After the Noida Authority cleared the garbage along the sides of the Sector 79 road, residents are now demanding development of green belt lush with grass laid out alongside roads to curb pollution and beautify the city.
Sanwarjeet Dasoundi, a resident of Gaur Sports Wood, a highrise in Sector 79, wrote to Ritu Maheshwari, CEO of Noida Authority, on Wednesday requesting her to convert the pavements of the roads in the sector leading to Sector 81 metro station into green belt .
Speaking to CitySpidey, Dasoundi claimed that the area in question was cleared of garbage by the authority after he raised the issue online about the encroachment and garbage disposal at the site. A green belt will restrain encroachment apart from containing pollution which is on the rise year after year.
Referring to one of his tweet, he said that the same suggestion for tree plantation was given by him on Twitter after the official account of CEO Noida Authority reacted to his complaint about the garbage disposal.
Deepak Garg, another resident of the sector, had also raised the issue through Integrated Grievance Redressal System (IGRS). In his proposal, he had underscore the dire need of a green belt along the sector's roads. He said once it is developed, the residents of the area can look after its upkeep.
The stretch where the residents have been demanding a green area already has some dried grass. Since the space is used by heavy commercial vehicles as parking space and lack of maintenance by the authority, the green belt wears a deserted look.
The construction material and debris can also be found lying on the road running opposite to several societies of the sector generating dust pollution with the movement of vehicles.