A couple of days ago, two students of pharmacy died after an accident while riding a superbike. The 22 and 20-year-old students of first-year crashed into a divider after failing to negotiate a turn and crashed. Authorities in Noida are now taking actions to stop super bikers from Noida-Greater Noida Expressway during the weekends.
According to a report on TOI, the Noida authorities are taking action against these bikers and stopping them from entering the expressway. It should be noted that no such order has been passed by the court or the government. The Gautam Budh Nagar traffic police have decided to stop such bikers for allegedly racing on the expressways during the weekend.
The authorities say that the bikers from Delhi and NCR ride to the open empty roads of the expressways and race against each other. While it is true that many riding groups come out for a group ride during the weekends, it is not known if they race against each other.
Apart from setting up pickets at the starting of the Noida-Greater Noida expressway, the cops were also stationed at the entry point of Yamuna Expressway, which is one of the longest expressways in India.
Inspector Ashutosh Singh said that the teams of police were strategically deployed at different locations. The teams were in position at 4AM on Chilla, DND and Yamuna Expressway entry point. He also said,
“Since the implementation of weekend lockdown in UP, these bikers were told not to enter the state. Around 60-70 of these bikers tried to enter from the Chilla border while around 25-35 tried to enter from the DND Flyway. They started coming from 5am and the last batch was spotted at 8am. We tried to ensure that even if they manage to enter, they shouldn’t be let go without a challan”
He also said that the bikers made all kind of excuses to get past the picket. Many bikers said that they have to go to Greater Noida while many others said that they have to reach Agra. The cops also said that there were as many as 30 cops deployed lead by traffic sub-inspectors a the borders to stop such bikers from entering UP. The police also said that about 70% of the bikers were registered in Delhi and Haryana.
According to a TOI source, the cops have decided to take such actions against the bikers as issuing a challan is becoming a big challenge. Since many of the bikers ride at an extremely high speed on the expressways, even the speed cameras fail to take the picture of the registration plates. However, it should be noted that no such order has been passed by the courts or the government until now. Since there is no law against it, the bikers might use different ways to get on the expressway. Both Noida-Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressways have multiple entry and exit points. However, the entry-points on the Yamuna Expressways are controlled by the staff.