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Slept in Gurgaon, woke up in Venice: How Twitterverse reacted to rain pangs

gurgaon Updated: Aug 31, 2016 13:05 IST
Gulam Jeelani
Gulam Jeelani
Hindustan Times
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Within a few hours after the downpour led to water logging and traffic snarls, the rain and its impact was among the most talked about topics on Twitter. (Rashpal Singh/HT Photo)

A bout of fresh rush-hour rainfall affecting normal life in Gurgaon and Noida had people taking to social media in hordes with characteristic wit and humour.

Within a few hours after the downpour led to water logging and traffic snarls, the rain and its impact was among the most talked about topics on Twitter. Both #Gurgaon and #Gurugram were the top trending hashtags on the micro-blogging site.

Taking a pot shot on the state government’s proposal to rename Gurgaon as Gurugram, many expressed their disdain sarcastically suggesting that the city should rather be named Venice.

Some serious tweets compared how Noida is pleasure during rains while Gurgaon a pain due to bad infrastructure.

Some tweets had a political touch as they criticised Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar who took an aerial survey after the unprecedented Gurgaon deluge in last week of July.

Some even hit out at the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and its leaders including Amit Shah for the post-downpour state of affairs in Gurgaon.

And some advised Gurgaon residents to take out their swim suits, boats and even submarines.

Few Gurgaon residents rooted for changing the name of the Millennium City to Venice.