Residents’ body seeks help from UP CM to improve public transport in Noida
An organization of residents of Noida on Tuesday reported the lack of adequate public transport in the city to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, urging him to look into the matter.
In a letter to the chief minister, the Progressive Community Foundation (PCF) called on the state government to focus on ensuring last mile connectivity to Noida, an economic hub of the state.
“This is to bring to your kind attention that the city of Noida does not have suitable means of transport for residents residing in different areas,” the letter reads.
“In such a situation, residents have to either travel by taxi like Ola, Uber, or get to their destination by three-wheel rickshaw or travel with their own vehicle,” he added.
Although a metro service is available between Noida and Greater Noida, few people use it because the Aqua line is not connected to the Delhi metro, the PCF noted.
According to the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC), the metro service recorded its highest single-day ridership of 10,135 passengers on July 27 since resuming operations after the COVID-19 lockdown.
The PCF further said that the closure of some metro stations during rush hour by the NMRC is another obstacle deterring people from using it.
The PCF suggested that buses operated by the NMRC be re-regulated to provide better connectivity to residents.
The NMRC should make the bus transport service operational by creating circular routes with different residential areas so that people can reach their destinations from one area to another. It will surely help people with last mile connectivity, ”the PCF said.
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