Gurugram: The Gurugram administration has recommended private institutions and corporate organizations to encourage their staff to work from home today, citing the Chandigarh weather department’s forecast of rain with thunderstorms. Early this morning, heavy rain and thunderstorms in Delhi and its surrounding areas caused severe traffic congestion and hampered flight operations at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport.
The district administration is anticipating that less traffic on the roadways will allow civic agencies to complete dewatering and repair projects more quickly.
According to the weather department, this was the first moderate-intensity storm of this season.
According to news agency PTI, the worst affected stretches were Narsinghpur, Jharsa Crossing, Sector 29, Sector 38, Sector 50, Rajeev Chowk, Sheetla Mata Road, Civil Lines, Golf Course Extension Road, Vatika Chowk, Sector 52, and Daulatabad Flyover.
At least 2,500 police personnel were deployed at major key points to manage traffic, Ravinder Kumar Tomar, DCP (traffic), told PTI.
Taking to twitter, the Gurgaon Traffic police tweeted.
Flight operations at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi Airport have been disrupted due to the bad weather, The airport authorities have requested the passengers to contact the airline involved for current flight information.
The weather department has predicted rainfall along with gusty winds from May 21 to 24.