Daily Archive: December 28, 2018

Noida Authority To Install Tyre Killers To Stop Wrong Side Driving

Noida, (28/12/2018): The Noida authority has identified five locations across the city to install tyre killers to prevent driving on the wrong side. A trial run has been planned at the Sector 76-74 crossing, where tyre killers will be installed in the next three days.

Driving on the wrong side is one of the most common traffic offences in the city that is also dangerous and has led to several accidents. The five locations have been identified after feedback from traffic constables.

Apart from the Sector 76-74 intersection, the authority will also install tyre killers at Sector 77 North Eye junction, Hoshiarpur U-turn, Sai temple U-turn in Sector 61, and near Sector 75 metro station.

“The signage informing people about this tool will be installed on Friday and the work will be completed in three days at one stretch. Driving on the wrong side has been a menace in the city and such offenders are often penalised. However, it is rampant and residents as well as authorities are consistently troubled by these miscreants,” Rajeev Tyagi, general manager of Noida authority, said.

Tyre killers are metal stripes installed on roads with sharp spikes on one side. For those driving on the right side, it would be a small bump, like a speed breaker on the road. However, for those driving on the wrong side, the spikes can puncture the tyres.

Pune was one of the first cities that installed such tyre killers in India, but these were soon removed. The tools became controversial after some accidents occurred due to vehicles losing balance from getting a flat tyre.

However, officials said that these may be effective in Noida as despite several steps taken earlier, including blocking unauthorized cuts and increasing e-challans, there has not been much change in driver behaviour.

“It is strange that unlike any other NCR city, in Noida people habitually drive on the wrong side. In some cases, even if the right turn is less than 500 metres away, people prefer to take the wrong side, especially two-wheelers. Since penalties have not been of much help, we hope the tyre killers will be a deterrent,” Anil Kumar Jha, superintendent of police (traffic), said.

Road safety experts said that driving on the wrong side is common in cities with less traffic density and relatively empty roads. Though Noida has heavy traffic, the driver behavior may be carried forward from the time when there was less traffic in the city.

Additionally, unlike Delhi that has high enforcement and Gurgaon that has a larger population of IT sector employees, Noida has a mixed population of IT employees as well as industrial labour from the lower socio-economic background.

“These people often procure driving licences easily without much training or awareness of traffic rules and penalties. It is important to train or educate drivers regularly and tell them the importance of traffic rules and how they are being dangerous for others as well as themselves. Along with penalties, there should be mandatory training session for traffic violators,” Dr Sewa Ram, professor of transport planning, School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), said.

GNIDA Stops Second Attempt to Occupy Land for Gita Event

Noida, (28/12/2018): Noida administration is taking steps to stop religious practices in public parks.

On Wednesday, a group was stopped by the GNIDA from staging Bhagwat Katha.

The same group of people were stopped again by the GNIDA, who were trying to organize a Bhagwat Katha. They tried to set a stage but were thwarted as GNIDA team intervened.

GNIDA officials were informed about the second attempt by local residents, who had filed a complaint earlier against efforts by “outsiders” to encroach on the vacant plot. The plot has been earmarked for a religious place of worship but hasn’t officially been allotted yet to anyone.

A resident of sector 37 said “they started putting up the tent and occupying the space. When confronted, they said they had got permission from GNIDA. We informed GNIDA. The encroachers failed to produce papers upon which the encroachment was removed.

A senior GNIDA official said, “we have launched an exercise to identify places which are encroached in the name of religious activities in the city. All the plots will be freed from squatters”.

On last Friday, employees of two companies were also being stopped by the Noida Authority in sector 58, Noida, from offering Friday prayer.

विश्व भारती स्कूल के १६ धावक राज्य स्तरीय स्पर्धा मे दिखाऐगे अपना दम-खम।

नॉएडा : विश्व भारती स्कूल के १६ धावक राज्य स्तरीय स्पर्धा मे दिखाऐगे अपना दम-खम। स्कूल स्पोर्ट्स प्रमोशन फाउंडेशन द्वारा ज़िला स्तरीय एथलेटिक्स मीट मे विश्व भारती स्कूल, नोएडा ने 118 अंको के साथ प्रथम स्थान प्राप्त किया और १६ धावको का चयन उत्तर प्रदेश राज्य स्तरीय स्पर्धा के लिए हुआ। प्रज्ञान स्कूल, जेवर के ८ धावको, प्रज्ञान स्कूल, ग्रेटर नोएडा के ७ धावको, भरत राम स्कूल के ३ धावको , कुमारी मायावती स्कूल और इंण्स वैली स्कूल १-१ धावको का भी चयन हुआ। ज़िला स्तरीय एथलेटिक्स संचालक अंकुर कुमार , प्रमुख कोच अशोक सैनी और प्रबंधक पल्लवी २८ से ३० दिसम्बर तक स्कूल स्पोर्ट्स प्रमोशन फाउंडेशन द्वारा राज्य स्तरीय एथलेटिक्स मीट, जो सहारनपुर मे आयोजित की जा रही है, गौतम बुद्ध नगर एथलेटिक्स टीम 28 दिसम्बर को रवाना होगी।