Commuters stuck in massive logjam as accidents choke Greater Noida
Commuters plying between Greater Noida and Delhi had a harrowing time on Thursday morning as they faced hours’ long jam on the roads connecting both the cities. Traffic came to a complete standstill on the major roads and their cascading effect was witnessed on arterial routes too. Noida Traffic Police took almost six hours to clear the jam and to resume normal traffic in and around the city.
After the city witnessed two accidents simultaneously at Kalindi Kunj Yamuna bridge and at the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway, hundreds of office-goers and commuters stood stranded in a six-kilometer-long logjam at the Mahamaya Flyover via DND, Kalindi Kunj Yamuna Bridge Road to Noida Expressway. The city traffic police reached after two hours at the spot which further irked the commuters. “It was a massive jam everywhere. Deployment of traffic cops is zero here,” informed a motorist commuting from Ashram (Delhi) to Noida.
The first accident occurred at the Yamuna bridge on Noida <g data-gr-id="37">side,</g> when an over-speeding truck rammed into a bike at around 8 am. In this accident, a 19-year-old boy was crushed to death after which a major scuffle broke out between the Delhi Police and Uttar Pradesh police over the area of jurisdiction.
The deceased has been identified as Azruddin, a resident of Abu Fazal area in Jamia Nagar. A case was registered in this regard, and the accused truck driver was arrested from the spot. The police officers later impounded the truck.
In the second <g data-gr-id="41">incident</g> an over-speeding lorry overturned due to imbalance at Sector-96 on the road going towards Noida-Greater Noida Expressway. The road was choked by hundreds of vehicles which lead to a five-kilometer-long snarl at both sides of the carriageway. The motorists witnessed a long jam of about six hours as the vehicles <g data-gr-id="43">piled-up</g> at the Mahamaya flyover, DND, Kalindi Kunj and Noida-Greater Noida passageways.
The police said the traffic got smooth after two big cranes belonging to the Noida Authority were brought in to remove the trucks. The accidents occurred simultaneously at around 8 am. “Traffic police officers said that they were planning to increase personnel deployment on the <g data-gr-id="38">Expressway,</g> so that motorists do not face similar traffic problems.”