The traffic police’s efforts to make traffic movement smooth on the Udyog Marg one-way from Sector 1 to Sector 11 have gone in vain as the entire four-km stretch has turned into a haven for unauthorised parking. Many residents claim to have complained to the traffic police about the same.
“Cars, trucks, bikes, autos and other vehicles can be seen parked on both sides of the road, leading to traffic congestion. The traffic moves slowly the entire day in the area due to unauthorised parking,” said Gajendra Singh Chauhan, a local resident who added that he had appealed to the traffic police to take action.
Udyog Marg caters to industrial areas and Noida authority offices. It was converted from a two-way to a one-way road in January this year with the purpose of easing traffic movement in the area.
However, congestion is still high on oer two kilometre stretch between Sector 15 Golchakkar (intersection) and the Sector 6 police post.
“The traffic police had said that they would not allow a single vehicle to use the road for parking and would continue to issue challans and even tow away vehicles. There is no visible impact of their tall claims at all,” said Vipin Malhan, president, Noida Entrepreneurs Association (NEA).
The traffic police had also said that it would hold chaspa challan (pasting challans on the windscreen of vehicles) drives regularly to dissuade people from unauthorised parking on Udyog Marg, Sector 18 and other roads.
Superintendent of police (traffic), Prabal Pratap Singh, said, “I will inspect Udyog Marg and take action. I have ordered my staff to show no leniency in fining offenders. They have been ordered to tow away vehicles parked on the roads. If there is any lapse, I will take action against the slackening officials.”