On Wednesday, images of a flooded Gurugram submerged in knee-deep waters went viral on social media as traffic came to a standstill following heavy rain in Delhi and adjoining areas.
- Last Updated: August 20, 2020, 12:53 PM IST
With heavy showers continuing to lash the national capital and its adjoining regions of Noida and Gurugram well into Thursday morning, several parts of Delhi and NCR saw severe waterlogging, resulting in near-total disruption of normal life.
On Wednesday, images of a flooded Gurugram submerged in knee-deep waters went viral on social media as traffic came to a standstill.
As per Gurugram deputy commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh, the city had received 130 millimetres of rain in a span of a few hours,
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Sohna Chowk, Sikanderpur, Golf Course, Himgiri Chowk, Bilaspur Chowk, and the roads towards Delhi and Jaipur reported water-logging, according to Gurugram Traffic Police officials.
Amid the chaos, Delhi’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) took to Instagram to take a dig at Gurugram.
Sharing an edited video of the waterlogged roads, AAP wrote, “Gurugram Water Park”, comparing the inundated streets to a water park.
Traffic at main carriageway at Sector 15, 31 and Hero Honda Chowk was badly affected by the waterlogging.
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Rain also disrupted bus service as bus stands at Sector 14, DLF phase 1, Sector 27, Sector 32 near Medanta hospital remained under water. As the rain begun during the peak time, it forced office goers to take leave to avoid trapping in traffic.
The residents of DLF phase 1, Sun City and sector 56 have faced water logging at their doors after water accumulated through slope of Aravalli Mountain.
(With inputs from agencies)