New Delhi: The chock-a-block situation in Gurgaon eased on Saturday but continuous downpour slowed vehicular movement on the main roads in the city.
The jams, which on some roads had stretched for 15 km, eased after prohibitory orders – which bans large gatherings and is usually reserved for troubled areas – was imposed on a key crossing for several hours.
The prohibitory orders were lifted last night after the situation on the roads normalised but overnight rains contributed to slow traffic movement causing trouble to commuters. The traffic mess also led to a blame-game in the political sphere.
Former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda blamed the Khattar government for the chaos. “It is a serious situation, I went to Parliament yesterday and got to know from various journalists and other people that they were stranded for long. Who is responsible for this situation? The government could have avoided this situation,” he told reporters.
“We had completed 90 per cent work on Dwarka Expressway during our tenure which would have diverted traffic. Present government could not complete remaining 10 per cent in the last two years,” he added.
Long tailbacks were witnessed in gridlocked roads in Gurgaon last two days due to severe waterlogging on National Highway-8 after heavy rains lashed Delhi’s satellite city, leaving thousands of commuters stranded and forcing authorities to clamp prohibitory orders.
Schools were also ordered to be shut down for two days. Prohibitory orders were imposed near Hero Hond.