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
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.
Thanks, matter is out of Delhi Police jurisdiction so your complaint is being forwarded to @gurgaonpolice for taking necessary action.— Delhi Traffic Police (@dtptraffic) September 22, 2017
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.
The old blame game of Delhi police, either the offence can be prosecuted on the spot, or out of jurisdiction or staff has been informed!!!— Navneet (@nav_neet) September 22, 2017
Well done both the??, Public is suffering you guys are even confuse about your area.— Rahul ????? Zimmy® (@hellorahul09) September 22, 2017
Lovely table tennis between 2 police teams who should be interdependent on each other.— Sunil Issar (@SunilIssar) September 22, 2017