SPIDEY BUZZ

March 11: The buzz in Noida and Gurgaon

Posted: Mar 11, 2016
By K Rasheeduddin

Here are City Spidey's top five picks from Noida and Gurgaon:

Hop on to AC comfort: With the summer round the corner, the thought of enduring sweltering heat must be unnerving most commuters in Noida and Greater Noida. But this time around, as UP chief secretary Alok Ranjan directed Noida to launch air-conditioned city bus service by June, they may hope to get a respite.

Take your seat, ladies: Women travelling in UP State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) buses can look forward to a more comfortable journey. Nine seats in all these buses will, henceforth, be reserved for them. The UPSRTC has issued an order to this effect to all its regional officers. As per the order three rows of seats behind the driver are to be reserved for women.

220kV tension: High-tension wires are causing concern to the residents of Kendriya Vihar housing society in Gurgaon’s Sector 56. They have complained that a 220kV double-circuit power line precariously running along the top of the society's boundary wall caused short-circuit and fire in the past.

Parking space: Residents of Udyog Vihar in Gurgaon are in for a hassle-free parking experience soon as HSIIDC is planning a makeshift parking lot in Phase V for over 2,000 vehicles. A five-acre plot has been cleared and levelled to convert into the parking lot. Earlier, parking was a nightmare in the area with limited parking space.

Jaywalkers' delight: Pedestrians causing traffic snarl is a common sight on the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway. As a proposal to install grilles hangs fire, there is no stopping these jaywalkers from office blocks near Shankar Chowk. They keep crossing the expressway from both sides of the expressway blocking the traffic to board buses and taxis.

TAGS: AC buses / UP State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) / Seats reserved for women / Parking solution / HSIIDC / Jaywalkers block traffic / Noida-Gurgaon Expressway

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