To curb the problem of traffic congestion in the city, the chairman chief executive officer (CCEO) of Noida Authority had addressed a meeting of stakeholders today.
Traffic police representatives told City Spidey that in a bid to streamline vehicular movement across the city, the CCEO has declared that a three pronged traffic policy shall be introduced shortly.
RK Mishra, additional CEO of Noida Authority said that during the meeting the specific reasons behind the growing traffic congestion like encroachments, haphazard parkings and dysfunctional traffic signals were elaborately discussed. “We have decided to construct U-turns and foot over bridges at different places to ease the traffic situation,” he added.
Mishra also said that the CCEO has ordered that all dysfunctional traffic signals should be immediately repaired.
The soon to be introduced traffic policy is three pronged because it includes objectives for the short, medium and long term.
For the short term, a major focus is incorporating 16 left turns on the main roads. Removing all encroachments from the roads, introducing a parking policy for mall and restaurants, removing trees and electric poles that are inconveniencing commuters, fixing potholes and ensuring the use of foot over bridges (by pedestrians) are essentially the short term objectives. There will be an emphasis on ensuring the use of foot over bridges near prominent locations like for instance the Botanical Garden and Expressway.
In the medium term the primary goal is to identify under construction roads that connect the main roads to the rural areas. The construction of these roads have been stalled on account of issues and protests raised by farmers. The attempt will be to resolve all these issues through a policy and start the pending construction.
According to officials of Noida Authority, the long term goals are about ensuring that traffic congestion does not occur in the three master plan roads, DSC Road and the elevated road. The construction of an elevated road on Shahdara Drain to Rajnigandha Chowk was also discussed in the meeting.