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Don’t come to Gurgaon, cops say after snarls, waterlogging; schools shut

Hindustan Times logo Hindustan Times 29-07-2016

Repeated spells of rain coupled with knee-deep water on National Highway-8 left thousands of commuters stranded in Gurgaon on Friday morning, with police saying traffic snags will not be cleared before noon.

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VIDEO: Six-hour long traffic jams in Gurgaon

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The NH-8 main carriageway from Delhi to Jaipur is choked with hundreds of trucks unable to move because of heavy waterlogging. Morning office commuters made the situation worse. Gurgaon’s central Hero Honda Chowk remains submerged.

The traffic nightmare comes after heavy evening downpour on Thursday left commuters stranded -- many without fuel and water -- on their way back home from Gurgaon till well past midnight. Many were seen abandoning their cars and wading through knee-deep water.

VIDEO: Gurgaon asks Delhiites to stay away as traffic nightmare continues

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The Haryana government on Friday declared a two-day holiday in Gurgaon schools.

“Water logging on several roads in Gurgaon has led to a gridlock in parts of the city. Entire traffic police is on road trying to do the best,” the Gurgaon police tweeted. Police commissioner Navdeep Singh Virk said “the policemen have been directed to ensure that citizens reached home safely.”

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