Noida: In response to continuous complaints about traffic congestion along Shaheed Mangal Pandey Marg, running parallel to the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway in Sector 142, Gautam Budh Nagar’s traffic police have taken action to address illegal roadside parking, informed officials.
The unauthorized vehicle parking outside a commercial complex on this crucial road has been causing daily traffic slows down during peak hours.
Due to vehicles haphazardly parked outside the Advant building, the six-lane thoroughfare narrows down to a single lane on one side, creating a significant bottleneck that worsens the traffic issues.
Advanced building, management spokesperson said, “Advent holds no direct traffic responsibility outside its gates, but we urge Noida authority to address the parking predicament and collaborate with traffic police to streamline traffic flow.”
He added, “Deploying our security personnel outside the gates often leads to altercations, making it challenging to enforce parking regulations. Previously, Noida authority managed surface parking outside our gates, but for the past seven months, that space has been unregulated, allowing indiscriminate parking.”
According to the Advant official, the traffic issue stems from various factors, including unauthorized parking, a large number of customers at an English wine shop, and queues forming outside a CNG petrol pump, all of which together obstruct the entire road.
Traffic Inspector CP Mishra, said, “In recent times, we repeatedly urged Advant’s security officials to prevent unauthorized parking outside their premises. Despite warnings, the traffic police had to issue approximately 25 fines for illegal parking violations outside Advant on August 1.”
He added, “Numerous employees from Advant offices contribute to the parking problem. I issued a stern warning to the security staff, emphasizing the need to rectify the mismanagement within a week, failing which stringent actions will be taken. Additionally, we have advised the CNG pump to explore alternatives to alleviate the extensive queues.”
Traffic DCP, Suniti said, “The parking issue has come to our attention over the past few weeks. We are actively seeking alternatives and will take stringent measures against unauthorized parking outside the commercial complex.”
Vineet Sharma, Junior Engineer at Noida authority, said, “The Authority has sanctioned the Advant parking tender, which is set to be implemented within a month. While there are two legal parking zones outside the building, if we determine that these authorized spaces contribute to traffic congestion, we will explore options to amend the arrangement.”
With stakeholders joining efforts to alleviate the traffic turmoil arising from haphazard parking, the envisioned measures offer the potential to facilitate smoother vehicular flow along this vital stretch.