Gurugram: Heavy rains lashed Gurugram on Tuesday morning which eventually led to waterlogged roads and traffic snarls. Downpour for a couple of hours early in the morning wreaked havoc and brought daily life to a standstill.
As per Skymet Weather, the rainy spell in the last 24 hours has been the highest so far and is responsible for covering up the huge rain shortfall for the month of August.
Light showers started at around 2 am but the intensity increased by 4 am and between 6 am to 8 am, it turned into a downpour, as per A.R.S. Sangwan, Deputy Director National Capital Region.
Assistant Commissioner of Police Heera Singh said the traffic movement on the Delhi-Jaipur-Mumbai highway was severely hit due to waterlogging. Waterlogging also led to massive traffic jams in many areas including Huda City Centre, Iffco Chowk, Golf Course Road, Hero Honda Chowk, Subhash Chowk and Sohna Road.
Meanwhile, residents lashed out at the government and the authorities for the lack of infrastructure in Gurugram. Power cuts were also reported at many places.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had earlier predicted heavy rain at isolated places over Uttarakhand, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, East Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Vidarbha, Sub Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Konkan, Goa, Telangana and Coastal Karnataka.