Mohinder Singh, chairman, Noida authority said, SURVEY Authority points out need for mass transport system, curbing growth of personal vehicles ( Rapid commuting between Delhi and Noida has been possible because of the construction of roads and bridges. ) A railway link for Noida has been proposed, which will connect the city to Tughlaqabad in south Delhi at one end and to Dadri at the other end.
According to a study conducted by the Noida authority, around 80% of the city traffic falls along the Noida-Delhi corridors. During the morning hours higher volumes enter the city, while evening hours traffic leaving the city increases. As per this study shows increase in the number of workers commuting from neighbouring areas to workplaces in Noida.
As per the study incorporated in the latest master plan (2031) says personal vehicles (i.e. cars and two-wheelers) have a significant role (40 to 50%) in the traffic volume. The study shows integrated inter-city public transport system is required to reduce the burden of personal vehicles in Noida, Delhi and other neighboring urban areas.
Mohinder Singh, chairman, Noida authority also said that Emerging travel characteristics of the city suggest transitional changes. Initially conceived as a self-contained township, the city has transformed itself into an extended suburb of Delhi. “Rapid commuting between Delhi and Noida has been possible because of the construction of roads and bridges,“
According to the master plan, there is a need to contain the growth of personal vehicles. There are about 60,000 cars registered at the Noida regional transport office alone and some 850 cars are registered every month here.
Noida has no railway station with Hazrat Nizamuddin as the nearest station which is some 25 kilometers away from Noida. Besides the Metro, which does not also cover most part of the area, road becomes the only linkage with the area. “A railway link for Noida has been proposed, which will connect the city to Tughlaqabad in south Delhi at one end and to Dadri at the other end,“ said Singh.The plan says major corridors are full to capacity. There is an increase in per capita trip rates and trip lengths. “We’re working on a dedicated transport system for Noida. We’re building elevated roads and underpasses across the city.
News Source : Hindustan Times