A team of Horticulture Department of Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) conducted an inspection in Gaur City 6th Avenue on Wednesday after repeated complaints against the builder by the residents for converting the green belt area into parking space.
According to the residents, the builder placed artificial grass on a designated natural grass area in society. A group of residents has been pursuing the matter with the authority for the last two years, but nothing concrete had come of it so far.
A resident of the society, Ranjit Singh, said, “We have been following up with the authority regarding this matter and now that the inspection is carried out, we are hoping for a positive and permanent solution this time”.
Another resident, Anita Prajapati, said, “With growing pollution in the vicinity, greenery has become essential. There are not many trees in the society because of which people often have been feeling sick.”
The team that carried out the inspection led by Parveen Salonia, Senior Manager, Project, and Ajai Kumar Rai, Senior Manager Horticulture, will be submitting its report to the authority within the next four days.
Interestingly, artificial grass has been used in nearly all avenues of Gaur City instead of natural soft grass. Residents of other societies too have raised complaints against it with the authority.