The decision of the city traffic police to make the Super Mart Crossing one-way has left local residents and commuters fuming. The move has caused huge inconvenience, as residents of DLF City and Richmond Park have to take a 4-kilometre detour to reach Galleria Market and DLF City Club, which are just a stone’s throw away.
On Thursday, the police put up signboards — ‘No Right Turn’ and ‘No Straight’ — for commuters coming towards the crossing from Richmond Park’s side.
“We have no issues with the blocked right turn as the road connecting Golf Course Road and Park Plaza Crossing is one-way. But how can they deny us straight access to the Galleria Market or DLF City Club. Some motorists, however, continue to take the same route though policemen are deployed there,” said Sudhir Dar, a well-known cartoonist and a resident of Richmond Park.
“Richmond Park has 800 cars and at least 300 owners use them on a daily basis. If we have to go to the club or Galleria Market, we go via the Park Plaza Crossing towards Iffco Chowk and then take a right to reach an area which is very near. Isn’t this ridiculous?” he added.
“We waste time and fuel. The surprise move is not in our favour,” said NC Sinha, president of Richmond Park RWA.
“With so many stores in the area, the new move has made a simple ride complicated,” said Abhishek Gupta, a resident of Block C, Sushant Lok.
However, the traffic police department has promised to look into the residents’ complaints. Bharti Arora, DCP (traffic), said, “I will visit the spot on Saturday. We will definitely sort out the matter.”