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Galleria Market traffic plan goes haywire on Day 1

The city police's effort to ease traffic at busy intersections such as Galleria Market and Super Mart by introducing one-way traffic has come a cropper.

india Updated: Sep 04, 2011 00:24 IST

The city police's effort to ease traffic at busy intersections such as Galleria Market and Super Mart by introducing one-way traffic has come a cropper.

The move, implemented on Saturday, triggered long traffic jams at these intersections, forcing the police to rethink the new strategy.

The traffic on these roads came to a standstill. The policemen who were managing the traffic had a tough time as the situation became unmanageable. “I was stuck at Zed Chowk for more than one-and-a-half hours. Motorists were trying to take the roads which were blocked by the police. There was chaos everywhere. Some people entered private colonies to escape jams, causing inconvenience to the residents,” said Vivek Kamboj, a commuter.

“We were not aware of the new plan. The police should have made it known in advance. We are at the receiving end of the police's half-baked plans,” said Kamboj.

Galleria Market and Super Mart are among the busiest shopping complexes in DLF Phase-4. According to commuters, the police chose a wrong day for the experiment. They should have introduced the plan on a lean day.

“We were trying to find a solution to the perennial problem of congestion at these junctions. However, it will take time to make people aware of the new plan. The situation will improve soon,” said a senior traffic police official.