Gurgaon: Heavy rain likely today, brace for flooded roads
According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), the city received 10mm rain on Tuesday till 9 am and there is more in store over the next 24 hours.gurgaon Updated: Jun 20, 2017 23:27 IST
Commuters battled traffic congestion on Tuesday morning after heavy rains left several roads and intersections, including Rajiv Chowk, Jharsa, Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway and Sohna Chowk, waterlogged.
However, the traffic situation was better than on Friday when the rain had halted traffic. More traffic police personnel were deployed on roads to ensure a smooth flow of vehicles.
According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), the city received 10mm rain on Tuesday till 9 am and there is more in store over the next 24 hours.
Although the district administration has taken steps to reduce waterlogging on roads, the traffic situation is likely to suffer if the city gets more rain as a result of bottlenecks at crucial junctions due to ongoing construction work.
Commuters had to wait for more than 30 minutes to cross over to the other side of the road near Iffco Chowk and Maharana Partap Chowk as the construction work around the area also has slowed down traffic.
Major congestion was witnessed around MG Road, Huda City Centre, Atul Kataria road, Signature Town and in several sector roads during the morning rush hour.
“Because of heavy rain, traffic movement was slow and it had an effect on rush hour travel time. Traffic was crawling on Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway,” said Sangeeta Gupta, a daily commuter.
The city is likely to witness more rain because of a western disturbance, the weather department said.
On Friday, the traffic situation went out of control as the city received 21mm rain and all major junctions were gridlocked. It took more than three hours for the traffic police to regulate traffic movement on waterlogged roads and people took to the social media to vent their anger.
With a view to rectify the issue, the Gurgaon police had identified 23 spots across the city where more police force will be deployed to manage traffic.