The newly-opened Noida Sector 52 metro station has been giving the commuters tough luck. The pavement of the station, which is an extension of Delhi Metro’s Blue Line and is connected to the Noida Sector 51 metro station on the Aqua Line, has been encroached by the food vendors and unruly auto drivers, resulting in creating huge traffic snarls.
Besides, the auto drivers and the cabbies are not picking up or dropping their customers at the designated points and misbehaving with the other commuters when they are asked to park their vehicles properly.
The residents of the various high-rises are facing loads of problems, with some of them unable to go to the nearby CNG stations. There is no support from the traffic police too to control the chaos.
“A lot of nuisance has been created in the area. We thought that the metro will be convenient for us but now we feel it has become a big problem because the road is all jam-packed with the auto drivers and vendors. Even the autos coming from Sector 51 are plying from the wrong side putting other lives at risk,” Nisha Rai told City Spidey, a member of Noida Federation of Apartment Owners' Associations (NOFAA).
Yogesh Kumar, a resident of Ajnara society, said every day it takes minimum half an hour to cross the traffic signal.
“Traffic goes haywire during office timings. It generally takes half an hour in the morning and evening to cross that red light. It is all due to the autowallahs, who do not follow any traffic rules,” Yogesh added.
Seeing the plight, a new traffic advisory has been issued by the traffic police of Gautam Buddh Nagar. No vehicle coming from Faridabad-Noida-Ghaziabad (FNG) roundabout is being allowed to go straight to Sector 60 as now, one has to take a U-turn and then move towards that sector.