Buses going from Noida to Greater Noida will soon be taking a detour to avoid the congested Pari Chowk. Besides, eight new traffic lights have been installed at Shashi Chowk in Noida.
The decision was taken at a meeting of senior officials of the Noida and Greater Noida Authorities, transport officers and traffic police to streamline traffic movement in the two cities.
According to officials, no buses travelling from Noida via the Noida-Greater Noida expressway will be allowed to park or pick up passengers from Pari Chowk.
“These buses will take a left turn exiting from the Galgotias College exit on the e-way,” said a senior Authority official.
“From Galgotia College, they will drive via Knowledge Park-II, III onwards to Sharda University, LG Roundabout, Jagat Farm and then reach Pari Chowk before they head to the bus depot,” he explained. “Before heading to the depot, the buses will travel via NRI City and Yamuna Expressway Authority offices,” the official said.
Officials said that the decision to change the route of the buses was taken following complaints of massive gridlocks at Pari Chowk. “The area is frequented by thousands of commuters and vehicles,” said R N Mishra, superintendent of police (traffic), GB Nagar.
“There is a constant threat of accidents due to the chaos at the roundabout,” he added.
“With this new route in place, we will be able to not only de-congest the area but also prevent road accidents besides ,” Mishra said. “The new route will soon be implemented and roadways buses informed of the change, officials said.
Meanwhile, another busy roundabout, Shashi Chowk, was under the scanner of city administrators in Noida. The Noida Authority has installed eight traffic lights and several display signboards to guide commuters at the roundabout.
“There is a constant traffic congestion at this spot, hence the decision to install the traffic signals,” said an Authority official.
“The situation has worsened because of the ongoing underpass construction work being carried out at the City Centre crossing,” he said.