In a bid to tackle road congestion around Noida City Centre metro station, traffic police have asked the Noida Authority to divide the service road in front of Logix City Centre Mall into two parts.
According to officials, the partition of 10-metre wide service road into two parts can ensure a separate entry towards mall and autos can get in line to ferry passengers on the other side.
As the problem is perennial because of road engineering, leading to chaos and congestion, officials expect that road partition will prevent auto divers and other commuters from parking their vehicles haphazardly.
“From the metro station up to Surbhi Hospital, we have many bottlenecks. As the stretch is not of normal length with respect to width, the pattern gives accessibility to encroachment also,” said traffic inspector Layak Singh, who manages the traffic.
The Noida Authority has been asked to review the engineering of the roads and make specific changes in a recently held meeting. As long as the proposal is not given sanction, various signage of ‘no parking’ would be installed.
Three cops will remain on duty on this stretch in shifts to regulate the traffic strictly, officials said.
The other side of the station gets congested because the traffic coming from Sector 71 and Sector 49 merges near the metro station and it aggravates due to wrong parking of autos and cabs.
“We will not allow any vehicle to get stranded on the carriageway. A person would be allowed to drop or pick a passenger only on the service road. On this side also, cops will regulate it,” Singh said, adding that cops are trained to man the traffic on this road.
“We will hold a road safety awareness camp for auto drivers again to adhere to guidelines. It is better to educate them by giving demonstrations again and help us in making the city congestion-free. Next process would be impounding vehicles,” Singh said.
To streamline the flow of traffic, cops earlier in March conducted a drive against traffic violations across the city. As many as 2,500 autos around Noida City Centre metro station were imposed fines for blocking the main carriageway.
Cops will continue to man the Noida City Centre metro station. Moreover, vendors who have encroached upon the road will also be removed.