Gurgaon issues work-from-home advisory to offices amid heavy rains

The Gurugram administration has advised all private institutions and corporate offices to guide their employees to work from home to avoid congestion on roads after heavy rains and thunderstorms hit Delhi and other adjoining areas on early Monday. Heavy rains disrupted power cuts, road traffic flow and affected flight operations.

Torrential rainfall caused waterlogging in many areas including the service lane on Narsinghpur stretch on Delhi-Gurgaon highway, Rajiv chowk, Signature tower, Sohna road, Golf Course road, Atul Kataria chowk, near DLF phase 1 metro station, Mata Mandir road, Vatika chowk, Agrasen chowk, Kanhai chowk, MDI chowk, Bakhtawar chowk, South City-2, Sector 31/40 road and sector 42/47 chowk.

“Whereas it has been intimated by India Meteorogical Department, Meterologocal Centre, Chandigarh that there is possibility of light to moderated rain with thunderstorm lightning and gusty wind ( 40-50 kmph) likely over Gurgaon district and adjoining areas throughout today i.e. 23.05.2022. The situation may lead to waterlogging and falling of trees at certain locations of the city. Therefore, private institutions/Corporate Offices are advised to guide their employees to work from home for today 1.e. 23.05.2022 so that traffic congestion on road can be avoided and repair renovation works of civil amenities can be done smoothly by the Government agencies.” The Gurugram district administration advisory stated.

Meanwhile, in addition to prolonged power cuts, the storm also uprooted many trees and traffic snarls were reported due to waterlogging in Delhi’s ITO, DND and AIIMS and other neighbouring areas on Monday morning.   

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