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Gurgaon: Sector 14 market road made one-way to end traffic chaos

Though the road will be made one-way on a trial basis, it will be made permanent if the move proves to be successful

gurgaon Updated: May 25, 2017 22:20 IST
Kartik Kumar
Kartik Kumar
Hindustan Times
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Sector 14 market has several prominent shops and restaurants that record a high footfall and add to the congestion on the stretch.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

For better traffic management, the main road of sector 14 HUDA market will be made one-way from Saturday during evening hours.

The decision on enforcing the one-way clause was taken by members of the local residents’ welfare association (RWA) and Gurgaon police.

Sector 14 market has several prominent shops and restaurants that record a high footfall. Owing to which, traffic chaos is prevalent as the narrow road is not equipped to handle heavy traffic flow.

Traffic coming from Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road near Jain hospital can take the Sector 14 market main road that leads to Delhi Road. However, those coming from Delhi Road near the Huda office cannot turn left into sector 14 market main road.

“The one-way will be made available daily from 5pm-9pm on a trial basis. If it proves to be successful, it will be made permanent,” a spokesperson of the traffic police said.

On May 8, RWA members had approached Gurgaon police officers for making the road one-way and DCP (crime) Sumit Kuhar took up their grievances with the traffic police.

After learning that their request has been approved, the RWA members conducted a meeting with residents of the area informing them about the change to ensure they are aware. They were told that if needed, they can take a different route to reach their homes.

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“Traffic police will be bring out two cranes on the road to tow vehicles encroaching on the main road, thereby reducing the road-width and causing snarls. First-time violators will be let off with a warning, but heavy penalty will be imposed on them if they are found to be ay fault again,” Dinesh Aggarwal, president, RWA, Sector 14, said.

Residents were delighted with the move hand hoped it would put an end to constant snarls at the area.

“I only venture out of my house if necessary in the evening, as I prefer avoiding the hassle of navigating my vehicle through the dense traffic. I am hoping the one-way traffic clause will provide much-needed relief,” Gagandeep Singh, a resident of Sector 14, said.

First Published: May 25, 2017 22:20 IST