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Noida: Traffic cops, marshals to be deployed at congested spots till late hours

The congested areas include Kalindi Kunj flyover, Sector 71 intersection, Noida City Centre, Sector 37 intersection and the intersection near Balak Nath temple, among others.

noida Updated: Aug 05, 2017 22:21 IST
Sohil Sehran
Sohil Sehran
Hindustan Times
Kalindi Kunj flyover,Sector 71 intersection,Noida City Centre
A snarl near Mahamaya flyover on Saturday. Police said congestion is mostly seen on roads leading to Delhi.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)

To ensure smooth flow of traffic in the late evening hours, traffic police personnel along with marshals will remain alert the main choke points in the city.

Officials said they have identified a few places in Noida, where long snarls take place daily during the evening rush hour. The presence of a police personnel or a marshal will ensure that vehicles keep moving.

The congested areas include Kalindi Kunj flyover, Sector 71 intersection, Noida City Centre, Sector 37 intersection and the intersection near Balak Nath temple, among others.

Despite the fact that traffic lights are functional in these areas, rules are often violated. Commuters jump the signal because of which congestion takes place, particularly after 6pm.

Traffic inspector Layak Singh said, “The identified spots are on the routes that lead towards Delhi and see a high volume of traffic in the evening. Recently, there were many instances of long snarls and an enhanced deployment was imperative.”

He said congestion happens mainly around Metro construction zones, where roads are narrow. Add to that the usual chaos created by vendors and haphazard parking and the traffic movement goes haywire. On Saturday, too, the traffic police removed encroachments around the Sector 37 intersection to ensure smooth traffic flow.

Barricades have been put up to demarcate bus lanes, so that the movement of other vehicles is not affected . From Sector 37 intersection, commuters take the DSC road, Kalindi Kunj and Sector 18.

Raghav Bhel, a corporate executive, said, “Police presence on road plays an important role. It keeps a check on commuters. Last week, the traffic situation in Noida was bad.”

On the clover leaf that goes towards Greater Noida, traffic police has already started deploying men since Friday. Marshals are also helping police man the traffic.

The traffic police is reeling under a shortage of staff. The police chief has written to the state government for more manpower but the government is yet to act on this.

First Published: Aug 05, 2017 22:18 IST