Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway: NHAI requested to revamp median at Sirhaul border


To scale back congestion on the Sirhaul toll, particularly on the Gurugram-Delhi carriageway of the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway, site visitors police requested the Nationwide Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to realign the median close to Atmosphere Mall the underpass and replace signage.

In line with the deputy commissioner of police (DCP) of the Gurugram site visitors police, Ravinder Singh Tomar, the median positioned between the Atmosphere Mall underpass and Rajokri flyover has a heavy bend, which extends the street width on the Delhi-Gurugram carriageway and narrows it on the other way.

The instructions have been issued following a joint go to by the Gurugram site visitors police, Delhi site visitors police and NHAI officers on the Sirhaul toll on Tuesday afternoon, to survey methods by which congestion on the border may very well be diminished. Tomar mentioned that NHAI has been requested to realign the median and guarantee each carriageways have comparable street widths.

“Because of the bend, the street width on the carriageway carrying site visitors from Delhi to Gurugram is a lot that automobiles are likely to not entry three of the rightmost lanes. As a substitute, we now have requested NHAI to straighten the bend and align it in such a fashion that at the least two extra lanes are added on the alternative carriageway. We anticipate that the adjustments will scale back travelling time by at the least 10 minutes throughout peak site visitors hours,” Tomar mentioned.

In line with a mobility plan of the Gurugram Metropolitan Growth Authority (GMDA), round 300,000 automobiles cross the Sirhaul toll on daily basis. The toll is, by far, essentially the most congested stretch within the metropolis, and, at occasions, takes take round 25-40 minutes to cross it throughout peak site visitors hours.

Tomar mentioned that NHAI was additionally directed to replace signage on the Gurugram-Delhi carriageway, depicting the course and distance for terminals one and three of the Indira Gandhi Worldwide (IGI) Airport.

“We noticed that numerous automobiles have been driving on the leftmost lane of the Gurugram-Delhi carriageway simply after crossing the toll. Upon inquiring, we realised that the majority automobiles have been heading in direction of the airport and have been unaware of the space to every of the terminals, and their respective exits. We’ve got requested the NHAI to replace signage alongside the stretch accordingly,” Tomar mentioned.

Tomar mentioned that the up to date signage may also scale back “zigzag” driving, which was resulting in congestion and guarantee lane driving is maintained. He mentioned that the NHAI was additionally requested to place up signage in any respect foot overbridges falling between Kherki Daula toll and Sirhaul toll, stating that heavy automobiles should drive on the leftmost lane.

“We’ve got requested the Gurugram site visitors police to submit all suggestions in writing in order that we are able to take up all issues with our concessionaire formally. Every of the suggestions might be individually examined and its technical feasibility assessed earlier than continuing additional,” Nirman Jambulkar, undertaking director, NHAI, mentioned.

Final month, Gurugram site visitors police launched a devoted drive to test the motion of heavy automobiles on the leftmost carriageway of Nationwide Freeway 48 and penalised over 3,000 drivers for violations between September 3 and 18.


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