GURGAON: The Gurgaon Police have imposed prohibitory orders (under Section 144 of the CrPC) around the Hero Honda Chowk to clear the congestion caused due to massive traffic jam. Thousands of commuters were left stranded on the Gurgaon-Delhi Expressway and national highway 8 on Thursday evening after heavy rain.

"Considering the unprecedented rainfall and the flow of huge volume of water due to downward gradient from Delhi towards gurgaon , prohibitory order under section 144 CRPC has been imposed near Hero Honda Chowk in the city," Gurgaon Deputy Commissioner T L Satyaprakash said.Traffic near normal in all areas except NH8 from Rajiv Chowk to Hero Honda Chowk at 1.52pm Satyaprakash said that authorities have been directed to request all schools in the city to remain close today and on Saturday.

"Civil agencies may requisition all infrastructure equipment at benchmark rates so as to reposition roads, traffic congestions and other necessary actions. For next three days, the flash flood management works shall be undertaken on quotations basis and all the contractors shall coorperate with the civic agencies," he said. Meanwhile, Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar has called an emergency meeting in Chandigarh to tackle the ongoing traffic jam and waterlogging problem.The Deputy Commissioner directed that wherever the flow of water was obstructed due to encroachment, the concerned engineer or staff may undertake removal of such encroachment on urgent basis with summary information to the concerned owner.

"The traffic management will continue till the end of September i.e. the monsoon season. CEO, Sheetla Mata Mandir Board, shall make payments for all additional home guards even if it is beyond the competency of Chief Administrator considering the task at hand," Satyaprakash said
"Wherever the co-operation is not received the police may register cases against such delinquent officials till the end of the monsoon on request by civic agencies," he said  Thousands of office goers and other commuters were  stranded in gurgaonas heavy rains led to waterlogging on national highway 8 on Thursday causing huge traffic jams, forcing authorities to shut down schools in Delhi's satellite city while some offices too declared off on Friday.

Source: Times Of India