Tribune News Service
Gurugram, August 19
Life was thrown out of substances within the millennium metropolis as a three-hour-long spell of heavy rain on Wednesday prompted flash floods and disrupted electrical energy provide in lots of elements.
The waterlogged streets reminded individuals of 2016 as amongst many areas the expressway and underpasses had been additionally flooded and autos had been seen drowning.
Electricity was snapped in lots of elements of the town and the provision couldn’t be restored until the submitting of this report.
Along with the civic authorities, 2,000 police personnel took to roads to battle the chaos.
The state of affairs has as soon as once more put the native authorities below the scanner as they’ve did not sort out the issue regardless of years of effort.
Chaos prevailed within the metropolis because it began raining closely early morning. The native police sounded an alert asking individuals to remain indoors and keep away from non-urgent journey.
Within half an hour of rain, your entire metropolis was waterlogged. People took to social media, posting photos and looking for help from the authorities. However, their pleas went unanswered for a lot of hours.
The worst affected areas had been the Expressway – together with all of the linked underpasses, Narsinghpur, DLF Phase 3, Bheem Nagar, Model Town, Jyoti Park, Sectors 9, 10, 10A, Kadipur, Sector 15, Patel Nagar, Nathupur, Sushant Lok, Hero Honda Chowk, IFFCO Chowk, MT Chowk, Manesar and Golf Course street.
The image of a automobile submerged in water on Gold Course street turned the face of the 2020 monsoons in Gurugram.
“We are facing flash floods almost every monsoon. Since morning, the entire staff and residents of the society are struggling to keep the water out. We have been shutting the main gate, using the furniture and even clothes…We have called the MCG a hundred times, but no response,” mentioned Vandana Taneja, a resident of Belvedere Park, DLF Phase 3.
The residents of the Sushant Lok Phase 1 space, which was final flooded in 2010, noticed heavy floods. They blamed the MCG for the state of affairs, saying they’d eliminated test dams erected in 2010.
“Last year, the MCG took over and they removed them (check dams) calling them speed breakers. This has resulted in pushing the water back,” mentioned Gurusharan Dhanjal, a resident.
“The electrical energy provide has been snapped and our car parking zone is flooded, so no restore works. We can not transfer out and are with out electrical energy for the final seven hours,” mentioned Chanderjeet Yadav, a resident of Meghdoot Apartment, Sector10 A.
The waterlogged roads affected the site visitors motion with common ready time in a jam various between 20 minutes and one hour throughout the Expressway, Rajeev Chowk and Hero Honda Flyover.
The Gurugram Police although emerged as a hero but once more as over 2,000 cops with rolled-up pants and shirts took to roads not simply directing or diverting site visitors but additionally repairing autos that broke down within the floods.
“We had a plan ready and it has been executed to perfection by the force. There was congestion but we managed to keep things moving,” mentioned Police Commissioner KK Rao.