Following a proposal sent by the traffic police for painting zebra crossings and setting up signage at major intersections, the Noida authority is expected to execute it in one month. The aim is to reduce traffic congestion, officials said.
According to traffic officials, intersections in Noida do not have zebra crossings, due to which people have to navigate their way among heavy traffic. The practice poses risk to the lives of pedestrians and also hinders traffic flow, said officials.
The traffic police discussed the plan with Noida authority chairman, Alok Sinha, on Saturday, in a meeting called by the chairman of the Noida authority. Sinha assured that necessary steps would be taken at the earliest to make the city congestion-free.
Traffic police have identified ten major intersections, including Sector 71, Sector 57, Sector 12-22, Noida Stadium Chowk, Rajnigandha Chowk, Sector 1 Indian Oil Chowk and Atta Chowk, for the project.
Senior superintendent of police, (traffic), Prabal Pratap Singh, said, “The chairman of the Noida authority reviewed the traffic scenario and we put forward our proposal to ensure smooth traffic flow. Our focus is on painting zebra crossings and setting up signage to help pedestrians navigate crossings easily.”
The Noida authority chairman also directed the police to ensure that intersections, where traffic from all directions merges, should be manned throughout the day. Several bottlenecks were identified in this regard.
Singh said the police recently carried out a drive at intersections to create awareness among commuters. Temporary lines were painted to make commuters understand that the vehicles should be stopped before a zebra crossing. The drive started on April 22 on the directions of Uttar Pradesh police chief and will end on April 30.
Singh said that setting up signage will ensure smooth traffic flow of traffic and also that commuters get used to following the traffic norms. Traffic police personnel have also been directed to remain on alert at intersections during the rush hour and get the traffic lights functional and streamlined at the earliest.