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Border vigil tightened ahead of polls in Noida

If you travel often between Noida, Delhi and Gurgaon, you better use the Metro till February 28, when Noida and two other Assembly seats in Gautam Buddh Nagar district go to polls in the sixth phase of the ongoing elections in Uttar Pradesh.

india Updated: Feb 22, 2012 00:24 IST
Darpan Singh

If you travel often between Noida, Delhi and Gurgaon, you better use the Metro till February 28, when Noida and two other Assembly seats in Gautam Buddh Nagar district go to polls in the sixth phase of the ongoing elections in Uttar Pradesh.

The police of UP, Delhi and Haryana will conduct intensive checking as part of a drive to ensure free, fair and peaceful elections.

The Noida police have already started round-the-clock vehicle checks at 11 points on the Noida-Delhi border.

Those travelling between Delhi and Gurgaon will not face any problem. Gautam Buddh Nagar district (Noida and Greater Noida) shares borders with Delhi and Haryana. Jewar assembly seat, which shares border with Haryana and Noida, is integrated with Delhi for all practical purposes.

Deputy inspector general (DIG) of police Jyoti Narayan has instructed officials to see to it that the porous border should not be used for smuggling of liquor to influence voters.

In Noida, the Sector 39 police station area has one, Sector 20 police station has seven and Sector 24 police station has three entry points to Delhi. Apart from these checks, jawans of the central para-military forces will also be deployed and these locations will be sealed two days before polling.

About 50,000 people travel between Noida and Delhi daily. Eighty per cent of the city traffic falls along the Noida-Delhi corridors.

Higher volumes enter the city in morning hours, whereas in evening hours traffic leaving the city increases.

Personal vehicles (i.e. cars and two-wheelers) have a significant share (40 to 50%) in the traffic volume.

A large number of people travel to Gurgaon too.

People going to Delhi and Gurgaon from Noida use several routes such as Okhla Barrage, Gol Chakkar, Taksal, Sector 7, Vasundhara Enclave, Videocon, DND Flyway, Kalindi Kunj, Chilla, Haridarshan Chowki and Jhundpura.

“Two days before polling, all inter-state borders will be sealed to prevent movement of anti-social elements. We have stepped up vigil along the border and are keeping an eye on the movement of people and vehicles to foil infiltration,” said a senior police official.