Residents demand U-turn for direct access to Noida Sector 76
Residents demanded the intervention of the Noida traffic police into the situation. Residents have appealed to the police to open a U-turn near the under-construction metro station, which will provide an easy passage to commuters driving towards the Sector 71 intersection.Updated: Jul 19, 2017 22:49 IST
Residents of sectors 76 and 78 are facing a major inconvenience in the absence of a U-turn opposite to the entry roads to their sector, which is resulting in wrong-side driving. Residents are apprehensive about the situation and said that this practice is risky.
Residents demanded the intervention of the Noida traffic police into the situation. Residents have appealed to the police to open a U-turn near the under-construction metro station, which will provide an easy passage to commuters driving towards the Sector 71 intersection.
At present, commuters have to travel for one kilometre to enter/exit sectors 76 and 78. However, commuters are mostly seen driving on the wrong side of the road to move to the other side of the road through an exit, which has the presence of a non-functional traffic signal.
Residents also claimed that the situation is dangerous as vehicles move at high speeds.
“Many a time, vehicles have collided here and it has caused losses to both the parties. Opposite the Sector 78 road, the road divider is covered due to the ongoing metro work. If a portion is opened, it will help make the commute smooth,” Sanchit Tewari, of Amrapali Princely Estate, said.
During the peak hours, both sides of the road between Sector 71 and Bhangel are faced with snarls regularly. Residents also claimed that the situation will be automatically resolved once commuters going towards Sector 71 are granted direct access to Sector 76 with the creation of a U-turn.
Deepak Aggarwal, a commuter, said that the flow of vehicles from sectors 76 and 78 hamper the movement of vehicles going towards Banghel as the traffic gets merged and results in a bottleneck. “The congestion is reduced only by manually regulating the traffic by the commuters,” he said.
Traffic inspector Layak Singh said that the department is aware of the problem and is mulling over suitable alternatives for the convenience of residents.
“The matter will be taken up with the authorities concerned and appropriate action will be taken. Until the problem is resolved, only the long detour is safe,” Layak Singh said.
First Published: Jul 19, 2017 22:49 IST