Noida: Several deadlines have passed but the residents of Noida are still waiting for the opening of underpass at Sector 71. The construction of this underpass was expected to be over by August 31 and it was anticipated that the underpass would be available for public use by September 15. This deadline was further extended till the end of October.
The underpass will ease the traffic flow from Wave City Centre metro station to Greater Noida West. It will also be very beneficial for the residents of the sectors 51, 52, 61, 7X sectors, and Greater Noida West. Residents and commuters shared that due to air pollution may be the construction work will stop and the opening date of the underpass will extend to another date.
Rajesh Sahay, General Secretary of Noida Federation of Apartments Owners Associations (NOFAA) said, “Maybe due to air pollution, the construction work will stop and the date will extend again. People have been waiting for the completion of Noida 71 Sector underpass since March 2021. We failed to meet the last three deadlines. This will again extend the opening date of the above underpass. Every extension means an escalation of cost.”
Nisha Rai, General Secretary of Noida Federation of Apartments Owners Associations (NOFAA), Zone 2 said, “Residents of Sector 50 -7x and 100, commuting from this route are eagerly waiting for this underpass to open as festivals are around and traffic jams are an everyday nuisance. It has to be open as soon as possible. The date might extend because of air pollution.”
Ashish Ranjan, a resident of Greater Noida West who travels to Delhi for his job, said, “The underpass at Sector 71 in Noida will be helpful for the commuters of Greater Noida West, especially those who commute to Noida regularly. It's been a long time since the underpass was under construction. People have to take alternate routes to reach Noida. With the underpass, the commuters would be able to easily move towards Noida City Centre Metro station and then move wherever they need in Noida.”
Puneet, a resident of Noida Sector 76 said, “Sector 71 underpass is very important, not only for the Noida Extension but also for the residents of Sector 121. It will also ease the traffic of sectors 51, 52 and 7X. It will also help the people who commute to Delhi. This is a straight route that would lead to the elevated road which finishes at Sector 18.”