As Monster Traffic Jams Freeze Gurgaon

Heavy rain left corporate hub Gurgaon near Delhi struggling with massive traffic jams for hours on Thursday and Friday. A ban on large gatherings, usually reserved for troubled areas, was ordered at a flooded crossing that connects to many important roads.

Cars were stranded or crawling on miles of highway. The Gurgaon police advised people in Delhi to stay away and schools will be shut for two days.

As visuals emerged of cars in bumper to bumper traffic on the highway, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari ordered the national highways chief to send a team of officials to clear up the roads and report back.