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Road to ease toll plaza traffic jam

india Updated: Aug 27, 2009 00:44 IST
Sanjeev K Ahuja
Sanjeev K Ahuja
Hindustan Times
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Harassed by the traffic at the toll plaza on Gurgaon-Delhi Expressway?

If you commute from Udyog Vihar in Gurgaon or DLF Cyber City to Delhi every day, then there’s relief in sight for you.

An alternative road will help you avoid the toll plaza queues.

The Delhi-bound vehicles coming from Udyog Vihar will be able to take this road and skip the toll plaza and chaotic Shankar Chowk.

The road will lead them to the proposed 8-lane split toll plaza.

The Haryana Industrial & Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) has proposed to construct the road, which will run along the present toll plaza.

A meeting was held at the office of the joint commissioner of police Alok Mittal with the officials of National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), HSIIDC and DSC Limited.

Hamvir Singh, general manager of the corporation, said the department wrote to Haryana Tourism Department that owned land near the toll plaza and sought over 1500 sq yards of land for this purpose.

“We have proposed to construct a small patch of road of about 100 meters to connect the service lane with the proposed split toll plaza,” he said. The road will bypass the existing toll plaza and reduce load on the expressway.

The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has already given its nod for an 8-lane split toll plaza about 90 meters ahead of the existing toll plaza towards Delhi.

Motorists complain that at present it takes about an hour to cover a 100-meter distance between their office in Udyog Vihar and the toll plaza.

“Thousands of vehicles, including private cars, cabs and chartered buses ferrying employees get stuck in the jam at the main Udyog Vihar Road connecting Shankar Chowk and the toll plaza in the evenings," Parmanand Jangra, an industrialist from Udyog Vihar said. "The traffic coming from Udyog Vihar takes minimum one hour to reach Shanker Chowk.”

Alok Mittal, joint commissioner of police, said it was an excellent plan to reduce traffic at the toll plaza. “I have facilitated the meeting of all the concerned departments. The HSIIDC must seek fast transfer of land,” he said.