The Gurgaon traffic police has come up with a simple and effective way of dealing with traffic near the Huda City Centre Metro — by installing traffic bollards during the peak hour to ensure that commuters follow rules.
Commuters said that there is less traffic and the travel time in crossing the Huda City Center Metro station stretch, during the peak hour, has reduced considerably.
By erecting bollards, the traffic police has streamlined vehicular flow and eased congestion at the four-way junction near the metro station.
Officials said that the bollards have ensured that commuters stick to their lanes and do not veer, or drive on the wrong side. The move has also allowed the traffic police to block traffic from heading towards a particular direction by creating an artificial barricade for efficient traffic management.
There is a severe traffic jam at the junction during the peak hour as it connects residents with the Huda City Centre and Iffco Chowk metro stations, besides leading to sectors 27 and 43.
Officials said that many motorists try to head towards their destination by crossing from one lane to another, thereby stalling traffic, causing collisions and adding to the congestion.
Hence, the bollards are symmetrically placed in the middle of the junction by traffic police officials to prevent commuters from veering from their lane.
“We have deputed traffic police officials at the junction and nearby area to ensure that traffic flow is streamlined. Officials do not allow illegal parking of vehicles outside the metro station premises and ensure that the traffic flow is constant. In addition, the bollards ensure that vehicles do not have enough space to switch lanes in the middle of the junction, thereby disrupting vehicle outflow,” a traffic police personnel said.
The move by traffic police has evoked a positive response from daily commuters.
“Any step to decongest traffic near the Huda City Centre metro station is welcome, as it can take nearly 25-30 minutes to cross this stretch during the peak hour. Provided traffic police officials are deployed at the junction, the erection of bollards to streamline traffic can be a big step towards solving Gurgaon’s traffic crisis,” Ayush Mehrotra of Ridgewood Estate in DLF Phase-4 said.