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Noida: Sector 137 residents still awaiting traffic signal

The Noida authority on May 17 had assured the aggrieved residents of Exotica Fresco in Sector 137 that traffic lights would be installed within two months at the intersection.

noida Updated: Aug 02, 2017 22:44 IST
Sohil Sehran
The residents were also told by the Noida authority that a joint inspection, by the departments concerned, has been carried out for the purpose. However, residents maintained that they never saw any official visiting the area or any work being done on the spot.
The residents were also told by the Noida authority that a joint inspection, by the departments concerned, has been carried out for the purpose. However, residents maintained that they never saw any official visiting the area or any work being done on the spot. (Virendra Singh Gosain/HT FILE PHOTO)

Despite the authority’s assurances that a traffic signal would be installed at the intersection near Panchsheel Balak Inter College within two months, residents of Sector 137 are yet to see any execution on the ground. Residents said that their repeated pleas to the officials have borne no fruit.

The Noida authority on May 17 had assured the aggrieved residents of Exotica Fresco in Sector 137 that traffic lights would be installed within two months at the intersection.

The residents were also told by the Noida authority that a joint inspection, by the departments concerned, has been carried out for the purpose. However, residents maintained that they never saw any official visiting the area or any work being done on the spot.

“After two months, when I again contacted the Noida authority after sending a letter as a reminder, I was told that it would take another month. In the third week of July, two people received serious injuries as a bike coming from Sector 137 collided with a speeding car,” said Pramod Singh Taragi, a resident.

As many as 20,000 residents live in the societies of Sector 137 that includes Purvanchal Royal Park, Gulshan Vivante, Exotica Fresco, Ajnara Daffodil, Blossom County, Paras Tierea, Supertech Ecociti and Paramount Floraville.

Residents have been demanding a traffic signal at the intersection near the Panchsheel Balak Inter College for more than a year. The intersection is situated on the service road leading to Greater Noida and runs parallel to the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway.

“Apart from a traffic signal, Noida authority has also failed to repair around 300 metres of the stretch from Panchseel Balak Inter College to the intersection. It is lying closed and commuters have only a single carriageway, on which vehicles also come from Greater Noida. It is dangerous as vehicles coming from Greater Noida are generally speeding. Two weeks ago, the officials also closed a stretch near the Advant Tower,” said Jeevan Lal, a resident of Paramount Floraville.

Member of legislative assembly from Noida, Pankaj Singh, had also tweeted, “Our office has spoken to the officer concerned about the absence of traffic signal in Sec-137.”

Residents said that lives are at a risk in the absence of a traffic signal, as they are forced to navigate the intersection amid movement of speeding vehicles from all directions.

Despite repeated attempts, RP Singh, project engineer (electrical and maintenance-II) of Noida authority, was not available for comment.