As heavy downpour brought the entire city to a standstill on Thursday, Sadar police station on Sohna Road was one of the worst affected buildings in Gurgaon.
This is not the first time that the police station got waterlogged and inundated because of rains, paralysing the movement of the police and the citizens in and out of the station.
The waterlogged service-lane kept the station premises inaccessible for the people the entire morning on Thursday. The condition improved only post noon after the police and civic agencies cleared the road.
“It is a common problem. Even a small spell of rain fills the road making it inconvenient for us and the citizens,” said a policeman at the station.
Visitors faced difficulties in reaching the police station and policemen were unable to take out vehicles parked inside the complex.
Policemen, on the condition of anonymity, said the station was built in a low lying area, making it vulnerable to flooding during monsoon. They said the issue had been raised with the top brass time and again, but to no effect. Station house officer Vijay Kumar, who was on duty at Hero Honda Chowk, has also informed his seniors in the department about the sad state of affairs.
Similar situations were reported from other police stations on the outskirts of the city, like the police outpost at Sohna, where the complexes were waterlogged.
Gurgaon has 25 police stations, most of which are old and lack modern facilities. However, the police department has started constructing new modernised station buildings, with three being inaugurated last month.