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Traffic snarls after U-turn near Unitech Cyber Park in Gurgaon blocked

The road, which witnesses heavy traffic, connects Sohna Road, Sector 40, Sector 45 and Huda city centre metro station.

gurgaon Updated: Jul 07, 2017 19:31 IST
Leena Dhankhar
Leena Dhankhar
Hindustan Times
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Traffic police block the U-turn near sector-45 for smooth traffic drive.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

Blocking the U –turn in front of the Unitech Cyber Park on Subhash Marg has led to traffic snarls during peak hours. Hundreds of vehicles get stuck at this junction daily as the road got heavy traffic between HUDA metro station and Sohna Road in Gurgaon. A large number of vehicles also come to the Cyber Park and HSBC building which adds to the chaos.

Instead of taking a U-turn near Raj restaurant, the commuters heading towards Huda city centre metro station from Sectors 51, 56, and 57 now have to take left turn, ride nearly half a kilometre towards Sohna chowk, and take a right from the traffic junction at Sector 40 crossing.

Commuters are facing difficulties due to the huge traffic jam during peak hours daily after the new traffic arrangement.

The road, which witnesses heavy traffic, connects Sohna Road, Sector 40, Sector 45 and Huda city centre metro station. Commuters said the “badly planned” experiment by the traffic police is leading to the chaos.

The traffic police as part of the congestion free improvement plan in the city, recently blocked the U-turn as several minor accidents occurred at the crossing.

The traffic officials had thought the new plan would make way for smoother moving traffic movement but it has been on the contrary. During peak hours the traffic has come to a halt on the stretch and has become critical stretch to cross.

“Everyday it used to take ten minutes to cross the stretch but from last two days it is taking more than half an hour”, said Manav Sharma, an MNC executive and a resident of Sector 47.

The commuters said there is no intimation about the changes and there is any signboard intimating the changes also. Deployment of traffic policemen at a traffic junction near Greenwoods city is also not helping much during peak hours as traffic on service lanes is resulting in chaos.

“Commuting to the office on this stretch has become frustrating since the U-turn is blocked. There is utter chaos as the service lane gets jam packed and due to the narrow lane the traffic coming from internal roads get blocked and leads to more congestion”, said Vineet Kalra, a daily commuter and a resident of Sector 51.

The stretch will continue to make the commuting a nightmare on the road until the traffic cop is deployed and the New Jersey Barriers are removed.

On the other hand, the traffic officials said, the plan to block the U-turn was to ease traffic flow to a great extent and to avoid minor accidents.

ACP (Traffic) Pankhuri Yadav said, “The U-turn is blocked to decongest the stretch and the major volume of traffic coming from Sector 56-57 using the service lane which is leading to traffic snarls. We will deploy the team to ensure commuters are not taking short cuts and will manage the traffic signal during the peak hours”.

First Published: Jul 07, 2017 19:31 IST