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Unusual problems, usual apathy

india Updated: Dec 16, 2009 23:56 IST
Kapil Datta

Noida's transport problem is not as grave as Ghaziabad's. But the same can't be said about Greater Noida — located 20-kilometre southeast of Noida.

Lack of public transport system forces most residents, when they travel to Delhi or are commuting within the city, to rely on their cars.

You can choose to travel by bus but the problems are obvious. Most buses run packed and run late.

Noida is relatively better placed in terms of internal transport as well as its connectivity with the Capital.

Though on a truncated route, Delhi Metro has recently started a metro service between Delhi and Noida.

The Noida Authority has spent more than Rs 30 crore on buses that run on several routes between Noida and Delhi and on 10 local routes.

Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) has also started replacing 251 Blueline buses on 31 routes with modern low-floor buses.

The residents, however, feel there is a vast scope for improvement.

“The city bus service is only available on the main roads. Hence, their utility is limited,” says Sushil Aggarwal, a Sector 14 resident and past member of the Traffic Advisory Council. “Instead of long buses, the authority should run mini buses on new routes that cut through the sectors.”