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Authority expedites work on widening of service lanes along expressway

noida Updated: Sep 25, 2013 01:37 IST
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The Noida authority on Tuesday said that it had expedited work on four service lanes that connect to the 23-km Noida-Greater Noida Expressway.

The authority has also issued notices to various schools, IT firms, BPOs and other institutions which allow parking of vehicles on the service lanes, disrupting the normal traffic movement.

Service lanes near sectors 125, 126 and 127, the hub of IT and BPO firms remain jam-packed due to vehicles parked in front of commercial premises.

The high-speed link, which also connects the city to Delhi and other parts of NCR towns, witnesses massive snarls during peak hours.

"Commuters going to and from various sectors have to take the expressway as service roads are closed at several points. As a result, the expressway gets clogged. If the service lanes on both sides become functional, local commuters will not use the stretch, reducing chaos," said Manoj Kumar Rai, officer on special duty (OSD), Noida authority.

According to authority officials, the widening of service lanes will be completed in the next 12 months.

"The widening work on one service lane is complete. Work is underway on another service road which connects about 36 sectors to the expressway. Noida authority chief executive officer has directed all officers concerned to complete the project at the earliest," the OSD said.

About 40 per cent of the service lane widening work is yet to be completed due to land disputes between the authority and farmers, said an authority official.

"All disputes will be resolved so that the service lanes are widened at the earliest," said another authority official.

The authority has also approved Rs 43 crore to put in place an intelligent traffic management system on the expressway. It aims at managing traffic effectively on the stretch.

On an average, about two-three accidents cases are reported on the stretch every week.