Haryana’s main opposition party, the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), on Saturday blamed the Manohar Lal Khattar-led BJP government for the chock-a-block situation witnessed in Gurgaon after heavy rains, saying that the BJP only believes in “hollow slogans” without taking any concrete steps to tackle basic things.
“They change Gurgaon’s name to Gurugram. The tall claims about the development undertaken in the Millennium City get exposed in just one hour of heavy rains. Vehicles got stuck in massive traffic jams trapping young, old, women, children, sick and ailing for up to 16 hours,” INLD senior leader Abhay Singh Chautala told reporters here.
“The government is to be blamed for the mess witnessed in Gurgaon and not anyone else...it has little concern about people’s problems,” the leader of opposition said.
Long tailbacks were witnessed in gridlocked roads in Gurgaon last two days due to severe waterlogging on National Highway-8 after heavy rains lashed Delhi’s satellite city, leaving thousands of commuters stranded and forcing authorities to clamp prohibitory orders near Hero Honda chowk. Schools were also ordered to be shut down for two days. The prohibitory orders were lifted last night after the situation on the roads normalised but overnight rains contributed to slow traffic movement causing trouble to commuters.