Commuter tweets “River rafting?” after heavy downpour in Gurgaon

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Days after Twitterati mocked the commercial Capital of the country, Mumbai for getting choked due to heavy rains, another ‘world class’ city was trolled on social networking sites for the same reasons. Gurgaon, the Millennium City came to a standstill in the morning after an hour of downpour with many parts of the city witnessing bumper-to-bumper traffic.

The commuters who were stuck in traffic for hours took to Twitter to express their anguish. The commuters tweeted pictures and videos of water-logging, overflowing drains, and potholes. Author Suhel Seth even compared it to a ‘third class’ while tweeting the picture of water-logging in Gurgaon.

Chirag Gupta who works for a multi-national company in Sector 30 Gurgaon said it took him three hours to reach office today. “Usually it takes around 30-40 minutes. Thankfully, my boss was also late for office and he couldn’t complain much,” jokes Gupta who lives in Dwarka in New Delhi and commutes by shuttle.

The choc-a-block situation that was witnessed in the Millennium City this morning raises serious questions about the preparedness of the authorities. Even an hour of downpour brings the city to a standstill.

Gurgaon is one of the most sought after and expensive real estates in the country. “A large part of my salary is gone into rent and in terms of facilities in this so-called world class city, this is what I get. I can’t even step out of my house due to water-logging,” complains 28-year-old Vignesh Sridhar who migrated from London six months back.

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