Manic Monday in Noida: Snarls on Mahamaya flyover, DND flyway
Due to the snarls, commuters had a harrowing time reaching their destinations. Vehicles were moving at a snail’s pace for over three hours. The chock-a-block traffic led to congestion on Delhi-Noida-Direct (DND) Flyway as well.noida Updated: Oct 24, 2017 10:14 IST
A heavy jam on the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway, following the repair work on Mahamaya flyover and the breakdown of a Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) bus, had commuters idling their vehicles for hours on Monday morning.
Due to the snarls, commuters had a harrowing time reaching their destinations. Vehicles were moving at a snail’s pace for over three hours. The chock-a-block traffic led to congestion on Delhi-Noida-Direct (DND) Flyway as well.
Congestion was cleared only after traffic personnel reached the spot along with police personnel. Traffic was diverted to avoid further tailbacks. When the jam persisted, people took to social networking sites, advising others not to take the snarl-hit route.
“Delhi, DND is closed today. Massive traffic. Stay home (sic),” Anindita Chatterjee, a road user, cautioned on Twitter.
The Noida traffic police also issued advisories on its Twitter handle informing people about the routes that they needed to avoid.
Traffic inspector Layak Singh said, “Around 8am, a DTC bus had broken down in the middle of the Yamuna bridge connecting Noida with Kalindi Kunj in south Delhi. No space was left for other vehicles to pass thereby causing congestion.”
He said the two cloverleaves of Mahamaya flyover that lead towards Kalindi Kunj and the DND Flyway are being repaired. The route has become narrow as construction material has been dumped on the roadside.
The repair will continue for a week and after the jam on Monday, two personnel will be posted on the flyover to keep the traffic moving, Singh said.
Later in evening, during peak hours, a jam took place after a car overturned on the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway near Sector 148. Due to the accident, vehicles queued by a long way.
Traffic officials attributed the heavy flow of traffic on Noida-Greater Noida Expressway to people returning in large numbers to Delhi-NCR after Diwali vacations from outstation destinations. They said there were long queues at the Mathura toll plaza, which was later opened in view of the rush.