Agitated over the pathetic condition of road and rampant encroachment by roadside vendors in Ahinsa Khand II of Indirapuram, residents of the area met vice-chairperson of Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) on Saturday and submitted a memorandum demanding immediate steps to resolve the issues. They received an assurance of a time-bound resolution of the issues from the authority.
Representatives from more than a dozen housing societies collectively wrote a letter and raised multiple issues related to civic amenities to the authority.
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Alleging discrimination against them by the the civic authority, Sanjeev Sharma, AOA official of Raison Armor, a housing society in Ahinsa Khand II, bemoaned, “They have plans and actions to develop other localities, but are unwilling to improve the infrastructure of our locality.”
"The road that connects more than 20 housing societies is full of potholes due to which many accidents have happened in the past. The road is encroached making it difficult for pedestrians to take a walk,” said Sharma.
The residents also complained about dearth of green area and blocked sewerage system in the locality. "Entire drainage system is choked and stagnant water is serving as a breeding ground for vector borne diseases. Also, while the civic authority is maintaining parks and green areas in entire Indirapuram, they have conveniently ignored our locality.
"They are not even maintaining a central verge on the road. Why this discrimination," Sharma asked.
Kanchan Verma, vice-chairperson of GDA, listened to their grievances and ordered zonal in-charge of the area to address the issues in a time-bound manner.
AK Choudhary, GDA’s executive engineer of the area, told CitySpidey that the issues related to road and encroachment will be resolved within a week’s time. “In the next seven days, we will fill the potholes and make the road free from encroachment,” Choudhary said.