Options tossed to break expressway gridlock
Authoriuties are considering sealing a few entry points to the Gurgaon expressway and strictly enforcing lane discipline at toll booths to reduce congestion on the highway. Congestion at the main toll plaza could also be reduced further by constructing additional toll booths some distance away from it to stagger the load of motorists.
These are a few of the options the Gurgaon traffic police, local administration and toll operator Delhi Gurgaon Super Connectivity Limited (DGSCL), have considered in a series of meetings held since Monday.
Officials said the local administration and the toll operator are expected to submit a report to the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) on Wednesday detailing measures to reduce congestion on the expressway. The discussions began after the high court, last week, asked the toll operator to free the Sirhaul toll plaza following complaints of congestion, and asked authorities to find ways to resolve the problem.
One of the options is to change the traffic flow on the roads near the toll plaza, which authorities have pointed out creates congestion on the main expressway, said an official. “Nothing is final as of now. Officials of the Haryana Urban Development Authority, the traffic police and the DGSCL are still in discussions, and they are considering many options,” he added.
Once this report is submitted, the NHAI will examine the measures and come out with a solution acceptable to all the stakeholders, following which a report will be submitted to the
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