Road Cave-In, Flooded Streets: Gurgaon Scenes After Heavy Rain

Monsoon 2020 news: In Gurgaon, portion of a busy road caved in after nearly two days of torrential rain. The area near IFFCO Chowk has been cordoned off.

Road Cave-In, Flooded Streets: Gurgaon Scenes After Heavy Rain

Gurugram rain: Road near IIFCO Chowk caves in after heavy rain

Highlights

  • Gurugram has seen heavy rainfall since Tuesday night
  • Rain causes massive traffic jams in Gurugram
  • Severe waterlogging in many parts of the city

A portion of one of the busiest roads in Gurgaon has caved in after nearly two days of torrential rain. A wide area on the busy IFFCO Chowk cracked and caved in this morning. The area has been cordoned off. Gurgaon has been seeing very heavy rainfall since Tuesday night, which has caused extensive waterlogging and traffic chaos. 

Massive traffic jams were seen on Wednesday due to flooding on roads. Vehicles were stranded near the underpasses on the upmarket Golf Course Road. Some areas saw waist-deep waterlogging. Visuals of a raft on a flooded road in the millennium city went viral on social media.

Severe waterlogging was seen even today after sharp showers in the morning on the Delhi-Jaipur Expressway in Gurgaon.

The India Meteorological Department has predicted cloudy skies with the possibility of thundershowers till August 24 in Haryana.  

"Thunderstorms with light to moderate rain would continue to occur at many places in entire Delhi, IGI Airport, Dadri, Ghaziabad, Noida, Greater-Noida, Ballabgarh, Faridabad, Gurugram, Manesar, Sohna, Modinagar, Pilakhua, Bulandshahar and Sikandarabad," the weather department said.

According to the IMD, south-westerly winds from the Arabian Sea and south-easterly winds from the Bay of Bengal are feeding moisture to the region, causing extremely heavy rain.