Regardless of the Gurugram civic our bodies preparations during the last two months to forestall flooding, reasonable rainfall on Wednesday led to the inundation at most stretches within the metropolis. Nonetheless, visitors was largely unaffected.
In line with the India Meteorological Division (IMD), lower than 15.5 mm rain can be categorized as “gentle”, whereas as much as 64 mm can be categorized as “reasonable”. On Wednesday, the town had acquired round 22 mm rain.
The town witnessed spells of rain all through the day with various depth. Whereas the primary two — round 2am and one other between 4.30 am to five.30 am — had been considerably gentle, the third between 10.30 am-11.30 am was a downpour that inundated most components of the town.
Such was the extent of waterlogging at some stretches that companies of 11 Gurugram Metropolitan Metropolis Bus Restricted (GMCBL) buses had been disrupted.
GMCBL mentioned that eight buses plying on bus route 212 needed to be diverted by way of sector 4/7 chowk on account of “flooding by rains” at Laxman Vihar in sector 3A, whereas three buses plying on route 112D needed to return to the bus depot in sector 53 as “the buses had been unable to ply on waterlogged roads” between Dharam Colony, situated in Palam Vihar Extension and Columbia Asia hospital in Palam Vihar.
At round 11 am, Gurugram visitors police cautioned commuters over social media to keep away from stretches resembling Hanuman Chowk, AIT Chowk on Golf Course Street, Narsinghpur on Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway, Rampur flyover exit on NH 48, MDI Chowk, Sheetla Mata Mandir Street, Vatika Chowk on Sohna Street, IMT Chowk on NH 48, Galleria Street, sector 41/45 dividing street, sector 27/42 dividing street, Khandsa on Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway, Sohna Chowk, Bakhtawar Chowk, Basai Street, Kanhai Chowk, South Metropolis 2, and IFFCO Chowk on Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway.
Chander Mohan, DCP, visitors, mentioned that round 1,100 personnel had been deployed throughout the town on Wednesday to handle visitors.
“At most spots, we had been in a position to handle with out a lot problem regardless of the heavy waterlogging. With the assistance of Gurugram Metropolitan Growth Authority (GMDA), we stored 24×7 surveillance, by way of CCTV cameras, on 88 key factors. Wherever waterlogging was reported, the realm station home officer (SHO) and visitors inspector had been instantly knowledgeable to deploy their personnel to the affected factors,” mentioned Mohan.
Mohan mentioned there have been no snarls reported, and they didn’t must divert or block off any roads within the metropolis.
“There have been only some areas within the metropolis the place visitors moved at a gradual tempo resembling Narsinghpur, which has some localised drainage points and thus rainwater takes time to recede. Our personnel ensured visitors stored on shifting. As well as, we had additionally deployed 15 cranes to tow automobiles if an emergency arises, and these had been utilized in two cases the place automobiles had been eliminated instantly,” mentioned Mohan.
Components of Outdated Gurugram additionally witnessed a light-weight drizzle round 4.30 pm -5 pm.
The municipal company of Gurugram (MCG) mentioned that the spells of rain affected their efforts to make sure no flooding.
“By the point we began clearing patches of roads from rainwater following early morning showers, it began raining closely round 10.30 am. This resulted within the flooding immediately. To repair this, we deployed all our 22 motor pumps throughout completely different components of the town to empty out rainwater. In newer components of the town, rainwater was cleared off most roads by round Four pm, nonetheless, on account of some components of Outdated Gurugram expertise rain round 4.30 pm, it took us barely longer,” mentioned Raman Sharma, chief engineer, MCG.
As per the IMD forecast, the town is more likely to obtain such spells of rain until a minimum of July 28.
In Might, HT had reported that on account of civic our bodies allocating most of their sources and a spotlight in direction of preventing Covid-19, tenders for cleansing drains in most areas of the town had been floated within the final week of Might and early June, thus it was possible that the town will witness heavy waterlogging this monsoon.