Noida: Incessant rain has undoubtedly brought relief from the heat but the issue of waterlogging is standing in some areas of Gautam Budh Nagar. A park adjacent to Exotica Fresco, Sector 137, Noida is filled with rainwater.
According to the residents, the boundary wall has tilted due to waterlogging in the park. The water is seeping through the park area, weakening the structure of the boundary wall.
Manoj Singh, a member of Exotica Fresco AOA tweeted, “This is the situation of NA Park adjacent to our society @Exotica Fresco, Sector 137. What if the society wall collapses due to waterlogging in the park, as water is seeping through the park area? In case that happens, NA will be responsible. Plz wake up, act fast. (sic)”
@noida_authority @CeoNoida This is the situation of NA Park adjacent to our society @Exotica Fresco, Sector 137. What if society wall collapses due to water logging in park, as water is seeping through park area? In case that happens, NA will be responsible.Plz wake up, act fast pic.twitter.com/8u8qTD4KPA— Manoj Singh (@manojinnoida) September 2, 2021
CitySpidey talked to Singh to know about this issue, he said, “Our boundary wall collapsed one year back. This is a new wall that might collapse again due to negligence from Noida Authority. Our society suffered losses of more than Rs 20 lakh as this wall was rebuilt last year, it was sheer negligence from the Noida Authority. Now we will have to spend another Rs 4-5 lakh to give support to this wall.”
“The residents of our society have tweeted many times on the issue and also written letters to the Noida Authority. The Noida Authority made a park in Sector 137, adjacent to our society, in which the water gets clogged every now and then. The stagnant water causes leakage and damage to boundary walls. Not only this, the water is going within the ground and thus contaminating the groundwater. The mosquitoes and insects are breeding on this water which is a bigger threat to the health of the citizens,” Singh said.
A resident of the society, Sonia Tomar said, “Last year, in August, our boundary wall collapsed. The reason was the park adjacent to our society which, during rainy days gets waterlogged. Though waterlogging happens every year last year, the wall was not able to take it. Fortunately, the boundary wall collapsed on the park side and not inside the society which would have been risky for the residents. Around Rs 20 lakh was spent rebuilding the boundary wall. The expenses were borne by the residents.”
“We complained to the Noida authority and the officials visited the spot. The officials from Noida Authority said they will make a water reservoir so that water will flow towards it and the problem will be solved. But nothing happened, it has been one year now and the situation remains the same. Now our new boundary wall is still getting tilted, no one from authority is taking our complaints seriously. We should not be paying the money for the collapsed wall but we did, if this happens again then who will take the responsibility?” she said.