Delhi is reeling under severe floods, but Kejriwal is enjoying holidays in Himachal

NEW DELHI: Days after DELHI government ministers mocked the Haryana government for the massive gridlock in Gurgaon, the capital came to a halt on Monday due to rain.

Waterlogging on almost all the major arterial roads lead to massive traffic snarls in south and central Delhi.Ring Road and Outer Ring Road, which carry the bulk of traffic, were the worst-affected. Traffic police said about 50% of the complaints received since morning pertained to waterlogging that caused jams in Jasola, Okhla, Apollo (towards Ashram), RTR towards IIT gate, Chelmsford Road towards Paharganj, Sarai Kale Khan towards DND, Sarita Vihar, Ashok Vihar, Defence Colony flyover and INA.

Residents blamed the civic agencies for not carrying out desilting work before monsoon. “Due to the incompetence of civic agencies, the people are suffering. Potholes have appeared on most of the roads and even light showers result in massive waterlogging,” said Chetan Sharma, president of Greater Kailash II RWA.

Police said a report regarding the choke points was sent to the civic bodies, but nothing happened as they kept on passing the buck.
  • Kejriwal is in Dharamsala for a 10-day vipassana course
  • He won’t undertake any official work and won’t have access to any media during the course

It’s because Delhi’s voluble AAP chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is in Dharamsala+ , not speaking and not tweeting.

DelhiWaterlogginKejriwal arrived in Dharamsala on Monday evening for a 10-day vipassana course+ . The main component of such a course is usually complete silence.The Dharamsala Vipassana centre’s spokesman Pawan Sharma said over the weekend that Kejriwal’s course will start on the morning of Tuesday, August 2 and continue till the evening of August 11.The Delhi chief minister won’t undertake any official work and will not have access to newspapers, television or any other media during the 10-day course, the centre’s Sharma said.

What being right feels is “Monsoon is the most crucial time for any city and in this time it is very sad that the CM is going for meditation. His main priority should be Delhi and its people who showed faith in him … The city is facing problems like water-logging+ and diseases, Delhi needs its CM the most, but however we have least seen Kejriwal working hard for the people, it is all about his theatrics and vote bank and secular politics”
Source:  ET