Now that the Delhi-Noida-Direct (DND) Flyway has been made toll-free, residents are bracing for jams at the bottleneck of T-Series intersection on the Master Plan-1 Road, just a kilometre from the end of the toll road.
The Allahabad high court had made the flyway toll-free on Wednesday. The residents fear that vehicular volume will now increase on the road turning it into an accident-prone area.
The residents said the traffic police should take adequate steps to make traffic movement safe and secure.
The DND Flyway ends near Noida-Greater Noida Expressway and the MP-1 Road starts from there and cuts into the busy Dadri Surajpur Chhallera (DSC) Road at Sector 16.
“There is an underpass at DSC Road which will be prone to accidents as vehicles from Delhi will come at full speed and reach T-Series intersection immediately. The intersection is often clogged,” said Suresh Tiwary, a resident of nearby Sector 19.
The residents also fear that rash driving may be the biggest problem on a free DND Flyway.
“I noticed at least two to three SUVs going at a high speed on the DND Flyway towards Noida. This sort of rash driving is expected and overspeeding will be a big problem,” said Pramod Kumar Verma, a resident of Sector 30.
Traffic police have deployed four personnel at the T-Series intersection and also alerted others to keep eye on overspeeding.
“I have directed to deploy adequate personnel at the T-Series intersection and also alert mobile enforcement team to check rash driving. However, we hope Noida will not have any traffic problem,” said Prabal Pratap Singh, superintendent of police (traffic), Gautam Budh Nagar.