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Traffic at key Noida intersection hit by sewer work

Jan 29, 2024 06:48 AM IST

Traffic on Maharaja Agrasen Road in Noida was affected on Sunday morning as sewer pipelines were being laid at Sector 19/27 Chowk. Commuters complained of slow movement on the road, but police said there were no major snarls. Signages were put up to inform commuters to use alternative routes. The diversion is expected to be removed by Monday morning.

Traffic movement on the Maharaja Agrasen Road was affected on Sunday morning for half the carriageway was blocked as the Noida Authority was laying sewer pipelines at Sector 19/27 Chowk. While police said that there was no major traffic snarls, commuters complained of slow traffic movement on the arterial road.

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Signages were put up early in the morning informing commuters to use alternative routes as work started at 7 am, officials aware of the matter said.

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“Vehicular movement was less as it was a Sunday, so there were no traffic jams,” said deputy commissioner of police (traffic) Anil Yadav.

Daily commuters, however, said that since it’s a busy road, an information about such routine work should have been given in advance.

“There are many people who use this road regularly and the alternative routes pass through congested, old residential sectors,” said Rajesh Singh, a shop owner and commuter, who uses the road regularly.

The officials should have made prior announcement when such work is carried out, so that people can plan accordingly, he added.

About four metres wide hole was dug up to lay the new pipelines.

Traffic officials said that the diversion will be removed by Monday morning.

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