On Wednesday, Gurugram experienced several hours of intense rainfall, resulting in traffic congestion and waterlogging in various areas. The Delhi-Jaipur Expressway (National Highway 48) witnessed waterlogging, leading to a 5-kilometer-long traffic jam. In order to continue their journey, officegoers were forced to abandon their vehicles and wade through the water, carrying their shoes.
Videos from Narsinghpur Chowk and Hero Honda Chowk depict individuals pushing their vehicles through knee-high water. Even on internal roads, commuters faced significant delays, causing further congestion.
Waterlogging was also reported on roads from Bilaspur Imt Manesar to Dhankot and near the Dhanwapur flyover. The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) and city police were present in key areas to manage traffic and clear the water, according to officials. Dedicated teams were deployed at Iffco Chowk, Subhash Chowk, Vatika Chowk, Golf Course Extension Road, and Sector 50.
Locals expressed frustration regarding the traffic jams and waterlogging, as the district administration had previously assured them that such issues would be resolved after rainfall. Many residents took to social media to raise their concerns with the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority.
The waterlogging also resulted in vehicle breakdowns and hindered people from reaching their workplaces due to the traffic congestion. Pedestrians and commuters had to navigate through knee-deep water in low-lying areas. Videos shared on social media showed cars and motorcycles partially submerged.
Gurugram residents believe that while the rainfall may have lowered temperatures in the Delhi NCR region, it brought more calamity than relief.
Parts of the Delhi-NCR region experienced light rain on Wednesday morning. The weather department had predicted thunderstorm conditions with light to moderate rain and gusty winds of 30-40 kmph in certain areas near Delhi, including Gurugram.