Noida: Potholes, absence of cops leads to snarls on Road No 6
The situation worsens during peak hour and commuters sometimes get stuck on the route for more than half an hour.Usually, it takes a commuter 10-15 minutes to reach the national highway from the Sector 61 intersection.Updated: Jul 28, 2017 21:27 IST
Battered roads and absence of traffic police personnel on Road No 6 from the Sector 61 intersection to National Highway 24 are leading to long snarls, causing inconvenience to commuters.
The situation worsens during peak hour and commuters sometimes get stuck on the route for more than half an hour.Usually, it takes a commuter 10-15 minutes to reach the national highway from the Sector 61 intersection.
Daily goers said that congestion is caused because of craters and potholes on the road, encroachments and absence of traffic police personnel, as the road width has been narrowed from Sector 71 to Sector 61 due to ongoing metro construction. Roadside kiosks and parking of vehicles on the road add to commuters’ woes.
Anvit Srivastava of Sector 71 said, “The potholes slow the movement of vehicles. Everyone is in a rush to prevent their vehicle from wear and tear and also save themselves from an accident. As it is monsoon, it is difficult to anticipate the depth of potholes; commuters have to negotiate the route carefully and avoid the potholes. The road is not wide enough to allow passage of two or three vehicles at a time. All these factors compound the problem.”
Srivastava, who has been regularly writing to the Noida traffic police, also said that there are two U-turns on the road and the absence of police throws traffic out of gear.
Commuters said that the road was repaired two months ago, but it has eroded with rainfall over the last few weeks. The Noida authority has not taken cognizance of the problem, they said.
“Senior officials should visit the spot and see the condition of the road. This shows the negligence of those who hastily executed the work. This kind of work should be questioned,” Ashutosh Mitra of block B in Shatabdi Rail Vihar in Sector 62 said.
Traffic inspector Layak Singh said that the department is reeling from staff shortage and it is not possible to deploy personnel at all spots.
“We have few personnel to regulate traffic in the city. We are taking steps to remove the encroachments from the road and fine those who are parking vehicles haphazardly. In the recent past, we impounded more than 100 autorickshaws on this stretch,” he said.
First Published: Jul 28, 2017 21:27 IST