Gurugram to Venice in one day: Twitter’s reaction to Gurgaon waterlogging

  • Gulam Jeelani, Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
  • Updated: Jul 29, 2016 12:40 IST
Traffic stalled due to monsoon rain on the NH-8, near Hero Honda Chowk in Gurgaon on Friday. Pumps were used to clear the waterlogging. (HT Photo)

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.

And then there was some blame game

People also mocked the proposed name change of Gurgaon to Gurugram.

Meanwhile, Gurgaon police advised people coming from Delhi to avoid travelling on Friday.

Read| Don’t come to Gurgaon, cops say after snarls, waterlogging; schools shut

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