Gurgaon: Two exits near Cyber City blocked, causes confusion among commuters
The bollards have been placed in an acute angle at two turnings, one before the CyberHub underpass and another before the DLF Phase-2 underpass, limiting passage to one side of the road.gurgaon Updated: Aug 09, 2017 23:02 IST
Bollards placed to block passage at two turns in Cyber City has led to confusion among commuters.
The bollards have been placed in an acute angle at two turnings, one before the CyberHub underpass and another before the DLF Phase-2 underpass, limiting passage to one side of the road.
Commuters headed from Ambience Mall along the service lane of the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway turn left at the dead end for heading towards Cyber City. Here they meet a fork — one road leads to the offices of MNCs and corporations in Cyber City and CyberHub while the other road takes them towards Golf Course Road and residential areas of DLF Phase-1 and DLF Phase-5.
Many commuters, who weren’t aware of where the two roads led, had the option of switching over through the two gaps.
But with bollards placed, commuters wishing to head towards Cyber City or CyberHub can no longer access the gap before the CyberHub underpass or take the gap before the DLF Phase-2 underpass for heading towards DLF Phase-5.
The changes have caught many commuters unaware.
“Although the new underpasses have significantly eased congestion on the route from Cyber City towards Golf Course Road, constant engineering changes are inadvertently causing confusion and making it difficult for commuters to adapt to the new routes.” Mihir Kohli, a resident of DLF Phase-5, said.
Some residents also reported minor accidents owing to the changes.
“A taxi driver reversed his vehicle after realising that he could no longer take a turn near the CyberHub underpass. I wasn’t expecting a vehicle to come from the wrong side and ended up colliding with it. Since then, I have been driving at a snail’s pace near these turns to avoid a repeat of the incident,” Shaurya Sinha, a resident of Belvedere Park, said.
Officials said since the underpasses are open on a trial basis, they are trying several permutations and combinations. They said engineering changes are part of an “upgradation plan” to streamline traffic based on feedback from commuters.
However, the DLF declined comment on the matter.