Rainfall has been consistent in the Delhi-NCR region for the past few days. While it has helped in bringing the temperature down, the city infrastructure hasn't been kind to commuters.
On Thursday, after a heavy downpour, Gurugram traffic on National Highway 8 came to a dead-bumper-to-bumper-halt. Since NH8 was cut off, traffic moving towards Maharashtra and Jaipur was stalled especially on the Delhi-Jaipur stretch.
On Friday, around midnight, the water level rose to knee length, leaving commuters in their vehicles stranded.
One reason for today's traffic jam...NHAI drain mess near Hero Honda Chowk pic.twitter.com/150GQEh6sZ— Gurgaon Police (@gurgaonpolice) July 28, 2016
Naturally, people weren't happy with the situation and took to social media, posting pictures of the waterlogged roads and traffic jams.
— Sadhavi Khosla (@sadhavi) July 28, 2016
Gurgaon choked up pic.twitter.com/aarx32u2cO— Tapan Kumar Nayak (@tapan_nayak) July 28, 2016
— Ajmal Hussain (@ChAjmalHussain) July 29, 2016
Wtf Gurgaon pic.twitter.com/CpvMSNSXUW— Nazi (@gsforever22) July 28, 2016
Autos in Gurgaon were asking Rs100 per person for even 2-3 KM of ride. 100s were seen walking on roads.l crossing through jammed cars.— Kapil (@kapsology) July 28, 2016
Ocean Gurugram, 2. This is the elite-and-VIP Medanta stretch after Exit 10. pic.twitter.com/iVCrzIgpJB— Prasanto K Roy (@prasanto) July 28, 2016
Drove for 5 hours to cover 14 kms in Gurgaon. Millennium City just drowned in 2 hours of rain— Aladdin (@Alllahdin) July 28, 2016
The Gurugram police took to social media warning commuters of impending doom.
29-Jul:— Gurgaon Police (@gurgaonpolice) July 29, 2016
Traffic Situation in Gurgaon especially on Nh8 and SOHNA Rd is congested and very slow due to rains and flooding. Avoid if possible
"29-Jul People coming to Gurgaon from Delhi are advised to stay back today to avoid being stuck in Traffic Jams due to flooding on roads," Gurgaon Police tweeted.
29-Jul— Gurgaon Police (@gurgaonpolice) July 29, 2016
People coming to Gurgaon from Delhi are advised to stay back today to avoid being stuck in Traffic Jams due to flooding on roads.
And for those who weren't stuck in the traffic jam (obviously) couldn't stop cracking jokes.
Choosing to drive in Gurgaon right now be like. pic.twitter.com/rUR3n4ShWL— Shakti Shetty (@Shakti_Shetty) July 28, 2016
i think, it's about time Ola should start Ola Boat, Ola Cruise, Ola Submarine in Gurgaon..— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) July 29, 2016
People are complaining about 6hrs long traffic in Gurgaon, come to Bangalore, it takes 6hrs to cross only Silk board signal daily.— EngiNerd. (@mainbhiengineer) July 29, 2016
Water logging in Delhi is because of Arvind Kejriwal. In Gurgaon, Water Logging is because of Nehru— Joy (@Joydas) July 28, 2016
Gurgaon is more disturbed by being called Gurugram than by the traffic jams.— Shree (@whyrus_) July 29, 2016