Residents in Gurugram faced a harrowing experience on Sunday as heavy rain caused severe waterlogging, flooding roads, common areas, and basements. Residents’ welfare associations were forced to hire pumps to drain flooded areas. The rainfall was the highest since 1982. Waterlogging has been a recurring problem in the city, despite authorities’ claims to address it. Construction work at Vatika Chowk blocked a stormwater drain, exacerbating the flooding. The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority deployed teams to address the issue. The CEO directed officials to improve drain infrastructure and connectivity for faster rainwater discharge.
Gurugram: Residents of several condominiums and colonies across the city had a harrowing experience on Sunday due to the incessant rain that caused severe waterlogging not only on roads, but also flooded the common areas and basements of condominiums and residential areas.
Gurugram on Sunday received 138 mm rainfall, which led to severe waterlogging across the city. According to officials of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Sunday’s rainfall was the highest since July 25, 1982, when the city received 169.9mm of rain.
The rainfall led to flooding in internal sectors roads, said residents. The situation was further complicated as the adjoining tehsils of Gurugram also received heavy rainfall on Sunday.