The second cut toward Delhi is being closed by Gurgaon traffic police to control traffic jams. This will add another 3 KM to the distance in case a vehicle misses the first turn.
In a bid to control the chaos that ensues daily at the Cyber City crossing, Gurgaon traffic police has decided to close the second turn leading to New Delhi. This diversion, which used to allow commuters a second chance to head towards Cyber Hub or New Delhi, will be closed from Monday onwards, and is expected to result in a smoother flow of traffic to the Capital.
While travelling from Sikanderpur, the vehicles that missed the first opportunity to turn to New Delhi used to have yet another chance to take the second road towards the Capital. This used to create a jam with vehicles crowding up the crossing and affecting the flow of traffic to other lanes.
The Gurgaon traffic police’s decision to close this second entry will force the vehicles that miss the first turn to take a U-turn again and reach the first entry to Delhi. This will add another three kilometers to the distance in case a vehicle misses the first turn.
“This move will certainly result in a longer route for people who miss the turn, however, to avoid traffic snarls this was necessary,” said a police official.
Calling the decision a sensible move on the part of the traffic police, Varsha Tiwari, a commuter who works at an MNC in Cyber City, added, “This second turn used to delay all other routes, as there are scads of vehicles travelling to Delhi in the evenings.”