Noida factory owners want two-way traffic flow on Udyog Marg
Traffic movement is allowed from Sector 1 crossing towards Sector 11 Jhundpura T-junction. On either side of the road, there are many factories in the Phase-1 industrial area of Noida.noida Updated: Apr 25, 2017 22:37 IST
The federation of Noida Industries (FNI) has appealed to officials to do away with the one-way traffic flow on Udyog Marg, as those working in industrial sectors that fall along the road are facing problems every day.
They said that the plan has not been helpful in streamlining traffic flow and urged officials to restore two-way traffic flow.
Traffic movement is allowed from Sector 1 crossing towards Sector 11 Jhundpura T-junction. On either side of the road, there are many factories in the Phase-1 industrial area of Noida.
“It is a complete failure. There are several linking roads in between. Due to the one-way system, commuters drive on the wrong side and on seeing police ahead, they take a U-turn or move into the nearby internal road. Industries are facing problems because of this,” said Tarun Bhardwaj, a member of FNI, who has a factory in Sector 10.
“A better option for ensuring smooth flow of traffic would be to regulate the traffic at crossings in Sector 1, Jhundpura and Sector 8. More traffic police personnel should be deployed on the spot. This will resolve the problem,” Himanshu Mehta, who runs a car accessories unit in Sector 8, said.
“The road between sectors 5 and 8 should be cleared of encroachments and smooth traffic flow ensured. Frequent traffic jams are witnessed on this stretch due to the prevailing arrangement,” Bhardwaj said.
“Other traffic bottlenecks are in Sector 10 and Sector 21 T-junction. On one side of the road are industrial sectors and on the other, residential ones. Entering industrial sectors has become a problem due to the one-way,” Tarun Aneja of Noida Offset Printers Association in Sector 10, said.
FNI raised issues in Greater Noida as well. “In 2009, the Greater Noida authority had floated a residential scheme but the land was returned to farmers on the orders of the Allahabad high court. The authority had executed the sale agreement and registration of flats too. We have demanded that authority refunds the amount spent by allottees on stamp duty. It was the authority’s fault, so the authority should pay this amount along with the refund of the deposit and interest,” said Bhardwaj.
SP (Traffic) Prabal Pratap Singh said, “I am strengthening the implementation of one way traffic plan on Udyog Marg. Around 2,000 challans have been issued so far for violation of one-way plan on the road. I will talk to the authority officers and request for more home guards and also plan to block some sector roads on either side that connect to Udyog Marg.”