Gurugram ‘submerges’ after heavy rain

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Municipal commissioner accepts duty, says ‘big scope for enchancment’

Flood-like scenario was witnessed in a number of elements of the Millennium Metropolis on Wednesday after incessant rain within the morning. Inside a number of hours, the town recorded 120 mm of rainfall, the best quantity this monsoon.

Six underpasses, together with three in DLF space, needed to be shut. Water additionally entered a number of condominiums, trapping the residents inside.

One electrocuted

Retired government engineer Ashok Bakshi, a resident of Sector 28, died of electrocution after water entered his home, inflicting quick circuit.

Sector 28 RWA member Amit Mittal claimed that there was round 4-5 foot-deep water within the residential space and engines of round 100 vehicles had been seized.

He stated that basements in all homes and the development websites had been inundated.

Dramatic photos of flooded underpasses, submerged automobiles, individuals wading via waist-deep water, policemen pushing automobiles and resident rowing boats on the flooded roads had been posted on social media.

Gurugram Municipal Commissioner Vinay Pratap informed The Hindu that he took full duty for “no matter had occurred” and accepted that there was “an enormous scope for enchancment”, however claimed that loads had been accomplished because the 2016 gridlock and the scenario right now was nowhere near it.

‘We responded effectively’

“Regardless of the heaviest rainfall of the season, there have been no visitors jams. We responded effectively to the scenario. Besides a number of locations, waterlogging was cleared at majority of the factors in a number of hours time,” stated Mr. Singh.

Three underpasses on Raghvendra Street, a signal-free stretch via DLF space from Shankar Chowk to AIT Chowk, had been inundated and needed to be shut for visitors; the longest amongst them close to DLF Part-I Fast metro station was stuffed to the highest.

DLF officers, not prepared to be named, stated the pump units couldn’t deal with the huge volumes of water and the underpass was submerged.

5 fireplace tenders had been pressed into service to pump out the water.The unidirectional underpasses on MG Street, close to Medanta Hospital and below the Cyber Metropolis Fast metro station had been additionally flooded.

Round six-km-long stretch on NH-48 was hit resulting from flooding of service lanes on each side of the street close to Narsinghpur village. It took round six hours to revive regular visitors.

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