Extra Gurugram-Delhi Expressway lanes to be shut for Atmosphere Mall underpass work | Gurgaon Information


GURUGRAM: Building of the Atmosphere Mall underpass is gathering tempo and as many as 5 lanes, together with the service lane, of the Gurugram-Delhi Expressway are presently blocked for part one of many work. Commuters can count on closure of extra lanes quickly, which could end in huge site visitors jams on the route.
Nationwide Freeway Authority of India, the work contractor, and site visitors police claimed to have devised a complete plan to handle site visitors on the stretch however the work on a proposed slip technique to divert site visitors is but to begin.
Gurugram-Delhi Expressway is already notorious for frequent site visitors snarls. A automobile breakdown or any development exercise causes hours-long jams on the route, which sees 3.5 lakh autos every day. Earlier this week, a truck broke down, a bit of forward of the Mahipalpur flyover, and disrupted site visitors circulation from Gurugram to Delhi for 3 hours. Because of these cases, there may be little confidence amongst commuters that the authorities are ready to deal with the scenario within the coming days, particularly as it is going to be monsoon season when congestion reaches alarming ranges.
Site visitors police, nonetheless, are assured of their plan. “We have now agreed upon a site visitors plan in accordance to the phase-wise development of the underpass. At a time, two-third of the lanes will stay accessible to commuters whereas one-third will probably be closed. Upon completion of every part, these lanes will probably be opened for site visitors earlier than different lanes are blocked for the subsequent part,” Himanshu Garg, DCP site visitors, instructed TOI. The expressway has 32 lanes, 16 for site visitors from Delhi to Gurugram and 16 for site visitors from the wrong way. For now, 5 lanes for site visitors shifting from Delhi to Gurugram are blocked.
The site visitors division has additionally requested RK contractor, which is finishing up the work, to make sure round the clock presence of site visitors marshals on the stretch to mitigate snarls. Nonetheless, on a go to to the location, TOI didn’t discover any such association. Chander Mohan Oberoi, advisor to RK contractor, stated the development of a slip highway to divert site visitors going in direction of Atmosphere Mall would start quickly, and after its completion, marshals can be deployed to make sure clean circulation of site visitors. “We had been ready for clearance for shifting of the police sales space coming in the way in which of development of the slip highway. We bought it lately and the work on the highway will start quickly. This highway will divert site visitors and verify congestion on lanes,” he stated.
Apart from this underpass, an elevated U-turn will probably be constructed at Shankar Chowk as a part of the decongestion plan for this route.



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