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Red signal to MG Road traffic on New Year eve

The Gurgaon police have decided to make the “mall mile” on Mehrauli-Gurgaon road out of bounds for vehicles this New Year’s eve.

Written by ANCHAL DHAR | Gurgaon |
December 23, 2013 1:26:22 am

The Gurgaon police have decided to make the “mall mile” on Mehrauli-Gurgaon road out of bounds for vehicles this New Year’s eve.

The move comes after a meeting of top police officials in Gurgaon last week. “In order to avoid public inconvenience on December 31,the road from IFFCO chowk to Bristol chowk will be made a traffic-free zone,” ACP (East) Dalbir Singh said.

The rule will come into effect at 3 pm on December 31 and will last till 3 am on January 1. “Police will have check-posts on MG Road,the entry to Phase I,Phase II,Phase III,Sushant Lok and National Highway-8. Arrangements for parking will be made on the ground near Leisure Valley. Special shuttle buses will run from there for those who wish to visit the malls,” Singh said.

Residents who live on

MG Road will be issued passes allowing them to use service lanes. “Those who live in the residential complexes inside the car-free zone will have to collect their passes from the Sector 29 police station,” Singh said.

Police said that the restrictions were needed to ensure public safety as a large number of people,motorists and pedestrians throng the area on New Year’s eve. However,essential services will be exempt from the restrictions. Mall parking lots will also remain closed,said police.

Sunil,a resident of Sahara Grace condominium,said,“We hope that the passes are handed out to the residents on time so that no confusion prevails on New Year’s eve.”

Police said RWAs of housing societies located on MG Road were being consulted to ensure that the residents do not face any hassles. There will be another meeting on December 28 to review the preparations.

Mall management officials and RWAs have been taken into confidence. Residents can use alternative routes to reach their homes. A detailed guideline on areas under police vigil will also be released soon,a senior police officer said.

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