Need to widen roads in Gurgaon: Police
The wait for a smooth ride at the Signature Tower crossing on the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway just got longer.gurgaon Updated: Oct 20, 2012 23:44 IST
The wait for a smooth ride at the Signature Tower crossing on the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway just got longer.
After two failed experiments, the city traffic police said they would try out new de-congestion plans only after the roads are widened and other constructions are completed.
On September 17, the police had erected barricades during morning peak hours to ensure compulsory U-turns for vehicles coming from Delhi but the plan fell flat within 50 minutes because of heavy traffic.
The major reason for jams are faulty triangular structures on intersections that bifurcate traffic coming on the main carriageway as they lie abruptly in the middle of the road.
The police suggested that the green belts along the slip roads be trimmed. As part of the road widening plan, the unused drain near the boundary wall of the Management Development Institute will be covered and pedestrian footpaths will be squeezed to make more space.
“These pending works are hampering our plan to decongest the crossing,” said a senior traffic police official.
“The roads needed to be widened first. We will conduct more trials after that,” said Ravinder Kumar Tomar, ACP (traffic), Gurgaon police.