Citing deteriorating law and order situation in sector 16, residents along with several corporate companies' head write letters to the Station House Officer, Sector 20 Police Station, demanding a Police booth near the unauthorized colony/market or more police patrolling in their area.
Sushil Kumar Jain, President, Sector 18 Market Association Noida, said, “We are receiving repeated letters from many corporate companies based in Sector 16 Noida that their employees feel unsafe to come to their office from Sector 16 metro station. The reason is indecent behavior towards women which is being done repeatedly by some men from the market in Sector 16. Several companies Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Esri India Technologies, Yes Bank, Veolia and many more have complained about the same”.
“The journey involves passing through an area which has a 'nala' where there are slums, tuck shops, and hawkers, etc. Several employees, especially female employees, have expressed concern over their safety and security while crossing that area. Several incidents of molestation, obscene remarks, stalking and snatching of mobiles, wallets, laptops, and other valuables have come to the notice. That’s why employees including men are afraid to cross that area while coming to the office by metro and back in the evening”, added Jain.
Brijesh Narang, Vice President, Indian Energy Exchange, who also wrote a letter to the Police officer, said, “We have more than 1000 employees working from Max Towers including around 250 females. Most of these employees use the metro as their daily mode of transport which requires them to walk from the metro station to the office building. Our employees, especially women have raised concerns over their safety and security”.
Much needed safety & security of employees using pedestrian passage to & from Sec16 MetroStation to Max Towers Sec16B.Working women facing major issues while communicating. Unauthorized market mushrooming @rituias2003 @CeoNoida @CP_Noida @dmgbnagar @SushilKjain @narang_brijesh pic.twitter.com/YY5SNqQWKR— Rajiva Singh (@Rajiva2011) October 27, 2021
“Safety and security of citizens is of prime importance. It becomes all the more important for women commuting to workplaces and marketplaces over footpaths. People have started to go to their offices rather than working from home. Unauthorized markets need to be restricted by providing proper vendor zones”, said Rajiva Singh, President, NOFAA.