Barriers for trucks to stop entry of school buses too: Locals fume

  • | Monday | 27th November, 2023

Gurgaon: As GMDA started work on installing height barriers on master roads in new sectors to prevent the entry of heavy vehicles, residents living in the nearby societies in sectors 77, 78 and 79 voiced their concerns.GMDA is undertaking the work on installation of height barriers at main roads dividing sectors 75 and 75A, and 76 and 77, as these stretches connect NH-8 near Kherki Daula toll plaza with Southern Peripheral Road (SPR).According to a GMDA official, the work is likely to be completed within next 10 days. Once the height barriers are installed, it will only allow vehicles up to a height of 3m to cross them.The measure was taken to restrict the entry of heavy trucks and dumpers, which are using these escape routes to avoid paying the toll at Kherki Daula.Residents, however, pointed out that most of the school buses of schools located on the SPR and Dwarka Expressway ply through these stretches and once the barrier is installed, it would make the commute difficult for school children. It would also cause obstruction to fire tenders in case of an emergency, the residents added.Vikas Bajaj, a resident of Sector 77 whose son is studying in DAV School said that the height barrier will impact the daily commute of school children, who will be harassed unnecessarily. Kids will have to travel longer and take different routes because of the restriction on vehicles above the height of 3m plying on these stretches, he said.GMDA officials, meanwhile, said that the decision was taken in consultation with the district administration and traffic police. We have made an additional provision of boom barriers at the exit points for locals. Many overloaded trucks and dumpers carrying construction materials have been using this road as a bypass to the toll plaza, which is not only damaging the road but causing congestion and inconvenience to residents, apart from causing financial loss. However, we will continue to examine the matter if there is a need to take other required measures for the convenience of people, a senior official said.We also published the following articles recentlyStrange man in lobby: Trumps photo raises questions about height, weightA photo of Donald Trump has sparked a debate about his height, weight, and health. Netizens are curious about his measurements and the height of the woman standing next to him. Trumps official inmate measurements state that he is 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 215 pounds. However, his arrest record indicated that he was 6 feet 2 inches tall and 240 pounds. The photo has also led to speculation about Trumps footwear and raised questions about the credibility of a doctors report on his health.Kolar road widening work in slow lane; a nightmare for commutersThe ongoing six-lane road construction work in the Kolar area has caused a nightmare for commuters. The heavy traffic congestion and dust from the construction work have made the situation even worse. Residents are avoiding the main road due to the slow pace of work, which is causing a significant inconvenience. The project, which was supposed to be completed within a year, is far from completion and may take another 3-4 years. The road has become a nightmare for residents, affecting their daily lives and posing health risks due to the dust and traffic.

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