The residents on Golf Course Road and its extension are delighted with the opening of the 1.2 km underpass between DLF Phase 1 and Global Foyer Mall on Sunday, as it will enable them to avoid merging with traffic headed towards DLF Phase 1 and DLF Phase 4 and escape snarls.
They were able to zip through the stretch in less than five minutes, as opposed to 10-15 minutes that they took earlier to cover the stretch during peak commuting hours.
For residents, the new underpass and the recently opened Sikanderpur underpass, is expected to reduce their travel time to office with uniformity in traffic flow and reduced traffic congestion.
“The underpasses have brought us huge relief. It has cut my travel time to New Delhi by more than 15 minutes. The only remaining project is the Genpact underpass, which will make driving on the Golf Course Road effortless,” Kunal Sinha, a resident of Vaastu apartment in Sector 55, said.
The new six-lane underpass is mainly going to benefit commuters travelling towards or from Golf Course Extension Road and those living in gated condominiums in the DLF Phase 5 area.
“The underpass was a necessity. There used to be a lot of traffic converging on the stretch, especially at the time when schools open or give over. There are lots of private schools in DLF Phase 1 and 4. The new underpass will help me avoid the chaos and reach my destinations faster,” Rakesh Capoor, a resident of Westend Heights in DLF Phase 4 said.
The underpass on Golf Course Road has been built jointly by the DLF and Haryana urban development authority (Huda ). It is part of the 8.3km under-construction 16 lane, signal-free project between sector 55/56 to Shankar Chowk that is expected to be completed later this year.
Traffic has reduced significantly on the Golf Course Road in the past three weeks, after the opening of underpasses and the launch of second phase (South Extension Phase) of Rapid Metro on Friday.