Ghaziabad: The festive season is almost here and the markets are flooded with people causing a spike in traffic. Ghaziabad Traffic Police has made some temporary parking spots in the parks near markets. Nehru Yuva Kendra at Ambedkar Road and Ramlila Maidan at Kavi Nagar are two major parking spots recently opened considering the traffic in the festival seasons.
Traffic Police has made a diversion plan to control traffic in the city. Heavy Vehicles like trucks and buses will not be allowed to pass through the city. This diversion plan will help in controlling traffic of GT Road’s Ghantaghar, Thakurdwara flyover, New Bus stand, Ambedkar road and Meerut Teeraha.
The main markets in Ghaziabad city such as Turab Nagar, Ambedkar Road market, Ghantaghar, Chaupal Bazar, Navyug market, Keerana Mandi, Ramte ram road, Gol market, Delhi Gate, Dasna Gate, Bazariya and Keertan wali gali are crowded almost throughout the day and the traffic diversion rule will making shopping at these markets hassle free.
CitySpidey talked to Manoj Kumar Singh, a Traffic Police official posted on the Lal Kuan crossroad. He said, "Diversion rule is in action since Friday’s morning. Heavy vehicles coming from Lal Kuan will not enter the city. They will go through Sajan Mod, Loha Mandi Chowk, Vivekanand Nagar, ROB, Hapur Chungi and ALT road. Vehicles coming from Seemapur and Mohan Nagar will go through Hindon River and Rotary Golchakkar. Autos are allowed only to go through Thakurdwara flyover between Mohan Nagar and Lal kuan.” He further added ,“This diversion is applicable till November 7.”
However, when CitySpidey talked to Sanoj Pandey, a shop owner at Lal Kuan, he said, “The effect of diversion rule is zero. Heavy vehicles are still getting passed through the city.”
A local resident of Thakurdwara said, “Auto rickshaws are still going from the road below flyover. Traffic police is unable to bring the Traffic diversion plan on ground properly”.