Yamuna e-way region to be a signal-free run
GREATER NOIDA: If plans of Yamuna Expressway Authority go as envisaged, the region will be the first traffic signal-free part of the Delhi-NCR. The Authority has designed roads and made the traffic management system in the exact manner stated in the Master Plan 2031 so that motorists do not have to press brakes and wait for traffic signals to turn green at every intersection and T-point.
Authority CEO PC Gupta said that before planning the Yamuna Expressway region, state government officials thoroughly studied plans of cities like Chandigarh and Greater Noida and its positive and negative implications.
“We concentrated on loopholes of these two cities so that the same mistakes would not be repeated in planning the Yamuna Expressway area,” Gupta said. “There would be separate roads for villages and planned sectors. Apart from that, the villages would be connected by peripheral roads, which in turn would lead to the main roads. Similarly, residential, commercial, institutional and industrial sectors would also be connected to the arterial roads,” Gupta added.
Real estate players are confident that this new feature will leave a positive impact on the market. “In an era when in several cities residents have to wait hours to cover a distance of a few kilometres, a traffic signal-free city is an innovative idea,” said Amit Gupta, managing director of Orris infrastructure and member of Assocham.
“This region already has world-class infrastructure. With the city being traffic free, it will become a model for other planned cities of the country,” said Anil Sharma, president CREDAI (NCR) and CMD Amrapali group.
“To avoid traffic signals, we have planned to develop roundabout at intersections and T-points. There would be a provision of two service lanes along the main road for local traffic,” Gupta said.
Before planning this region, officials thoroughly studied plans of cities like Chandigarh and Greater Noida and its positive and negative