Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda’s visit to Gurgaon on Sunday could not help the commuters who continue to get stranded in the traffic jam at HUDA City Centre Metro Station roundabout due to waterlogging.
Water congregation continued to slow down the traffic movement at the roundabout on Monday for the sixth day. Water started to leak from a drain on July 6 and the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) officials have not been able to fix the problem till now.
The roundabout sees convergence of heavy vehicular traffic from Gurgaon Expressway, Sector 46, DLF Phase I, II and Sushant Lok and also from MG Road. Another cause of concern for cummuters is the HUDA City Centre roundabout which is also waterlogged.
“The roundabout was already clogged with water but now a major portion of the road has disappeared,” said a commuter.
“I used to take this route instead of IIFCO Chowk as it’s choked all the time. But for the past few days, I have been facing similar problems as it takes me half-an-hour to cross the spot,” said Avni, another commuter.
The problem has gathered momentum forcing the commuters to change their routes. “I ferry office-goers in my car who have to report on time to their respective workplaces. I take the road from Sushant Lok I and cross Gold Souk to avoid the jam but I end up at this roundabout,” said Kumar, a cab driver.
HUDA has found a temporary solution to this problem. “We are channelising the water into the green belt made on the round-about till the construction work ends. We will then re-carpet the road,” says Nitin K Yadav, HUDA administrator.
“We will make the channel permanent into the storm water drain when the construction of the HUDA City Centre Metro station completes,” he added.