More lanes to be opened on Greater Noida bridge to decongest traffic

  • Vinod Rajput, Hindustan Times, Noida
  • Updated: Jul 09, 2016 23:47 IST
Two of the lanes are to be opened in August. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)

In an effort to decongest Greater Noida West’s busiest traffic intersection — Kisan Chowk — the Greater Noida authority is set to open two lanes of a widened bridge across Hindon on August 15.

The other two lanes of the widened bridge will be opened on September 15.

Last year, the authority had prepared a decongestion plan for Kisan Chowk traffic intersection. The plan included construction of slip roads around the intersection and

widening a bridge between Noida’s Parthla Khanjarpur and Kisan Chowk across Hindon river.

“We have already opened slip roads around this traffic intersection. Lanes of the widened bridge will be opened on August 15 and September 15. We hope opening the four lanes will ease traffic problems that commuters face during peak hours,” Deepak Agarwal, chief executive officer (CEO) of the Greater Noida authority, said.

Thousands of motorists from Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad pass through this intersection daily but there is congestion as the road towards Noida is narrow. During peak hours, snarls are frequent on the bridge.

“Once four lanes are opened, motorists from Greater Noida coming to Noida will take the slip road and the winded bridge to travel comfortably. Similarly, commuters from Noida going towards Ghaziabad will first take the widened bridge and then the slip road for an easy commute,” Rajiv Tyagi general manager of the Greater Noida authority said.

Two authorities — Noida and Greater Noida — have funded this bridge-widening project. However, work is being executed by the UP bridge corporation.

Greater Noida West, earlier known as Noida Extension, is a realty hub in which four lakh housing units are under construction. As per the authority estimate, around one lakh units are ready to move in. Around 10,000 homebuyers have recently shifted to these group housing complexes in Greater Noida West.

“This intersection also witnesses congestion because Ghaziabad traffic also takes this route to move towards Delhi. A decongestion plan was needed because traffic on this route will rise as the homebuyers will shift to their new home,” another Greater Noida authority official said.

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