City commuters can breathe a sigh of relief as traffic snarls at busy roundabouts will soon be a thing of the past. The Gurgaon traffic police have asked Huda to either remove or reduce the diameter as per area-specific requirements. Huda has already started work at the Huda City Centre Metro station crossing.
“We have asked Huda to work on the roundabout problem in the city. We wrote to them in this regard after traffic volume saw a significant rise since Delhi Metro started service in June 2010. We have also identified Bakhtawar Chowk, Sector 22 and Sector 47 roundabouts for the overhaul,” said Alok Mittal, joint commissioner of Gurgaon Police.
After work on the roundabouts is completed, vehicles will get more space and traffic will be managed by policemen and traffic signals, he added.
“We recently had a meeting with the police department who had requested Huda to remove or reduce the diameter of roundabouts in the city. The one near Huda City Centre will be completely removed,” said Hari Dutt Sharma, executive engineer, division 1, Huda.
“We lack road engineering concepts and civic agencies have failed to provide facilities such as flyovers and interchanges at Aiims which help reduce dependence on signals and policemen.
In Gurgaon, the traffic police department lacks adequate manpower, so, we have installed signals till the time we have flyovers on such sections,” Mittal added.