The chock-a-block situation in Gurgaon eased on Saturday with police officials deployed at 14 crucial points in the city, including Hero Honda Chowk, to ensure smooth flow of traffic.
Police Commissioner Navdeep Singh Virk said there were no traffic jams in the city but the traffic movement was slow.
“There is no jam but traffic movement is slow. ACP and other officers are present on the spot. All media persons are requested to cooperate so that there is no panic among citizens,” Police Commissioner Navdeep Singh Virk.
However, traffic jams on account of waterlogging were reported from Sohna Road and other major roads. A 5 km long jam has been reported from Badshahpur Vatika Chowk.
Long tailbacks were witnessed in gridlocked roads in Gurgaon last two days due to severe waterlogging on National Highway-8 after heavy rains lashed Delhi’s satellite city,leaving thousands of commuters stranded and forcing authorities to clamp prohibitory orders near Hero Honda chowk.
Schools were also ordered to be shut down for two days.
The jams, which on some roads had stretched for 15 km, eased after prohibitory orders – which bans large gatherings and is usually reserved for troubled areas – was imposed yesterday on a key crossing for several hours.
The prohibitory orders were lifted last night after the situation on the roads normalised but overnight rains contributed to slow traffic movement causing trouble to commuters.
Virk said 14 crucial points have been identified on the NH-8 and other parts of the city where round-the-clock forces have been deployed including SHOs, four ACPs at west, east, south zones and Sohna road.
“At each point, inspector-rank officers have been deputed along with police personnel. Duty has been divided in two shifts, day shift from 8 AM to 8 PM and night shift from 8 PM to 8 AM. These duties will continue till further orders,” he added.
The 14 crucial points are Hero Honda Chowk, Rajiv Chowk, Jharsa Chowk, Signature Tower Chowk, IFFCO Chowk, Shankar Chowk, Subhash Chowk, Golf Course Extension Road intersection on Sohna Road, Main Chowk in Sohna, Maharana Pratap Chowk, Atul Kataria Chowk, IMT Manesar Chowk, HUDA City CenterStation and sector 31 redlight and their vicinity.