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Noida Traffic police installs green nets to protect commuters from extreme heat

Under the novel initiative, green nets are to be installed where the number of two-wheeler commuters are more and they have to stay put at the traffic light for a longer period of time.

Edited By: Shubham Bajpai Noida Published on: May 28, 2024 17:18 IST
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In a latest initiative to fight the sevre heatwave and its ill-efects over the commuters, the Gautam Buddh Nagar Traffic Police have installed green nets at red lights on road intersections. The move aims to protect commuters, especially those on two-wheelers, from direct and scorching sunlight.

As per the police, the first green net installation has been done near the NSEZ (Noida Special Economic Zone) intersection at a height of about 25 feet.

The initiative will provide a huge relief to the people considering maximum temperature reaching 46 degree Celcius showing no respite till May 30.

What Police says?

"In line with the instructions given by Gautam Buddh Nagar Police Commissioner Laxmi Singh, a new initiative has been started by the Gautam Buddh Nagar Traffic Police. Under the initiative, green nets are being put at road intersections where the number of two-wheelers is very high and one has to stop for a long time at the red light," a police spokesperson said.

"Green nets are being arranged near intersections and red lights to provide them relief from the scorching heat due to traffic pressure. So that during red light and traffic stoppages, traffic police personnel and the general public are protected from coming in contact with direct sunlight and their health is not adversely affected," the spokesperson added.

More green nets to be installed

The official also said that so far the green net has been installed near the NSEZ intersection, however, soon this type of green net will be installed at other important and crowded intersections in the district.

Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Anil Kumar Yadav on Monday inspected the site of green installations have and issued directions to personnel to ensure smooth traffic management, the official added.

Sever heatwave across country

Notably, the country, especially the Northwest and Central India are facing severe heatwaves with maximum temperature crossing 50 degree Celcius at some place. Earlier on May 27, the IMD predicted no respite till May 30 but the heatwave will reduce gradually after that. 

(With PTI Inputs)

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