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Traffic police clampdown on illegal parking in Noida

In a bid to decongest the city roads, the Noida traffic police has started a drive against those parking vehicles haphazardly on roads and obstructing traffic movement. The drive began on Wednesday from Logix Mall to Sector 18, during which five shared autos were seized and 42 vehicles, including three motorbikes and 39 cars, were towed by the police team to its storage area at the Botanic Garden.

noida Updated: Mar 23, 2017 22:56 IST
Sohil Sehran
On the second day of the drive against illegal parking, the police also penalised drivers of 52 autos for blocking the main carriageway near Noida City Centre Metro station. As many as 32 cars were also towed from the vicinity of the metro station.
On the second day of the drive against illegal parking, the police also penalised drivers of 52 autos for blocking the main carriageway near Noida City Centre Metro station. As many as 32 cars were also towed from the vicinity of the metro station.

In a bid to decongest the city roads, the Noida traffic police has started a drive against those parking vehicles haphazardly on roads and obstructing traffic movement.

The drive began on Wednesday from Logix Mall to Sector 18, during which five shared autos were seized and 42 vehicles, including three motorbikes and 39 cars, were towed by the police team to its storage area at the Botanic Garden.

Besides, fifty commuters were penalised for not having a driving licence and requisite documents on them. The drive has been initiated to ensure smooth traffic movement on the main carriageways throughout the day, officials said.

Officials said that the drive will remain in force for a month across Noida and Greater Noida till smooth flow of traffic is ensured. Of its six cranes, traffic police have pressed three cranes into service to tow the cars that are illegally parked across the city.

On the second day of the drive against illegal parking, the police also penalised drivers of 52 autos for blocking the main carriageway near Noida City Centre Metro station. As many as 32 cars were also towed from the vicinity of the metro station. Moreover, 73 challans were stuck on cars at different locations, majorly on Dadri-Surajpur-Chhalera and Sector 29, for traffic violations. The challans were stuck on cars as the owners were not found in the vicinity.

The superintendent of police (traffic), Prabal Pratap Singh, said, “There is already construction work going on for the metro line near Noida City Centre, causing traffic congestion. The haphazard and illegal parking completely halts vehicular movement, especially during the peak hour. It (illegal parking) compounds the problem.”

Following the drive against illegal parking, the personnel are stationed at non-functional traffic signals to take swift action against those jumping signals and to ensure smooth vehicular flow, a traffic official said.

Singh said that stringent action will mobilise the public to adhere to traffic norms. Earlier, the police personnel were on election duty and there were problems in streamlining the traffic on roads.

“Now, we have deployed personnel at every major intersection. Their duty is to ensure that the traffic keeps moving. We have also started imposing fine on those who jump traffic signals. Day by day, we are trying to bring a change in the system,” Singh said.

The complaints registered with the traffic police on its Twitter account are also being monitored. Traffic police are taking a cue from the Twitter handle and subsequently making the plan for conducting the drive, an official said.