The residents of societies such as Glaxo Apartments, Lovely Apartments, Vardhaman Apartments and others have been repeatedly complaining that the T-intersection, adjacent to the Indian Oil Corporation pump, has become an accident-prone zone.
Concerned with increasing traffic snarls and minor accidents at T-intersection adjacent to the Indian Oil Corporation pump, the residents of co-operative group housing societies have demanded that the intersection be blocked immediately.
The residents of societies such as Glaxo Apartments, Lovely Apartments, Vardhaman Apartments, United India Apartments and Kirti Apartments have been repeatedly complaining that the T-intersection has become an accident-prone zone.
But the nub of the crisis lies elsewhere.
Akshay Sharma, president of Lovely Apartments, explained, “The problem surfaced after the pump set up an extra petrol machine on the side of the road, encroaching upon it. Plus, with a couple of malls at the back of the pump, another road was linked to the same stretch. Thus, traffic has grown at manifold at the intersection.”
“This is a matter of public safety — and the government must take a stand. The problem could have been solved with construction of a U-turn near River View Apartments. Commuters moving toward Delhi-Noida road could take this U-turn. Similarly, those coming from the side of the malls could make a U-turn from Delhi-Noida link road,” added Umed Singh of United India Apartments.
In fact, according to the residents, the construction on the U-turn would have started had not the high court intervened.
“Our proposal to block the T-junction was approved by the traffic department. But before the PWD could start construction on the U-turn near River View Apartments, the owner of the pump got a stay order from Delhi High Court.”
City Spidey was, however, unable to verify the claim.