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One-way plan to ease chaos

Probably for the first time the multinational companies (MNCs) executives reached their offices located in Cyber City area without getting stuck in jam. Faizan Haider reports.

delhi Updated: Feb 22, 2011 00:23 IST
Faizan Haider

Probably for the first time the multinational companies (MNCs) executives reached their offices located in Cyber City area without getting stuck in jam.

The traffic police's new plan to decongest the area proved to be successful, as vehicles travelled smoothly in peak hours.

Though, there were a few who tried to drive on the wrong side, unaware of the plan but, overall the implementation was successful.

As per the new plan, traffic coming from Delhi can't go straight under the Shankar Chowk flyover and have to take the compulsory left towards Cyber City. "We have managed to control the traffic on the first working day after the new traffic plan was introduced. Traffic congestion was witnessed just before the Shankar Chowk because of heavy volume of traffic but Cyber City area was smooth. We will see if there are any changes required and will make the new plan permanent," DCP (traffic), Bharti Arora said.

"The emphasis is also on to increase the number of traffic marshals and to put more signage along the route so that commuters don't get confused," she added. To make the Cyber City one way, a new road was constructed, which lead commuters back to expressway after they take a U-turn from Cyber City road. Vehicles coming out from Udyog Vihar will also have to take compulsory left towards Delhi and if they want to go to Gurgaon, they have to take a U-turn from toll plaza.

"By doing this, we have removed the traffic light at the Shankar Chowk. It means the commuters don't have to stop here. The waiting time has reduced substantially," said Subinder Khurana, president of Cyber City Welfare Society.

One-way traffic plan is likely to ease the traffic movement in the 111-acre IT hub DLF Cyber City.