Noida: The cycling groups of Noida are demanding a dedicated cycling lane. This comes after the accident that happened on May 17, 2022, on Noida-Greater Greater Expressway.
A member of a cycling group in Noida, Rajeev Singh informed that the demand for a dedicated cycling lane is not new. The cyclists of Noida have been asking for the same for the last four years now. However, there has been no significant development in this direction. Singh says that if there would be a dedicated cycling lane, the number of accidents will significantly fall. He says, "Many people go to their office on cycle and apart from them, there are several other cyclists who go for their morning and evening rides. In the absence of a dedicated lane, it is risky to take cycles out on roads. They take a risk every time they use the main road.
Meanwhile, an advisory has been circulated by the traffic police to sensitise and make the community aware about not using Noida-Greater Noida expressway for cycling. The advisory says that cyclists, auto-rickshaw drivers, and bullock carts should not use the expressway as there is a risk to life. It says that they can use the service lanes. On the subject, DCP Traffic Ganesh Sah says that there is no permission for cyclists or auto-rickshaws to use the expressway.
On the morning of May 17, 2022, an accident happened on Noida-Greater Noida Expressway. A canter hit six cyclists from behind as a cycling group was out for a ride. Three of the six people got seriously injured while the other three escaped with minor injuries. As informed by the injured cyclists, a canter coming from Delhi hit the group from behind near Sector 94 on Expressway. In the accident, Virendra Shukla, Anshuman, Sangita, Shivani and Naveen got injured. According to incharge of Kotwali Police Station, Rajiv Kumar, the driver of the canter has been arrested.