Noida: Residents of highrises in Sector 75, on Sunday, took out a protest march in support of their demand for basic facilities which they are unable to enjoy due to incomplete development in their residential pockets.
The march set off from an underdeveloped park in circle and was taken through various roads in the sector. Along the way, the protestors raised slogans against abysmal state of roads, public parks, insufficient streetlights and underground sewer lines in their pockets.
Dusyant Kumar, a resident of the sector said that developers of the housing societies in the sector had promised them that the unfinished works would be completed in a phased manner. They had even assured them that the development would be communicated to them.
However, the progress of the development has been very low. Only 5 per cent the work has been done in the past one month since the promise given to them in writing.
''Approximately 40 per cent of the total area of the sector has originally been earmarked for development of public parks. But the parks have yet to get shape. We are forced to visit parks in nearby sectors,'' lamented Dusyant Kumar.
Almost a month ago, the residents had gone on a hunger strike against the aforementioned pending developments. They called off the strike only after the developers assured them in the presence of a senior officer from Noida Industrial Development Authority that these works would be completed in phases.
Navin Mishra, another resident, said they the march was a reminder to the developers their promise. ''If they fail to complete the pending works within the stipulated time, they will resume their protest.''