Government to address causes for waterlogging in Gurgaon: Khattar

Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Saturday that various government departments in Gurgaon have been asked to take steps to deal with rain-induced traffic snarls and responsibility will be fixed for lapses in construction work that had reduced the carrying capacity of drains. Talking to media persons here, the Chief Minister said that water carrying capacity of the Badshahpur drain in Gurgaon had reduced over the years.  “There has been some deficiency in construction works. We will see who were responsible and how to remove the shortcomings,” Khattar said.  He said various departments in Gurgaon have been asked to be prepared to deal with waterlogging caused by heavy monsoon rains.  “If such a situation arises, there should be preparedness,” he said.  The Khattar government has faced criticism from opposition parties, including Congress and Aam Aadmi Party, for massive traffic jams in Gurgaon induced by monsoon rains. The rain and water-logging led to the worst-ever traffic jams in the Millennium City from Thursday evening to Friday evening.  Thousands of motorists were stuck for many hours on a stretch of the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway (NH8) between Rajiv Chowk and Hero Honda Chowk, going towards Jaipur.  On Friday, there was over four feet of water at Hero Honda chowk on NH 8 due to breaching of Badshahpur drain.  IANS