Noida Dialogue

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Greater Noida residents decry civic mess, broken roads

April 25, 2019

GREATER NOIDA: Federation of RWAs in Greater Noida met ACEO GNIDA with complaints of broken roads, unkempt parks, encroachment on vacant plots and homes and lack of regular sanitation drive across sectors.

“We have raised the issue of lack of civic upkeep across new sectors of Greater Noida such as XU 1, Omicron 2, Delta 3 Gamma as well as old ones such as Alpha, Beta 1 and 2 etc. where the problem of irregularity of sanitation staff, unkempt and drying parks, broken roads everywhere in the city, low pressure or lack of water supply in the sectors was raised,” said Devendra Tiger, president who led a seven-member delegation of Golden Federation of RWAs Greater Noida (GFRWA) and submitted a memorandum to ACEO K K Gupta Greater Noida Industrial development Authority (GNIDA).

Tiger also raised the issue of illegal encroachment by labours on vacant plots and semi-complete homes, wastage of water by them, foot-over-bridge at congested areas such as Jagat Farm etc. “There are many vacant plots or empty semi-finished houses of one room type in newer sectors, which are encroached by construction labourers and other workers. They use water from public water pipes and waste a lot of it as well as power from street lights. This also amounts safety and security threat in the region as they are a floating lot who move from place to place,” said Tiger.

Even as Deepak Bhati, general secretary, GFRWA called for a surprise check of authority officials to oversee sanitation and encroachment issues in residential sectors, Harinder Bhati, resident of sector Beta 1, maintained that 130 metre wide road from Kasana to Surajpur needs urgent attention having remained broken for a long time with no redress.

While additional chief executive officer (ACEO) Krishna Kumar Gupta acknowledged the bad condition of roads, he assured their resurfacing post lifting of election code of conduct. “Work on repair and resurfacing of roads will begin once election code of conduct is lifted. In the meantime I’ve asked for details of labour and anti-social elements living in empty houses/plots from the RWAs in a week’s time. Once we get such a list, allottees of all such properties will be served a notice to address the issue at their property,” said Gupta.

Meanwhile ACEO Deep Chand assured redress of sanitation and horticulture matter within 15 days.
Others present on the occasion include Arvind Bhati, Vinod Fouzi, Rakesh Sahni, Kailash Bhati and Pradeep, residents of Greater Noida.

Source : The Times of India