The district unit of Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday planted paddy saplings at IFFCO Chowk on Mehrauli-Gurugram Road here to protest against waterlogging in the wake of rain in the Millennium City over the past two days.

Leading the protest, Aam Aadmi Party State media in-charge Sudhir Yadav said that MG Road was one of the major roads in the city and despite that waterlogging was common on this road.

He said that most of the sector roads and service lanes were flooded after just 5-10 mm rain in the city.

‘Authorities have failed’

He sarcastically remarked that the protest was aimed to give a message to the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram and the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority to allow people to grow paddy on the roads and earn some revenue since the two agencies had failed to tackle the waterlogging issue.

“Gurugram is known as the cyber city but the fact remains that it is struggling for basic amenities such as electricity, water, road and public transport. We had a few hours of rainfall on Friday and the city faced massive traffic jams, power cuts and water entering houses,” said Mr. Yadav. He said that Gurugram was one of the best examples as to how the government should not do politics over development.

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