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Massive traffic jam in Gurgaon leaves passengers stranded for hours, schools shut

The District Magistrate Directed That All Schools In Gurgoan Will Remain Closed On July 29 And 30, In View Of Unprecedented Rainfall.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Bindiya Bhatt | Updated on: 29 Jul 2016, 12:50:07 PM


Hundreds of commuters were stuck on the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway for around 15 hours due to a massive traffic jam caused by heavy rains that left the Hero Honda Chowk inundated. People were stranded since Thursday evening and several vehicles ran out of fuel, reports said.

However, in a huge relief for commuters after hours of misery, the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway finally reopened on Friday morning.

The administration called an emergency meeting on Friday morning to tackle the situation. The District Magistrate directed that all schools in Gurgoan will remain closed on July 29 and 30, in view of unprecedented rainfall.

The vehicles were stuck especially on the Delhi-Jaipur stretch. There was several feet of waterlogging as the Badshahpur drain breached.

According to commuters, there was no help from the administration. "Visuals of traffic jam in Gurgaon. & we r made to believe "Mera desh aage badh rha hai" Lolz no, it's still struck," tweeted a commuter.

"Gurgaon, one rain and it comes to a standstill. Some pics for you CM @mlkhattar," tweeted another commuter, Tapan Kumar Nayak.
However, Gurgaon Police Commissioner Navdeep Singh Virk claimed that the traffic and district police force was there to help the commuters.

"Waterlogging on several roads in Gurgaon has led to a gridlock in parts of the city. Entire traffic police is on road trying to do the best," tweeted Gurgaon Police.

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First Published : 29 Jul 2016, 07:30:00 AM