Where in many parts of the capital city people are enjoying the advent of monsoon some, on the other side, are affected by the conditions. Life was thrown out of its usual humdrum on Wednesday in Gurugram as the three-hour-long spell of heavy rainfall caused flash-floods and snapped the electricity supply in many parts of the region.
Kuldeep Srivastava, the head of the regional forecasting centre of the IMD, said “the axis of monsoon will remain close to the national capital till Thursday.” It would also affect the adjoining regions such as Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurugram and others.
Electricity was disrupted for several hours in many parts of the city, and supply couldn’t be restored till the report was filed. People after this were reminded of the waterlogged streets of 2016 as among other areas the expressways and underpasses were also flooded, and one could see the ample number of vehicles drowning.
Around 2,000 police personnel took to roads to battle this mayhem along with the civic authorities. This situation has again put the local authorities in radar as they have yet again failed to tackle the problem despite years of effort.
It started raining heavily early morning, and the local police sounded an alert to stay indoors and avoid travel if not urgent. Within half an hour, the city was waterlogged, and people took to social media platform and also seeking aid from the authorities. Though, the plea was unanswered for many hours.
The worst affected areas were the Expressway – including all the connected 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 road.
Also, the picture of a car submerged in water on the Gold Course road became the face of the advent of the monsoon of 2020. Further, the waterlogged roads most affected the traffic movement with average waiting time in a jam varying from 20 minutes to one hour across the Expressway, Rajeev Chowk and Hero Honda Flyover.