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Gurugram residents face heavy waterlogging, traffic woes as rains lash city

According to the rainfall data till 7.30 am on Friday, Sohna received 82 mm of rainfall, followed by 55 mm at Wazirabad, 30 mm at Gurugram, while Pataudi received the lowest rainfall at 3 mm.
Last Updated : 28 June 2024, 13:57 IST

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Gurugram: Heavy rains in Gurugram early Friday morning led to severe inundation, particularly in residential areas, and traffic jams across the city.

Significant waterlogging was reported in Dwarka Expressway, Sector 9, Sector 21, Sector 23, Greenwood City, Ardee City, Palam Vihar, Bhim Nagar, and MG Road, making it difficult for residents to step out of their homes.

The Delhi-Gurugram Expressway was also affected after rains lashed the city on Thursday night and Friday morning.

According to the rainfall data till 7.30 am on Friday, Sohna received 82 mm of rainfall, followed by 55 mm at Wazirabad, 30 mm at Gurugram, while Pataudi received the lowest rainfall at 3 mm.

Local residents highlighted the crisis on social media.

Teams from Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA), Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG), and traffic police struggled to manage the situation. A traffic cop noted that the stretch from Khandsa to Kherki Daula toll was one of the worst affected areas.

Virender Vij, DCP (Traffic) said, "Our teams are deployed at all major locations, monitoring waterlogging spots, and the situation is manageable now," said .

In the meantime, the GMDA tweeted, "Waterlogging along Signature Tower, sector 23/23A dividing road, and near Gold Souq has been cleared to facilitate safe traffic movement."

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Published 28 June 2024, 13:57 IST

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