E-way residents flag jaywalking, signage to CEO at meeting

  • | Sunday | 26th November, 2023

Noida: The Noida Authority has decided to conduct a survey to build a foot overbridge (FOB) on the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway to tackle jaywalking in Sector 135.The decision was taken at a meeting the Noida Authority CEO, Lokesh M, and other officials held with the RWA members of Sector 135. The residents of nearby sectors also attended the meet.Concerns were raised over the rising instances of accidents because of jaywalking on the expressway. Latsahab Lohia, president of the Sector 141 RWA, said, A number of residential sectors and companies have come up on both sides of the expressway. Hundreds of people cross the road every day. But in the absence of an FOB, they put their lives at risk. The bridge that is being proposed can reduce the risks of accidents and ensure smooth flow of traffic.Lokesh M then directed officials to conduct a survey and identify the area where the FOB can be constructed. We will develop an FOB once the survey report comes in, the CEO said.The residents also raised concerns about the lack of signboards on the expressway, causing confusion among commuters about which turn to take. Apart from the footbridge, issues related to sanitation, sewage and upkeep of local parks were also discussed at the meet. The residents said that in some sectors, the parks were in a dilapidated condition, with no chairs or benches for visitors or swings for children.Lokesh M directed officials to coordinate with the respective RWAs and make suitable arrangements in the parks. The residents of Sector 129 demanded a police checkpost and complained about choked sewers in their area. They also said that they faced problems of stray cattle, dogs and monkeys and sought a solution to them. We also published the following articles recentlySafai workers strike: Residents take up brooms, others meet Greater Noida CEOResidents in Greater Noida have taken matters into their own hands and started cleaning their surroundings due to an ongoing sanitation workers strike. The strike, which has been going on for almost two weeks, has resulted in garbage not being collected and filth accumulating in various sectors. In response, the Greater Noida Authority has hired private workers for garbage collection, but the services have been sporadic. Residents have also complained about mini dumpsites, pollution, and the lack of cleaning by the Authority. In a meeting with GNIDA CEO Ravi Kumar NG, residents were informed about an ad hoc arrangement to hire laborers until additional workers can be deployed. OSD (public health) Rajnikant Pandey stated that the striking sanitation staff were demanding a pay hike of Rs 2,000.Residents of Greater Noida West demand metro connectivity amidst PMOs rejection of skywalk proposalThe rejection of the proposed skywalk linking DMRCs Blue Line metro station sector 51 with NMRCs Aqua Line station 52 by the PMO has come as a blow to residents of Greater Noida West. The rejection was due to the interchange being planned by Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) at Blue Lines Sector 61 metro station on the proposed Greater Noida West corridor. Residents also complained about a lack of basic amenities like a sports complex, cremation and Ramlila grounds, foot overbridges and parks, etc.After train kills three, residents protest lack of overbridgeThe tragic accident at Veppampattu railway station highlights the continued apathy of the railways towards providing amenities in suburban railway stations. The lack of a pedestrian subway or foot overbridge at the station poses a risk to commuters. The demand for basic amenities in Veppampattu, a rapidly developing residential area, has been ignored for years. The incomplete subway work has been abandoned for over five years, leaving the site flooded and covered in plastic waste. The increased speed of express trains passing the station further endangers passengers.

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