During Gurgaon Traffic Jam, Water Bottles Were Sold At Rs 200, Roti At Rs 50

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9:55 am 30 Jul, 2016


On July 28 evening, most people leaving work at 6 pm in Gurgaon would have thought that they would reach home within an hour, or an hour and a half at most. However, to their disbelief a monster traffic jam was waiting for them.

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A spell of monsoon showers brought the Millennium City to its knees due to severe water-logging resulting in long traffic jams, roads and overflowing drains, leaving millions of commuters, including office-goers, stranded.

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Due to almost non-moving traffic, most of the Gurgaon roads spelled harrowing time for motorists and pedestrians. Commuters were stuck for anything between 6-20 hours, on the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway.

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While people were stranded in long traffic jams on the so-called India’s best expressway, there was also complete anarchy and loot, with water selling for the price of Rs 200 per litre and single roti selling for Rs 50.

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People, who were going from Delhi to Jaipur, got stuck on the highway for 12 hours, completing the five-hour journey in 17 hours.

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Moreover, most of the people have to walk several kilometres just to reach their home. The situation got worsened to such an extent that many office-goers preferred to stay back in the office rather than return home on July 28 evening.

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Clearly, it is a shame that the city came to a standstill with only few milimeters of rains. The incident speaks volumes about the worsening administration and deteriorating civic facilities and traffic system in the national capital and in the Millennium City that is Gurgaon.

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