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Gurgaon story: Road caves in

india Updated: Sep 11, 2009 00:02 IST
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Water, water everywhere. The same wet, old story repeated itself in individual homes, residential hi-rise complexes, lanes, on roads and the expressway on Thursday in Gurgaon.

And on Sohna Road, in front of Uniworld Garden, water brought down a portion of the tar road.

Colonel S. Oberoi, a resident of the upmarket condominium, said a major portion of the road collpased in the afternoon leaving a huge pit of about 10-12 feet.

The entry into the gated community was disrupted and the residents had to use the smaller rear gate.

“This is the spot where HUDA had laid the master sewerage line but the contractors did not fill it up properly. The work of laying drainage system was now underway when it caved in today because of the pressure,” said Oberoi.

Elsewhere,a portion of an under-construction basement caved in DLF City (Phase II). None were hurt in the mishap.

The most rain-affected areas remained DLF City (Phase II &III), Essel Towers (MG Road) and old town.

Traffic movement was disrupted at the Hero-Honda Crossing on the Gurgaon Expressway where water rose to about two feet—above knee high for an Indian of average height.

Vehicles moved at snail pace at other intersections of the roads in the city.

PS Chadha, resident of Block N in DLF City (Phase II) was doubly unlucky today as water entered his house again. On September 3 evening too, his home had been flooded and the entire family had spent a sleepless night, marooned on furniture in a muddy sea.

“Today again, water entered my ground floor to the level of about one foot. The ground floor of our house is about three feet above the ground level. Still the storm water entered our house and drenched all the sofas, carpets and other household articles,” said Chadha.

R Dean, a resident of Q Block in DLF City Phase II said that she could not go for work as the entire lane in front of her home was waterlogged.