger.
Within hours, Gurgaon was one of the top trends on Twitter. With over 12K tweets, #Gurgaon and #gurgaonrains were the top-trending hashtags on the micro-blogging site till Friday morning.
While people criticised the government machinery for being unable to tackle the mess, many chose sarcasm and wit to express their disdain.
A large number of users shared pictures of water logged streets and traffic jams.
Choosing to drive in Gurgaon right now be like. pic.twitter.com/rUR3n4ShWL— Shakti Shetty (@Shakti_Shetty) July 28, 2016
And then there was some blame game
गुड़गांव का नाम गुरुग्राम रखने से विकास नहीं होता। विकास के लिए योजनाएं बनाना और उनपर अमल करना ज़रूरी होता है। जुमलों से जाम नहीं खुलेगा।— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) July 29, 2016
People also mocked the proposed name change of Gurgaon to Gurugram.
Meanwhile, Gurgaon police advised people coming from Delhi to avoid travelling on Friday.
29-Jul— Gurgaon Police (@gurgaonpolice) July 29, 2016
People coming to Gurgaon from Delhi are advised to stay back today to avoid being stuck in Traffic Jams due to flooding on roads.
Photos of Current situation at Hero Honda Chowk pic.twitter.com/WCGVXqkjy8— Gurgaon Police (@gurgaonpolice) July 29, 2016