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Gurgaon Work-From-Home Advice To The Office Today Amid Rain Forecast -By ASC

The city faced prolonged power outages and traffic congestion as it was hit by heavy rains.


Following the Chandigarh weather department’s forecast of rain with thunderstorms today, the Gurugram administration has advised private institutions and corporate offices to guide their employees to work from home to avoid traffic congestion on the roads. Heavy rains and thunderstorms in Delhi and adjacent areas early this morning caused massive traffic congestion and affected flight operations at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI).

The county administration hopes the less traffic on the roads will also help civic agencies carry out dewatering and repair work quickly.

The city faced prolonged power outages and traffic jams as it was hit by heavy rain and thunderstorms on Monday morning. Many passengers were stuck on the road and the floods caused traffic congestion. Several trees fell during the storm.

According to the weather department, this is the first moderate -intensity storm of the season.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) had earlier said the structure was exposed and kutcha homes can be damaged by thunderstorms and traffic disruptions may occur.

According to PTI news agency, the worst affected routes are 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 policemen have been deployed at key key points to manage traffic, Ravinder Kumar Tomar, DCP (traffic), told PTI.

Gurugram traffic police also previously tweeted asking people to work from home. “We don’t have that option, but those who have, might consider using the option to work from home,” they said.

The weather office has forecast rain along with strong winds from May 21 to 24.


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