The residents of a four-storey house in Gurgaon have been moved out after the building tilted following heavy rain. The building in Sector 46 has been vacated, the police told news agency ANI.
Gurgaon near Delhi, the Millennium City with multiple malls, high-rises and offices of multinational companies, has been severely challenged in two days of heavy downpour. The area where the building is located was severely flooded after yesterday's downpour, according to the police.
Earlier today, a part of the major road in near the busy IFFCO Chowk in Gurgaon caved in. No one has been injured. The road has been cordoned off.
Haryana: A portion of road caves in near Gurugram's IFFCO Chowk, following heavy rainfall in the region. pic.twitter.com/tVQVfqEVfl— ANI (@ANI) August 20, 2020
The last time Gurgaon saw flooding this bad, the authorities had identified 46 flood-prone areas and announced many steps. These included tractor-mounted water pumps, mobile response teams, nearly 400 CCTV cameras, a flood control room and 1,500 traffic policemen for rain emergencies. Residents complain that hardly anything has changed despite these measures.
The national capital and its adjoining areas like Gurgaon, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Noida and Greater Noida have been receiving extremely heavy rainfall since Tuesday night, which has caused waterlogging and traffic jams.
Visuals posted on social media showed cars submerged in water and traffic crawling after flooding in underpasses.