New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday expressed concern over the massive traffic jam in Gurgaon, and urged the BJP government in Haryana to take necessary steps to deal with the situation.
“The situation in Gurgaon is because of water-logging and non-functioning of drains…I spoke to Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and asked him that this is an important city and international focus is on it. All steps should be taken to clear the jams. The state administration is already attending the problem on an emergency basis,” Naidu told reporters outside Parliament.
The heavy rain that started on Thursday evening has thrown vehicular traffic out of gear in Gurgaon, especially on the Delhi-Jaipur road.
Local reports said many motorists abandoned their vehicles as movement became difficult on Thursday evening.
Sources said the Haryana Chief Minister informed Naidu that besides providing immediate relief to commuters, the state government is also taking steps and long-term measures to improve the drainage system in Gurgaon and areas adjoining Delhi.