Gurgaon to implement odd-even for 7 days soon

  • Isha Sahni, Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
  • Updated: Apr 13, 2016 11:59 IST
Gurgaon, which is struggling with traffic congestion, hopes that the car rationing scheme will help cut traffic on the city roads. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

Taking a leaf out of the National Capital Delhi’s book, Gurgaon will soon implement its own odd-even drive for seven days.

A senior official said that the police and district administration were working out the details to implement the drive. Once finalised, the dates will be declared to the public.

“We are trying to emulate the example of Delhi. The police commissioner and deputy commissioner have held meetings with several public bodies and are deciding the way forward,” an official said.

Sources said that the city would follow the same restrictions as in Delhi during the first phase of the odd-even scheme.

Deputy commissioner TL Satyaprakash said that the odd-even scheme during its first phase had reduced traffic in Delhi by almost 40% and had a corresponding effect on Gurgaon.

“A lot of studies are being conducted and policies are being weighed to chalk out a plan for Gurgaon. There are a number of differences between the capital and Gurgaon. The dates will soon be decided,” said Satyaprakash.

At present, Haryana Roadways has just 90 buses, of which 30 are intercity. The city has only five Metro stations - Huda City Centre, Iffco Chowk, MG Road, Sikandarpur and Guru Dronacharya.

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