Noida: Residents of Eldeco Amantaran, a highrise in Sector 119, Noida, on Friday made a complaint against the developer of the society over uncleanliness of sewerage treatment plant.
They said that the treatment plant has got blocked with mud and is non-functional for a few months. But the developer of the society has failed to initiate actions for cleanliness.
Sanjay Mehta, a resident of the society said that he has written to the concerned officer with public health, Noida Industrial Development Authority, bringing the issue into his notice.
He pointed out that when the plant is not functional in the society, he (developer) is causing damage to the environment as well. He said that untreated sewerage is being drained out from the society.
“We have demanded that a site inspection of the treatment plant should be conducted to take stock of the state of the plant and based on the condition of it, the developer should be fined,” Mehta said.
Residents of the society have also been complaining against the filthy smell coming out from the uncleaned sewerage treatment plant. They said that it stinks horribly forcing them to cover their noses.
They said that the unhygienic state of the treatment plant is an open invitation for the spread of dengue epidemic. But they are forced to survive with it as they have no other option.
Mehta said, “The treatment plant is located below a residential tower in the society. It needs to be cleaned to provide relief from the horrible smell.”
Residents have also taken the issue with the agency appointed by the developer of the society and urged them to look into it and give them a solution to the problem immediately. But they were not serious for residents’ health as the plant is yet to be cleaned.
One of the residents said, “We contacted maintenance staff with a request to clean it. But they have not done the job properly. They swept the external portion of the plant and left the tank area of the plant untouched. It forced them to lodge a complaint against the builder.”
As per Noida Authority’s policy, sewerage treatment plants should be functional at all the highrises and the authority takes care of those residential pockets where there are only low-rise buildings. As the onus of cleaning and treating of sewerage is with the developer, the authority also doesn't care how it would be maintained.
Mehta said, “The authority should take action against the builder for not running the plant and it is in violation of its policy.”