Life returns to normal in Gurgaon, MeT predicts another spell by 5 pm
Life limped back to normal by afternoon after a morning downpour unleashed heavy water logging and traffic snarls across Gurgaon on Wednesday.gurgaon Updated: Aug 31, 2016 16:06 IST
Life limped back to normal by afternoon after a morning downpour unleashed heavy water logging and traffic snarls across Gurgaon on Wednesday.
At 3 pm, civic authorities said that all roads that were choked in the morning have been cleared, even as Meteorological department predicted another spell of rain by 5 pm.
“We have almost cleared most of the roads that were water logged due to heavy rains on Wednesday morning,” said municipal commissioner, TL Satyaprakash.
The civic body and police department also kept updating its twitter handle as and when the crucial roads and intersections were cleared using water pumps and cranes.
According RK Jenamani, director in charge of IGI Airport Meteorological Department, 53 mm of rain was recorded in Delhi-NCR in two hours.
The rains started at around 7.15 am and till 8.45 am, 3.9 mm rain had been recorded. From 8.45 am to 10.30 am, 53 mm of was recorded.
“It is an unusually high figure in just two hours,” said Jenamani. The rains are receding now, he added.
Though sun shone brightly post noon, weatherman predicted another spell of rain by 5 pm.
“The rains have already started receding now though we can expect another downpour around 5 PM,” he said
Heavy showers during the morning rush hour inundated vast several low lying areas of Gurgaon bringing back memories of massive traffic jams due to water logging post heavy downpour in the last week of July.
Cars piled up on both carriageways of the Delhi-Gurgaon national highway 8 and important intersections such as Hero Honda Chowk went under water, before municipal, HUDA and police authorities rushed in to manage the situation.
First Published: Aug 31, 2016 15:53 IST