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Authority revives six-year-old traffic park project

noida Updated: Apr 03, 2013 15:10 IST
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In a bid to inculcate traffic sense among the public, the Noida authority has decided to revive a six-year-old project to construct a traffic park on five acres of land in Sector 108.

The park would be a platform for the authority to hold meetings and organise workshops on safe driving.

The proposed traffic park will also have entertainment facilities like amusement park for children who will be taught about traffic rules and driving in a fun manner.

The park is expected to be completed within the next one year.

"The detailed project report (DPR) of the park project is completed. We are about to select an agency which will begin the work in May after completing all the required official procedures. The project will be delivered in a year's time after beginning of the work," said a senior authority official, requesting anonymity.

During the previous Samajwadi Party (SP) regime in 2007, the Noida authority had conceived and launched this project in Sector 57. But when the Bahujan Samaj party (BSP) came to power, it first relocated the park to Sector 105 and then dumped the project.

Now, the authority has again revived the project, claiming that it would play an important role in improving traffic management.

As per the plan, the park would have models of battery-operated cars, motorbikes, flyovers, underpasses and traffic signals so that people, especially children, can get to learn about traffic rules.

"New driving licence seekers also will undergo driving tests at this park. A separate section for driving tests would be constructed in campus of this park. The park would also have residential facility for some government officials," added the official.

The Noida authority has been taking various measures to streamline traffic management, right from undertaking widening of roads, constructing underpasses, making crossings signal-free and widening small bridges across drains.