Cops block road gap at Cyber City to streamline traffic; residents give a thumbs-up
The road gap was being used by commuters who missed the turn at a fork located 30 metres before. The merging traffic here would result in major snarls. Residents were appreciative of the initiative and said the move had significantly streamlined traffic, making driving towards CyberHub easier and fastergurgaon Updated: Feb 12, 2018 22:37 IST
The Gurgaon traffic police, on Monday, closed a road gap at Cyber City—opposite Belvedere Park—that was being used by commuters headed from the Sikanderpur underpass to turn towards New Delhi and CyberHub.
The road gap, which was closed with concrete blocks, was being used by commuters who missed the turn at a fork located 30 metres before. The merging traffic here would result in major snarls.
Residents were appreciative of the initiative and said the move had significantly streamlined the traffic, making driving towards CyberHub easier and faster on Monday.
“Despite driving during the peak hour on Monday morning, I reached my destination, CyberHub, much faster. I did not get stuck at the turn where commuters turn towards CyberHub and New Delhi and this saved me a lot of time,” Mihir Kohli, a resident of DLF-5, said.
Other residents said they were glad that authorities blocked the gap in the road which was serving little purpose.
“Most commuters were using this turn out of habit. With the option now gone, residents will automatically adhere to the right of way,” Jagdeep Singh, a resident of DLF-5, said.
Authorities had blocked off the diversion owing to snarls caused by the convergence of vehicles at the spot and said that, so far, the response to the change in traffic flow has been positive.
“The gap was sealed to ensure the prevailing congestion is reduced and residents chose the right stretch of road at the initial turn instead of relying on this irregularity. Till now, we have received no complaints from commuters,” ACP (traffic) Hira Singh said.
While, travelling towards New Delhi remained largely unaffected by this stretch getting blocked, it has added many miles and minutes for commuters heading towards CyberHub. They must now head to Shankhar Chowk, take a u-turn below the flyover, and take another underpass for heading towards CyberHub.