Diversion near Sector 31/25 intersection in Noida removed

  • Dhananjay Jha, Hindustan Times, Noida
  • Updated: Aug 18, 2016 23:20 IST
The traffic police have opened two new U-turns near Shopprix Mall and Kanchenjunga to streamline traffic movement. (Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)

The diversion near the sector 31/25 intersection on Master Plan-2 Road has been removed, thereby streamlining vehicular movement on the stretch. A hassle-free vehicular movement was seen on the two-way surface for the last two days.

It has almost been a year since the construction of the 4.8km elevated corridor was started on the Master Plan-2 Road, between Sector 27 and sector 60/61 intersection.

The construction work had caused traffic diversions at several important intersections, forcing commuters to take a long detour to reach their destination.

On the route from Delhi-Surajpur-Challera Road, near Sector 27, to the end point of the elevated corridor, near sector 60/61 intersection, diversions had been effected at sector 31/25 intersection, near NTPC intersection, creating a problem for commuters.

Besides, the traffic police had allowed driving on the wrong side (to and fro movement of vehicles on a two-lane road without a divider) between Kanchenjunga and sector 60/61 intersection and also on a small portion between Sector 31 and Sector 33.

“Now, all hurdles are over and there is no vehicular movement on the wrong side driving or any diversion. The surface traffic on both sides is moving without any hassle between Sector 27 and sector 60/61 intersection,” Prabal Pratap Singh, superintendent of police (SP) traffic, Noida, said.

Construction of the elevated corridor is still underway and the flyover is expected to open for traffic by the end of October.

“The girders are being installed and for that purpose, the contractor may stop traffic for few hours from time to time,” the SP said, when asked about the reason for a traffic jam on MP-2 Road early Thursday morning.

To improve traffic movement on MP-2 Road, the traffic police closed right turns at Shopprix Mall and Kanchenjunga.

“Closure of the right turns helped. Instead of the two right turns, we have created a provision for U-turns and this has further streamlined traffic movement,” Dharmendra Singh Yadav, traffic inspector Noida, said.

Complaints of traffic bottlenecks on MP-2 Road had increased over the last few weeks and the district administration and traffic police had requested the Noida authority to remove diversions and allow surface traffic.

“We had written to Noida authority to remove diversions and allow us to provide two U-turns for better traffic management,” the SP said.

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