The traffic police department along with the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) has identified as many as 84 trouble spots on city roads.
As these areas are prone to traffic jams, both the departments have initiated a survey to streamline vehicular movement. Huda administrator Praveen Kumar held a three-hour session with traffic police personnel in this regard on Monday.
The officials discussed the traffic scenario in areas like MG road, Sohna road, Old Delhi road, Golf Course and Extension road, besides several major intersections like Iffco Chowk, Rajiv Chowk, Atul Kataria Chowk, Subhash Chowk etc.
“There are traffic bottlenecks on some roads in Old and New Gurgaon. We need to work together and find a solution on how to remove these. We are conducting a survey and will have a detailed report by Tuesday,” said Ravindra Tomar, assistant commissioner of police (traffic).
The problem areas were identified on the basis of narrow roads, encroachments, absence of slip roads, traffic lights, signals etc.
The traffic police also raised the issue of installation of CCTV cameras in areas where jams are frequent. A detailed report will be submitted to the administrator in this regard.
“We raised the issue of installation of CCTVs and road widening work. The administrator has promised to initiate action at the earliest,” said Tomar.
The traffic police also drew the Huda administrator’s attention to traffic jams due to the absence of slip roads.
“We initiated the step to make the traffic system more commuter-friendly. We will work in tandem and focus on removing traffic bottlenecks,” said Kumar. Sources said Huda had approached MNCs located along these roads, asking them to provide land for the slip roads.
“Huda and the traffic department have realised that things can improve only through cooperation,” added Kumar.