The Noida police have prepared a traffic plan that envisages signal-free travel for visitors to the Formula One event scheduled at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida from October 26 to 28.
The authority will close two important cuts and remove speed breakers opposite the Delhi-Noida Road leading to the Yamuna Expressway on which the racing circuit is located.
“All cuts and U-turns will be closed for three days to ensure signal-free traffic for visitors to the event,” said an official who wished not to be named.
The move, however, has not gone down well with the residents of Sector 15A.
The closure of these cuts and removal of speed breakers will restrict the movement of people, especially residents of Sector 15A, who will not be able to cross the road due to the absence of a footover bridge (FoB).
“We won’t let the authority close this cut. Travelling in our area and going to Delhi will become difficult,” said Anant Shukla, former secretary of the Sector 15A residents’ welfare association.
The residents of other sectors will also face inconvenience on the last day of the F1 action.
“The Dadri-Surajpur-Chhalera (DSC) Road will be made an alternative route on the last day. Cuts and U-turns on this road will be closed for a day. If the Noida Expressway at Kalindi Kunj and Mahamaya Flyover witness traffic snarls on the last day of the event, traffic will be diverted to DSC Road. Visitors can enter Delhi through the DSC route easily,” said RS Yadav, senior engineer.
Visitors returning to Delhi from last year’s event had complained of traffic jams spanning 2-3km.