Moderate rain in Gurgaon on Friday night brought mercury down by four degrees Celsius. Though the rain left some localities waterlogged, Saturday’s situation was not as severe as previous instances, residents say.
On Saturday, the minimum temperature was 24.7 degrees Celsius and the maximum temperature was 30 degrees Celsius. The minimum temperature on Friday was 27 degrees Celsius while the maximum was 34 degrees.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted thunderstorms in the next few days.
The downpour led to waterlogging in areas, including parts of Golf Course Road, sectors 45 and 15, Huda City Centre metro station, Hero Honda Chowk and parts of Old Gurgaon.
“Earlier, all roads used to be full of water after an hour-long downpour. The situation has improved over the last few years. It rained for several hours last night, resulting in some waterlogging around Santosh Yadav Marg,” Anita Kapur of Sector 45 said.
The residents, however, complained about the lack of footpaths. They are forced to hop over puddles to keep their feet dry. People also said after the rain, several stretches on which construction work is going on have become slippery.
“Wet mud has covered the Golf Course Road, making it very slippery. A motorcyclist slipped near one of the rapid metro pillars. The road is dangerous, especially for two-wheelers now,” Manohar Lal, a private firm employee, said.
As most of the offices are closed on Saturday, commuters travelling from Gurgaon to Delhi were not affected by the rain. On a working day, snarls are common on NH-8 after a rain.
“There were small jams but nothing that lasted for more than 20 minutes. I hope the city is able to move as smoothly the entire season,” Urvashi Pande, a commuter, said.