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Residents reject one-way plan

india Updated: Sep 06, 2011 00:26 IST
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Residents of DLF City (Phase 4) and Sushant Lok are virtually under house arrest ever since the Gurgaon police implemented a one-way traffic plan around Galleria and Super Mart market areas on Saturday.

The worst affected areas are Windsor Court, Hamilton Court, Regency Park-2, Richmond Park, Ridgewood Estate, Sushant Lok and other areas around Galleria Market.

Sample this — one has to travel 4-5 kms extra to reach Galleria Market or Super Mart from Windsor Court which are at a distance of 50 and 150 meters, respectively. Moreover, residents get stuck in long traffic jams right outside their colony gates.

"With this one-way traffic plan, it has become difficult to reach the Metro station and highway. Earlier, I had to hardly travel a kilometre but now, I have to take a mandatory right turn and drive more than three kilometres," said Prakash Khaitan, a resident of Hamilton Court.

"The new plan around Galleria Market adds to the traffic woes of commuters and people living in surrounding localities. Traffic movement on these roads comes to a standstill during peak hours, especially evening," he added.

On the other hand, the traffic police have been claiming the mess would be sorted out soon. "We were trying to find a solution to the problem. It will take few days for the situation to normalise," said Bharti Arora, deputy commissioner of police (traffic).

The road from Huda City Centre Metro station to Vyapar Kendra and Super Mart has been made one-way and entry for vehicles has been prohibited. Residents have to take a detour and travel an extra two kilometers with this road being closed.