Commuters travelling to and from Noida have been handled to a day of chaos on the streets as traffic remained disturbed all through Thursday owing to the movement of VIPs en path to Bulandshahr, the place Prime Minister addressed a rally, and the safety checks for Republic Day.
Early morning commuters noticed heavy traffic congestion on the Chilla border in addition to the Delhi-Noida-Direct (DND) Flyway on account of Republic Day checks on the Delhi-Noida border, stated commuters.
Later within the day, movement of Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi, in addition to the governor and chief minister (CM) of Uttar Pradesh (UP), led to temporary spells of street closures alongside the Noida-Better Noida Expressway until the zero level of Yamuna Expressway, from midday. This resulted in spillover congestion on most roads in Noida and Better Noida for over two hours. The night rush hour was additionally chaotic, owing to safety checks, stated commuters.
“Travelling by the town was nightmarish right this moment. The service roads of the expressway have been choked, and automobiles have been at a standstill for no less than two hours. The same state of affairs was seen even additional within the metropolis round Sector 18 and the elevated street as everybody tried to take different routes to flee the snarls,” stated Ravi Yadav, a resident of Sector 28.
Jams have been seen from round midday until about 3pm on all main metropolis roads, stated traffic police. Commuters additionally took to social media to share images of the tailbacks on the elevated street, in direction of Sector 18 underpass, Sector 37 U-turn, Kalindi Kunj border, Labour Chowk in Harola, Pari Chowk in Better Noida and the service roads close to Sector 98 and 137 amongst others.
Traffic police stated although there was no deliberate diversion, commuters had already been suggested to make use of different routes as movement of dignitaries was anticipated on Thursday.
Noida police additionally issued an announcement on Thursday afternoon mentioning that traffic was briefly halted alongside the Noida-Better Noida Expressway and diverted to different routes to facilitate the movement of three VIPs from the Chilla and DND Flyway to Better Noida and additional forward in direction of Yamuna Expressway. Common traffic was restored quickly after, the assertion added.
“The PM, CM and governor used three totally different routes and have been travelling individually. So, the diversions needed to be made at separate occasions in separate areas. The CM and governor used DND and Chilla borders to journey from Delhi to Noida round 12.10pm. So, each routes needed to be blocked. Later the PM used DND Flyway round 12.25pm. Nonetheless, the diversions have been solely for round 10-Quarter-hour and the routes have been quickly opened to public,” stated Anil Yadav, deputy commissioner of police (traffic).
He added that whereas the diversions have been temporary, the routes the dignitaries took have been of round 70-75 kilometres every in Gautam Budh Nagar district, after which the motorcades moved in direction of Bulandshahr district by the Yamuna Expressway.
The Noida traffic police has issued orders banning the entry of heavy items automobiles on the Yamuna Expressway in addition to Noida-Better Noida Expressways from 7am on January 25 until the conclusion of the Republic Day Parade in Delhi concludes on January 26 as a result of safety causes. Important items automobiles, nonetheless, might be allowed.