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 at present blocked for part one of many work. Commuters can count on closure of extra lanes quickly, which could lead to huge visitors jams on the route.
Nationwide Freeway Authority of India, the work contractor, and visitors police claimed to have devised a complete plan to handle visitors on the stretch however the work on a proposed slip option to divert visitors is but to start.
Gurugram-Delhi Expressway is already notorious for frequent visitors snarls. A automobile breakdown or any development exercise causes hours-long jams on the route, which sees 3.5 lakh automobiles day by day. Earlier this week, a truck broke down, just a little forward of the Mahipalpur flyover, and disrupted visitors circulation from Gurugram to Delhi for 3 hours. As a consequence of these cases, there may be little confidence amongst commuters that the authorities are ready to deal with the state of affairs within the coming days, particularly as it will likely be monsoon season when congestion reaches alarming ranges.
Visitors police, nevertheless, are assured of their plan. “We now have agreed upon a 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 shall be closed. Upon completion of every part, these lanes shall be opened for visitors earlier than different lanes are blocked for the subsequent part,” Himanshu Garg, DCP visitors, advised TOI. The expressway has 32 lanes, 16 for visitors from Delhi to Gurugram and 16 for visitors from the other way. For now, 5 lanes for visitors shifting from Delhi to Gurugram are blocked.
The visitors division has additionally requested RK contractor, which is finishing up the work, to make sure round the clock presence of visitors marshals on the stretch to mitigate snarls. Nevertheless, on a go to to the location, TOI didn’t discover any such association. Chander Mohan Oberoi, marketing consultant to RK contractor, mentioned the development of a slip street to divert visitors going in direction of Atmosphere Mall would start quickly, and after its completion, marshals could be deployed to make sure easy circulation of 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 street. We acquired it not too long ago and the work on the street will start quickly. This street will divert visitors and examine congestion on lanes,” he mentioned.
Aside from this underpass, an elevated U-turn shall be constructed at Shankar Chowk as a part of the decongestion plan for this route.


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