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Noida: Service road encroached upon near Mamura, commuters hassled

Residents said the encroachments are the main reason for the snarls on the main road from Sector 61 intersection to Sector 66 traffic light.

noida Updated: Aug 08, 2017 22:05 IST
Sohil Sehran
The roads is lined with car workshops and the mechanics are often seen repairing vehicles parked even outside the service road, causing congestion on the main road as well.
The roads is lined with car workshops and the mechanics are often seen repairing vehicles parked even outside the service road, causing congestion on the main road as well. (Sunil Ghosh /HT Photo)

Commuters have demanded the removal of encroachments on a kilometre long service road from Sector 61 intersection to Sector 66 traffic signal along Mamura village that has been causing traffic congestion on the stretch.

Residents of Sector 66 said commuters passing through the stretch face a lot of difficulty while coming out of the colony or entering it as the service road has been encroached upon by automobile workshop owners, who get cars parked on the road for repair.

“We requested the police and the Noida authority to get the service road cleared of encroachments, so that commuters and pedestrians have some relief from congestion. But no action has been taken and these shop owners are continuing their business on the service road,” said Nagendera Gupta, a resident of Sector 66.

The roads is lined with car workshops and the mechanics are often seen repairing vehicles parked even outside the service road, causing congestion on the main road as well.

Residents said the encroachments are the main reason for the snarls on the main road from Sector 61 intersection to Sector 66 traffic light.

Once the road is free from such encroachments, commuters will get some relief.

Superintendent of police, Arun Kumar Singh said, “The concerned police station will be directed to ensure the service road is encroachment free. Offenders will be dealt strictly.”

Another reason of congestion is the dumping of garbage along the road, which is lifted by Noida authority once in a week.

Local residents said there is a container along this service road, but garbage is always scattered even on the main road making it difficult for pedestrians and motorists.

Raghunandan Singh Yadav, senior project engineer (health), “The garbage is being lifted regularly in the morning and evening. Some people have been dumping haphazardly on the road and we will make sure it does not happen anymore.”