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More roundabouts to go, make city traffic smoother

india Updated: Nov 29, 2011 01:38 IST
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Commuters of old Gurgaon will get some relief from heavy traffic at busy roundabouts as the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) has started to remove such bottlenecks to widen roads.

After removing three roundabouts near Park Plaza crossing, Bakhtawar Chowk and Sector 22, the corporation has shifted its focus to old Gurgaon. The MCG dismantled a roundabout near Mor Chowk at Civil Lines to widen the road.

The plan, which was in the pipeline for some time, was first initiated in New Gurgaon to reduce traffic congestion. The corporation has removed few other roundabouts recently on Railway Road and Basai Road in the old city.

“We are going to do this in some other areas also. There is a big plan to decongest traffic in old city,” said an MCG official.

The action has come after the city traffic police asked Huda and MCG to remove or reduce the size of roundabouts in the city as per the traffic requirements.

In its first step, Huda had reduced the size of the roundabout near Huda City Centre crossing and removed three others. “We have asked Huda to work on the roundabouts issue across the city. The traffic load has increased at this point after Delhi Metro started its service in June 2010. Apart from Huda City Centre roundabout, we had also identified Bakhtawar Chowk and Sector 22 and 47 roundabouts where commuters were facing problems,” said a senior police official.