The Noida authority will revamp two busy intersections – Atta Peer crossing on the road dividing Sector 17-19 and the Sector 37 intersection – both located on the road leading from Sector 15 towards Botanic Garden.
The two intersections remain choked due to heavy vehicular movement. While the intersection near Atta Peer sees heavy traffic coming from Delhi and going towards Surajpur, the junction near Sector 37 remains busy as vehicles coming from Delhi via Dadri-Surajpur-Chhalera Road and traffic running along the metro line and from the Mahamaya flyover merge at Sector 37 intersection, causing congestion during rush hours. These intersections have been selected for immediate revamp while some more busy intersections will be recast later.
“Free left cut is essentially required at these two intersections, but that is not happening at present, which causes bottlenecks near the junctions during rush hours. Estimates are being prepared and work will be allotted soon. Hopefully, the revamping work will start by the end of the month,” said AK Goel, chief maintenance engineer (CME), Circle 1, Noida authority.
The authority has received complaints from city residents about traffic bottlenecks at several intersections due to encroachments on roadsides, unauthorised parking and absence of free left cuts.
“We will revamp other intersections after completion of these two. There are some more intersections including Mamura, Sector 60, Sector 71 and others that are to be revamped later. The revamp would include free left cut or slip roads, subway construction, foot overbridges (FOBs) and road widening,” said Goel.
The Atta Peer intersection, one of the two picked for immediate revamp, gets badly clogged on the way from Sector 16 towards Kailash hospital while taking a left turn. Similarly, traffic from Kailash hospital towards Atta Peer gets clogged while taking left turn.
“The situation worsens at Sector 37 where the left cut is narrow. Slip roads for better traffic management are urgently required at these two intersections. Internal survey of traffic movement and volume was conducted earlier,” said the CME.
Additional director general of police, traffic (ADG traffic), Anil Agarwal, had last week held a meeting with the Noida police in which the issue of better traffic management at busy intersections was discussed. Senior police officials of the Meerut range had also suggested widening of intersections in December and a review was conducted last week.