It takes half an hour to go 2-3 kilometers
As soon as the traffic diversion plan is implemented on the Delhi-Gurgaon highway, jam has started. On Tuesday, there was a line of vehicles from Shiv Murti to Shankar Vihar. Its effect was visible from Rao Tularam Marg to Dhaula Kuan. People going to Gurgaon and airport are facing the most trouble. Commuters told that it is taking about 30 minutes to cover a distance of 2-3 kilometers between Mahipalpur to Rajokri flyover.
The 16.5 km distance from Dhaula Kuan to Ambience Mall in Gurgaon on NH-48 is taking 50 minutes to an hour during peak hours, while it is taking 40 to 45 minutes to reach Shiv Murti . On normal days, it took about 15 to 20 minutes to reach Shiv Murti from Dhaula Kuan and about 25 to 30 minutes to reach Ambience Mall. That is, due to the diversion, now it is taking double the time to cover this distance. Terminal-3 and Aerocity commuters of IGI Airport are also facing heavy jam.
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To avoid jam, now traffic will run on 4-4 lanes
The main carriageway from Gurgaon to Delhi in front of Delhi’s Shivmurti on NH-48 has also been closed, but there was no jam on the first day due to the deployment of Gurgaon and Delhi Police. In front of Shivmurti, four lanes have been made for traffic by combining service lanes on both sides, due to which there was no problem on the first day. The dividers of eight lanes of main carriageways on both sides have been broken and included in eight lanes. Gurgaon Traffic Police and Delhi Traffic Police were also present here late Tuesday evening. In such a situation, there was not much problem on the first day. On the other hand, no advisory was issued by the Gurgaon Traffic Police. Apart from Sarhaul toll, the traffic police has written a letter to GMDA and NHAI to remove the encroachment in view of the possibility of increase in traffic volume towards Kapashera and MG Road.
Bad condition of traffic due to repair of Chirag Delhi flyover
It has been only 3 days since the repair work of Chirag Delhi flyover on Outer Ring Road started, but due to this the traffic has become bad. Due to the traffic diversion, not only on Outer Ring Road, but also on Joseph Broz Tito Marg and Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, there is heavy jam. Its effect is being seen on Press Enclave Road and from Lala Lajpat Rai Marg to MB Road. Despite lakhs of efforts of traffic police and PWD, there was no visible improvement in the situation. Taking cognizance of the situation, PWD Minister Atishi herself held a meeting with the officials of the Public Works Department on Tuesday. Atishi has instructed the officials that the maintenance work should be done at double the speed and instead of 50 the work should be completed within 30 days.
Ashram flyover: DND traffic jam despite diversion
With the Ashram flyover extension, Noida traffic seems to be getting less relief and more trouble. The horrendous traffic has led to gridlock-like situations. The diversion was done on Tuesday to ease the traffic pressure on the DND loop. Half the vehicles going towards DND’s Mahamaya flyover were diverted towards Rajnigandha crossing. From there the driver returned after taking a U turn. Despite the diversion, there was a long jam on DND.
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