Gurugram: Potholes have appeared on Gurugram roads after the heavy rains causing flood like situation in the city on Friday.
According to source, Gurugram Police has tweeted that detailed plans have been made to avert any jam like situation due to flooding of roads including National Highway 8 and 248 A.
According to sources, the police force has been deployed in full strength for 24*7 at 14 crucial points mainly on the NH8 and NH-248 A.
Gurugram Police said that inspector rank officers have been deployed along with police at each point.
The fourteen points where the police personnel have been deployed are as follows:
Jhadhsa chowk, Rajiv Chowk, Signature Tower Chowk, Shankar Chowk, Hero Honda Chowk, IFFCO Chowk, Maharana Pratap Chowk, Atul Kataria Chowk, IMT Manesar Chowk, Subhash Chowk, Golf Course Extn Road intersection on Sohna Road, Main Chowk in Sohna, HUDA City Center Station and Sec – 31 red light.
On Friday, Hero Honda Chowk was inundated. Now it is under restoration.
On Friday, M Venkaiah Naidu who is Urban Development Minister had asked Chief minister of Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar to take urgent steps to deal with the inundation situation in the city.
Delhi-Jaipur National Highway and the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway witnessed a massive traffic jams, leaving commuters stranded for one night in the cars.
On Friday, Nitin Gadkari who is Union Transport Minister directed Raghav Chandra who is the Chairman of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to immediately send a team of officials to clear National Highway-8.
Haryana Chief Secretary D.S. Dhesi told media that the main problem is disruption in traffic movement. It is not that the water has entered in houses. The traffic movement was disrupted due to water-logging at the Hero Honda Chowk and on the NH-8.
He said that Gurugram received 4.6 cm of rain from 2 pm to 5 pm on 28th July. In one month the City Gurugram from June 1-27, received just 19 cm of rain.
The prolonged jams threw the traffic out of gear as many motorists abandoned their vehicles and waded through knee-deep water on both the carriageways of Delhi-Jaipur road, including Hero Honda Chowk, bringing the traffic to a standstill with the tailback extending up to 15-20 KM.