Noida chief calls meeting to resolve traffic woes
Officials said that the authority is aiming to streamline vehicular movement across the city and reduce congestion on roads.noida Updated: Nov 02, 2017 22:28 IST
The chief executive officer of the Noida authority has called a meeting of traffic police, transport department and representatives of residents on November 4 to discuss traffic issues.
Officials said that the authority is aiming to streamline vehicular movement across the city and reduce congestion on roads.
The meeting is aimed at providing long-term relief to lakhs of commuters who get stuck in long traffic snarls. On the directions of the industrial development department on October 18, Noida authority CEO Alok Tandon constituted a committee of officials to look into traffic-related problems and give suggestions to redress the issues.
According to officials, the committee has been given three weeks to submit its report, which will also be taken into consideration and acted upon. In the report, the committee will also provide details of encroachments of Noida roads, which is a major reason for blocking a part of the main carriageway.
The issue will be deliberated upon and the best way to clear encroachments will be discussed, officials said.
Apart from senior officials of the Noida authority, the senior superintendent of police, Gautam Budh Nagar; superintendent of police (traffic), assistant regional transport officer, president of the confederation of the NCR residents’ welfare associations, who have been meeting the Noida authority officials with complaints and suggestions, will attend the meeting.
The committee members have been also told to come up with short term and long term suggestions to resolve Noida’s traffic issues.
On a daily basis, around 5 lakh vehicles travel between Noida and Delhi via three major routes — Delhi-Noida-Delhi Flyway, Delhi-Noida Link Road and Kalindi Kunj.
Officials will also work on creating awareness among the people about road safety.
In October, as many as 14 major traffic jams were witnessed on the roads linking Delhi and Noida due to 14 instances of accidents and breakdown of vehicles. Officials said that nine of these incidents had taken place during the morning rush hour and the five during the evening rush hour.
Officials said that intersections are also congested on all sides as cab drivers and autorickshaw drivers park their vehicles on the roads and wait for passengers. At some locations, roadside vendors and hawkers also add to the problem.
Senior superintendent of police, Gautam Budh Nagar, Love Kumar, said, “It is an important meeting that will go a long way in resolving traffic issues in the district.”
First Published: Nov 02, 2017 22:28 IST