Noida: Residents of Noida have expressed their concerns over the illegal encroachments in the auto markets which continues to create a nuisance and pose several health hazards.
The Confederation of NCR Residents Welfare Associations (CONRWA) has written a letter to Ritu Maheshwari, Chief Executive Officer of Noida Authority on Friday demanding the removal of illegal encroachment from various auto markets in the city.
Auto markets or car repair markets are operational in several sectors including 16, 31, 28, outskirts of Morna Village among other places.
The residents said that the entire area including roads and footpaths littered with abandoned vehicles, defective auto parts, unrepaired vehicles, scraps, old tyre tubes, and other equipment, creating so much trouble for commuters and pedestrians.
They said that many vehicles parked in the middle of the road are causing major hindrance in the smooth flow of traffic.
“There is always a chaotic situation in these markets. Illegal encroachments have restricted the space in the market area as most of the shopkeepers and vendors have encroached upon the roads and footpaths, resulting in accidents and traffic nuisance in the area,” said PS Jain, President of CONRWA.
They pointed out that with ongoing monsoon season, these abandoned vehicles and old tyre tubes become a breeding ground for mosquitoes which is posing a serious health hazard.
“At a time, when we are already facing a health crisis due to the coronavirus, the spread of vector-borne diseases such as Malaria, Dengue, Chikungunya, Typhoid cannot go unchecked,” he added.
They have demanded an action to remove this encroachment immediately. “Illegal encroachment has been rampant in these auto markets for a very long time and the authority needs to take swift action against them as it is not only creating traffic congestion but posing health hazards as well,” Jain said.