Noida: Roads in Greater Noida are becoming parking lots because of the lack of enforcement by the Noida traffic police. Although places are available for car parking, many people in Noida still choose to leave their cars on the streets. As a result, people are having a lot of problems due to traffic congestion at several places. The authorities and traffic police are doing nothing about it.
It's important to note that the population is growing in Greater Noida and so does the number of cars there. There aren't enough parking spots in many places, and where there are parking spots, the problem of traffic jam can be seen there. Chaotic scenes can be witnessed at Greater Noida's Alpha Commercial Belt, Jagat Farm Market, and Alpha Two sectors, where the roads are completely turned into parking lots at times. People park their vehicles randomly, which narrows the road, makes moving difficult for other vehicles, and wastes a lot of time traveling a short distance.
In Greater Noida's Alpha Commercial Belt, there are many banks, business schools, coaching centers, and restaurants. There is enough space for cars to park, and you can park for free near the metro station. However, most cars on the commercial strip are on the road. Traffic congestion is there all day because cars are parked on the roads between the service road and the metro corridor. At Jagat Farm Market too, cars are parked on the highways. As a result, the problem of traffic jam has become worse. Street vendors have also encroached on parking spaces at Alpha 2 Market.
‘Metro parking’ is accessible in three locations throughout the city. Parichowk, the Alpha Commercial Belt, and the Delta Metro Station are all part of this. Only at Delta Metro station, there’s a parking fee. The parking fee is Rs 15 for the first six hours, Rs 25 for twenty-four hours, and Rs 12 for two-wheelers. The price for four-wheelers is Rs 25 for six hours and Rs 50 for twelve hours.
Sankalp Ranjan, a college student at the KCC Institute, said, “This is something that I’m encountering on a regular basis during the afternoon whenever I board the bus from Pari Chowk.”
Shweta Mishra, another student at GL Bajaj College in Knowledge Park 3, stated, “Jagat Farm is one of the busiest areas during office and college hours.” The route gets clogged, especially the service lane, as locals and students rush through on motorcycles and cars from that area.