Changes likely at Rajiv Chowk area, Manesar junction
The Millennium City will soon see major infrastructure changes. These are at Rajiv Chowk crossing and Manesar junction.Updated: May 08, 2011 01:35 IST
The Millennium City will soon see major infrastructure changes. These are at Rajiv Chowk crossing and Manesar junction.
The Integrated Mobility Plan for Gurgaon Manesar Urban Complex has proposed these changes at the busy Rajiv Chowk crossing on Gurgaon Expressway.
Prepared by Urban Mass Transit Company, it has proposed acquisition of land to make these changes at this junction. The plan details include shortening of medians along the Expressway to give sufficient carriageway width, tampering the size of the central roundabout under the flyover for better turning radius and realigning the medians on Sohna Road connecting Rajiv Chowk.
Also, the approach road connecting Rajiv Chowk with Sohna Road will be realigned.
The main reason for serpentine queues of trucks at Manesar Chowk is because NH-8 is four-lane-wide and the industrial access road approach is six-lane one. The plan includes installation of new lane on NH-8 towards Jaipur.
It also includes a right-turn lane on NH-8 for vehicles taking a right towards the industrial complex. Also, traffic coming from Industrial Estate in Manesar would be able to go towards Delhi through an acceleration lane or slip land, and signages would be placed later to ensure smooth traffic.
If these changes are implemented, they will greatly reduce traffic congestion, say surface transport experts. Even commuting time will become manageable if the lanes are widened.
Commuters say heavy vehicles need attention since they occupy a large road space and they can create traffic jam if they slow down. They say they expect a better experience if the plan is implemented.