After receiving numerous complaints from Noida residents about increasing traffic congestion in the city, the district administration has decided to act in coordination with the police to resolve the issue.
In a meeting held between senior police officials and district magistrate NP Singh on Friday evening, issues related to resolving traffic congestion were discussed.
“Police officers concerned must do their best to ensure that residents are not hassled by traffic. Congestion-prone spots in the district must be attended to immediately,” said Singh.
His directives seemed to have had an impact on Noida police as Police Control Room (PCR) vans were seen removing encroachments from areas such as Sector 18, Brahmputra and Ganga markets on Saturday.
Various spots in the city face traffic congestion during peak hours due to the on-going metro construction and simultaneous development projects undertaken by the Noida authority. Residents’ welfare associations (RWAs) have also approached police and district administration over the traffic jams in their colonies during peak hours.
The district administration has identified Sector 37, Labour chowk, Bhangel and other areas as congestion-prone spots.
“Spots that face traffic congestion during peak hours must be attended to by police personnel deployed there. A plan should be chalked out and the report submitted to the Noida authority and the administration so that we can find a solution to the problem,” said Singh.
He also directed Noida authority officials that traffic movement in both Noida and Greater Noida be monitored.
“If any spot or intersection in Noida or Greater Noida requires construction work to ease traffic movement, the Noida authority must prepare a report and send it to us. We can get rid of traffic congestion with the cooperation of police, administration and authority,” said the DM.
He also asked authority officials to focus on the traffic congestion at Pari chowk in Greater Noida and come up with a construction-related plan to ease traffic.