Noida: Central verge causes confusion on one-way Udyog Marg

  • Dhananjay Jha, Hindustan Times, Noida
  • Updated: Jul 19, 2016 12:58 IST
On both sides of Udyog Marg, cars, truck, bikes, autos and other vehicles can be seen parked, causing congestion. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)

The city traffic police have written to the Noida authority asking it to remove dividers from the Udyog Marg as the presence of divider continues to cause confusion among commuters.

The road was made a one-way on January 22 to decongest the stretch, which connects the main traffic from Delhi to sectors 12/22, 56, 57, 58 and others.

Signage to demark the road as one way was to be installed at all intersections on Udyog Marg between Sector 1, popularly known as Golchakkar, and Sector 11. However, the one-way signage is yet to be put up.

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The authority officials were present in the first meeting held in this regard by the district magistrate (DM) NP Singh on December 12 and two subsequent meetings held later for better traffic management on the road.

The traffic police has failed to stop commuters from using Udyog Marg for two-way movement.

“Many commuters still use this road both ways. We cannot challan them as there is no signage demarking the road as a one way and traffic signals are still working for two-way traffic,” said a traffic constable on duty.

Rajesh Prakash, additional chief executive officer (ACEO), Noida authority, who was present in all meetings on Udyog Marg, was not available for comment.

Dharmendra Singh, traffic inspector, Noida, said the objective of converting Udyog Marg into a one-way is still incomplete.

“We wish these works get done at the earliest so that it becomes easy for us to manage (traffic),” the inspector said.

On both sides of the road, cars, truck, bikes, autos and other vehicles can be seen parked, causing congestion.

“Traffic moves slowly all through the day due to unauthorized parking,” said Gajendra Singh Chauhan, a resident.

“From Sector 1 intersection to Sector 6 police post, congestion is high and has failed to serve the purpose of converting Udyog Marg into a one-way,” said Sunil Singh, a commuter.

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