To decongest Shankar Chowk, cops open 2 lanes for 3 hours

There is good news for motorists. If you are driving to Gurgaon from Delhi through the toll plaza near Ambience Mall and facing massive jams, you can now look forward to some respite from Monday at Shankar Chowk diversion that leads towards the Cyber City.

india Updated: Sep 03, 2012 01:34 IST
Deevakar Anand
Deevakar Anand
Hindustan Times

There is good news for motorists. If you are driving to Gurgaon from Delhi through the toll plaza near Ambience Mall and facing massive jams, you can now look forward to some respite from Monday at Shankar Chowk diversion that leads towards the Cyber City.

The Gurgaon traffic police on Friday removed some of the barricades to accommodate just two lanes for commuters driving on to the expressway service road down the Ambience Mall. The arrangement will be in place only during the peak hours of 9am to 11am, which is the office time.

Instead of taking a detour of 1.5km around the Infinity Towers at Cyber City, motorists can now drive straight towards Iffco Chowk.

The respite will, however, be limited as space that has been cleared for straight vehicular movement can accommodate only two traffic lanes. The remaining will still take a detour.

In the past fortnight, the Gurgaon-bound traffic has been thrown out of gear forcing motorists to crawl for hours in bumper-to-bumper traffic.

Opening of the two lanes for straight vehicular movement has solved the problem to some extent.

“The step has helped the chaos to come down to some extent. Unless the construction of rapid Metro is completed, we will have a tough time managing the traffic here,” said traffic inspector, Ved Prakash, stationed at Shankar Chowk.

Hindustan Times on Tuesday had published a story on the traffic snarls at the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway intersections, including Shankar Chowk.

Following this, a team of officials led by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) administrator, Praveen Kumar and deputy commissioner of police (traffic), Bharti Arora inspected the trouble spots identified in the report for five hours.

First Published: Sep 03, 2012 01:32 IST