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Delhi vs Gurgaon: Commuter awaits help as the two police battle it out on Twitter

On Friday, Delhi and Gurgaon Police got into an ugly battle of words, washing their dirty linen online.

delhi Updated: Sep 23, 2017 13:34 IST
Neha Gupta
Neha Gupta
Hindustan Times
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Twitter became witness to a very public blame-game between the Dlehi and Gurugram Police on Friday.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)

Police departments across India have often been lauded for doling out advice about safety and security in a witty manner on social media. People now prefer tweeting about their grievances rather than making phone calls.

On Friday, however, Delhi and Gurgaon Police got into an ugly battle of words, washing their dirty linen online, for everyone to see.

Heavy and incessant rainfall lashed the national Capital and NCR on Friday, bringing traffic to a standstill. A frustrated commuter stuck outside Gurgaon’s Ambience Mall (NH-48) tweeted to the Delhi Police asking for help.

Thus began a very public blame game.

Delhi Police replied saying the matter was out of their jurisdiction and forwarded Birender Kumar Singh’s complaint to Gurgaon Police instead.

Gurgaon police, in turn, tweeted asking the Delhi Police to manage the traffic over Rajokri flyover in a better fashion saying it was leading to congestion in Gurgaon.

The exchange ended with the Delhi Police saying that the “area traffic staff has again been informed to take necessary action in this regard”, but not before leaving several Twitter users annoyed.

First Published: Sep 23, 2017 13:00 IST