Noida: Barricades on DND Flyway to streamline traffic from Delhi
The barricades were put in place to avoid slowing traffic movement on the cloverleaf. Officials said that traffic jams are frequent here and they decided to set up barricades following the jam witnessed during Tuesday’s rain.noida Updated: Aug 03, 2017 22:44 IST
To streamline traffic movement from Delhi to Noida and Greater Noida on the Delhi-Noida-Direct Flyway, traffic police have installed barricades around 300 metres after the toll plaza near the third loop that leads to Greater Noida.
The barricades were put in place to avoid slowing traffic movement on the cloverleaf. Officials said that traffic jams are frequent here and they decided to set up barricades following the jam witnessed during Tuesday’s rain.
“We installed barricades because the stretch is narrow. During the peak hour, traffic slows down on the cloverleaf that goes towards Greater Noida. Commuters would try to accommodate their vehicles and get stuck. Those heading towards Rajnigandha Chowk barely had any space to commute,” Layak Singh, traffic inspector, said.
He said that the barricades will ensure that there is no spill of vehicles from the lanes to the cloverleaf. “The stretch has four lanes. There is no chance of overtaking now and those heading towards Rajnigandha Chowk will have a smooth passage. Moreover, traffic flow on the cloverleaf between Sector 15A and Film City, which facilitates movement of vehicles towards Greater Noida, will also be streamlined.”
The police said that the barricades are a permanent measure and will ensure they are not damaged. In addition to it, two lanes of the toll plaza have also been closed by traffic police to reduce the volume of traffic passing through the toll structure. This has narrowed the movement of vehicles from the (non-functional) toll plaza to the Film City road at two spots, instead of causing a bottleneck at the cloverleaf leading to the Film City.
“At the toll plaza, three lanes each are open for entry and exit, while two lanes each are closed. This has been done to ensure the vehicles do not get caught in the bottleneck near the cloverleaf. Thousands of vehicles enter Noida through the DND Flyway during peak hours,” Singh said.
The traffic police are also conducting a survey of bottlenecks near the entry and exit points of Noida.
Daily commuters from Delhi who were facing the congestion on a regular basis praised traffic police for its decision to bifurcate the road with barricades.
Amir Sharif of Sector 17 said, “Barricades have made the drive smoother for us, whether we are travelling towards Noida or Greater Noida. Earlier, commuters would change lanes abruptly to overtake those in front.”
On Thursday evening, the stretch also witnessed snarls and marshals were deployed on the spot.
Singh said,“The snarls took place because we noticed commuters were overtaking and not driving in the lane. When they see that the road is barricaded, they don’t have any option to move in an orderly fashion. Over a period of time, they will learn to drive with discipline.”