The authorities are gearing up for Saturday when a new traffic experiment will be put into place to decongest the busy Signature Tower crossing on the Gurgaon Expressway.
As per the earlier plan, vehicles coming from Iffco Chowk on the service lane and heading towards Rajiv Chowk or Jaipur on NH-8 will have to take a compulsory left and then a U-turn in front of Huda Gymkhana Club to return to the main expressway carriageway.
But, now, it has been decided that a similar arrangement will be made on the expressway’s other side at the Signature Tower crossing.
This means that vehicles coming from Jharsa or Sector 17 and heading towards Iffco Chowk or Delhi will have to take a compulsory left turn and then a U-turn in front of the Management Development Institute gate.
Earlier, the new arrangement was to be implemented from September 8. But to make people aware about diversions and the new changes, it has been decided to implement them from the coming Saturday.
On Monday, DCP (traffic) Bharti Arora, Gurgaon Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) administrator Praveen Kumar and National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) officials visited intersections on the expressway.
“The traffic department has raised the issue of widening roads at the Signature Tower crossing with Huda. We are trying to create more space so that vehicles can negotiate a U-turn. If the experiment proves successful on Saturday, we will replicate it from Monday,” said DCP Arora.
A similar arrangement is being currently implemented by the traffic police at Shankar Chowk for vehicles coming from the Ambience Mall side.
Unlike the Signature Tower crossing — where space for taking a U-turn in front of the Huda Gymkhana Club is limited — traffic diverted at Shankar Chowk has enough room to take a detour around the Infinity Towers in DLF Cyber City.
The department is also in consultation with Huda to squeeze the green belt on the U-turn at Shankar Chowk to create more space.
Meanwhile, Huda administrator Praveen Kumar said the forest department is being consulted over the issue.