Following Monster Traffic Jams, Gurgaon CP Navdeep Singh Virk Transferred

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5:10 pm 30 Jul, 2016


A day after heavy rainfall triggered waterlogging and monster traffic jams throughout the city, Gurgaon Police Commissioner Navdeep Singh Virk has been transferred to Rohtak.

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Sandeep Khirawar will now take over as the new Commissioner of Police in Gurgaon.

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Gurgaon’s worst traffic nightmare came on July 28 after a few milimeters of rains and abysmal civic infrastructure combined to plunge the Millennium City into a chaos.

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Gridlocked traffic on waterlogged roads led to a massive jam that resulted in people getting struck for anywhere 6 to 16 hours depending on the venue. Throughout July 28 evening, commuters spoke of abandoning their cars and wading through knee-deep water to get home.

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On July 29, people again faced gridlocked traffic. In some parts, the backlog of the jams was nearly 15 km long.

The anger and misery of commuters was reflected in hundreds of tweets.


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The situation was so bad that Gurgaon Police asked people from Delhi – many of whom work in Gurgaon – to stay away.

According to Gurgaon Deputy Commissioner TL Satyaprakash, “there were a couple to blunders we did…we apologise to whoever suffered and sincerely regret the inconvenience.”

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Gurgaon, which is home to scores of top multinational companies, expensive condominiums, a world-class golf course, top hospitals and gleaming shopping malls, completely lacks efficient drainage and infrastructure to handle such a situation.

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