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Rapid Metro firm told to deploy traffic marshalls

india Updated: Aug 12, 2011 00:47 IST
HT Correspondent

Following increasing complaints regarding traffic snarls due to diversions for the ongoing Rapid MetroRail Gurgaon (RMG) project, the Gurgaon deputy commissioner directed the firm on Wednesday to deploy more traffic marshals to regulate vehicles, especially from Sikanderpur to Cyber City and NH-8.

PC Meena, along with a team of officials from Municipal Corporation Gurgaon (MCG), Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) and senior town planner Yusuf Mansuri also inspected the site on Wednesday.

However, Rapid Metro Rail Limited vice president Hukum Singh Chowdhary, who represented the firm during the exercise along with other officials, said that the DMRC Metro line and shopping malls on MG road are compounding the problem.

“Moreover, the road geometry on the stretch between Sikanderpur rotary to Cyber City and the national highway is such that it makes traffic conflicts unavoidable. The presence of a power substation adds to the mess. The state government, however, has now allowed construction of a subway on the 900-metre stretch from Sikanderpur to DLF Phase-II to ease traffic congestion,” Chowdhary added.

He also pointed out that work on this stretch was slow since the Rapid Metro pillars were being constructed keeping the proposed subway in mind. Working towards a March 2013 deadline, the firm said it will remove the barricades after March 2012.

Keeping all these factors in mind, Meena directed the Rapid Metro officials to deploy more traffic marshals and keep a tow away vehicle at its disposal to deal with vehicle breakdowns swiftly. On being asked about the potholes on the road, Chowdhary said that it was due to lack of proper drainage. Meena, however, asked the firm to keep repairing the roads till the monsoons are over.