The newly constructed bridge starting near Sahyog Apartments and Hindustan Times Apartments — connecting the area with Noida Link Road — has now become a source of worry for the residents.
Absence of traffic signs, such as Drive Slow, School Ahead, increasing encroachment on both the sides of the road leading to the bridge and intensifying traffic have all come together to make the area accident prone.
The newly constructed bridge connecting Mayur Vihar Phase I to Noida Link Road
Residents of cooperative group housing societies (CGHS) spoke to City Spidey about their concerns. They said that that day is not far when the road to the bridge would be taken over entirely by rickshaw-pullers, e-rickshaws and metro feeder buses. The situation, they added, has been worsened by vendor encroachment on both sides.
To draw attention to the issue and demand action, the residents have written to Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, also the area MLA.
GL Gupta, a resident of Sahyog Apartments, said, “The entire stretch from the bridge to Ahlcon Public School has been illegally encroached upon by hawkers, leading to heavy traffic jams.”
Apart from the five CGHS — Sahyog, Hindustan Times, Anandlok, Supreme Enclave and Fine Apartments — there are three schools in the area as well.
Rishi Kant, a resident of Fine Apartments, said, “Signboards are necessary here, as over 250 schoolchildren cross the road every day.”
Dinesh Pal Singh, a resident of Supreme Enclave, added, “True, the bridge has increased connectivity to Noida and Delhi for us, but traffic on this road has increased manifold. The government must look into the safety issues, as there are schools in the area.”