New Delhi, July 29: A massive traffic jam since Thursday evening has brought Gurgaon, also known as Gurugram, to a standstill. Hundreds of commuters are still stuck on Gurgaon-Jaipur Highway after heavy rains and water-loggings caused massive traffic jams, especially near the Huda City Centre Metro Station. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday blamed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for Gurgaon traffic fiasco. Also Read - Air Travel Latest News: British Airways Announces Flights to London From These 4 Cities From August 17
In a tweet, Manohar Lal Khattar held Arvind Kejriwal responsible for water-loggings on Gurgaon highway. The Haryana Chief Minister said that Kejriwal’s non-cooperative behaviour has caused the traffic jam. Haryana BJP spokesperson Jawahar Yadav backed CM Khattar saying a large chunk of water goes out from Gurgaon through the Najafgarh drain which flows through Delhi. There is some blockade in the drainage line in Delhi. (ALSO READ: Delhi rains: Traffic snarls after unprecedented downpour, Gurugram schools to remain closed) Also Read - Delhi Sexual Assault Case: 'She is Critical, May Need Neurosurgery,' Says AIIMS, Shifts 12-year-old on Ventilator Support
Hundreds of commuters on the Delhi-Jaipur route remained stuck on National Highway 8 after heavy rain left the Hero Honda Chowk here inundated, officials said on Friday. As NH 8 remained cut off, traffic moving towards Rajasthan and Maharashtra was stuck on the city roads and state highways throughout Thursday night. Also Read - What is Delhi's E-Vehicle Policy? Up to Rs 30,000 Incentive if You Buy Electric Two-wheeler
Around 1 a.m. on Friday, the water level started rising. The scared and stranded people pulled down a part of the divider on Delhi-Gurgaon expressway to escape. It would take few more hours to restore the traffic, officials said. The traffic situation is still critical on Gurgaon highway. Meanwhile Haryana Chief Secretary has called an emergency meeting on the issue of water-loggings in Gurgaon.