Gurugram admin, traffic police gear up for rains; 16 officials to oversee preps

Gurgaon: The monsoon is expected to hit the state in the next 24 to 48 hours, with the district commissioning 16 senior officials on Wednesday to monitor the pre-monsoon preparations and prevent the aquifer from falling into its waters. The administration has given additional control to Gurugram’s Additional District Commissioner Vishram Kumar Meena to handle the monsoon situation.

The traffic police, which plays a crucial role in the rainy season each year (redirecting traffic, clearing debris and clearing of fallen roads, and assisting commuters), have taken several steps to ensure smooth traffic and prevent traffic. The city’s roads (especially the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway), which are filled with heavy water when it rains.

According to the Indian Meteorological Department in Chandigarh, the monsoon is likely to hit Haryana in the next 24 to 48 hours and the Gurugram may also rain on Thursday. “An orange alert has been announced for Gurugram due to heavy rains,” IMD Director of Chandigarh Manmohan Singh said.

Singh said temperatures could drop as much as four degrees in the next few days and bring relief from the scorching heat.

Meanwhile, the district of Gurgaon has also issued the number – 01242322877 for the flood control room, on which residents can call for help.

“These officers will take immediate action in case of aquaculture. Residents can call the flood control room number in case of an emergency,” a district spokesman said.

Meanwhile, the Gurugram Traffic Police Department has set up two quick response teams in the city, which are under the supervision of the DCP (Traffic). It said 1,100 personnel would be deployed to handle the traffic and 24×7 towing cranes would be available to assist in the event of vehicles being shut down.

Traffic police keep a close watch on all the waterfront locations through the GMDA’s Command and Control Center.

Police said that the Traffic Police Control Room can be contacted on 01242386000, 01242386004, 01242386005, Deputy Police Commissioner (Traffic) 9999981808 and Assistant Police Commissioner on 9999981808 for any assistance related to traffic. People have been asked to follow traffic police on social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook to get the latest updates on the city’s traffic and road conditions.


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