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Caution: Road diversion ahead

india Updated: Jul 04, 2011 01:05 IST
HT Correspondent

Come Monday night, commuters will have to brace for detours as the road between city district court and Bristol Chowk will be closed for the next 15 months, to facilitate construction of the Rapid MetroRail Gurgaon (RMG).

Promoter company, Rapid MetroRail Gurgaon Limited, and the traffic police department have planned certain diversions to steer clear the 500-metre patch of vehicular movement. The new routes will come into effect from Monday night and will be in place for the next 15 months.

RMG is the country's first private inter-city Metro project. The 6.1-kilometre overhead stretch, that will directly benefit residents of DLF City (Phase 2 and 3), National Media Centre, Ambience Lagoon and techies working in DLF Cybercity, is looking at a 2013 deadline.

"For construction of the Metro station, a small part of the road between city court and Bristol Chowk, on the sector road leading towards Sector 56 and Golf Course, will be closed for traffic from Monday late night. Rapid Metro Rail Gurgaon Ltd has planned a proper traffic diversion plan to ensure minimum inconvenience," said a spokesperson.

Traffic coming from DLF Cyber City and Delhi (via MG road) will have to take a right turn, just below the Delhi Metro alignment. Commuters will then go straight before taking a left turn after crossing the Sikanderpur Metro station.

Vehicles will then hit the Bristol Chowk roundabout to go towards Faridabad, Sector 56 and Iffco Chowk, the spokesperson added.

Traffic coming from Iffco Chowk can go towards Faridabad or Sector 56 by taking a u-turn below the Sikanderpur Metro station.

Vehicles headed towards Bristol Chowk will have to take a left turn after the Sikanderpur station (towards Iffco Chowk side).

There is, however, no change in the traffic plan for traffic coming from Faridabad and Sector 56.

The spokesperson further said that marshals will be deployed along with traffic police personnel to manage smooth flow of vehicles.

"We are getting support from the traffic police department and our marshals will also join them. This will certainly help commuters and there will be less inconvenienced," said the spokesperson.