Noida- Waste to Park: Resident movement yields fruit

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Noida- Waste to Park: Resident movement yields fruit

Finally, the Noida authority has relented to the demands of the residents

Noida- Waste to Park: Resident movement yields fruit

Noida: Here is some heartwarming news for the residents of sector 79, Noida, who till now felt stuck in a highrise concrete jungle. After a two-year-long struggle, the residents are finally getting a much-needed green breathing space in the form of a neighborhood park.

The residents of Sportswood, a residential highrise society in Sector 79, had been for a long time, demanding the conversion of a four-acre vacant plot of land adjacent to the housing society into a park. According to the residents of  Gaur Sportswood, till now there was no park for them in their area.
Even though the plot was designated as a site for a public park in the records of Noida Authority, the residents allege that the park was being used as a dumping ground for waste material. On August 24, 2021, the officials of Noida Authority inspected the area to check the ground reality.
Finally, the Noida authority has relented to the demands of the residents.

The authority has started taking steps on the ground to create a proper park on this piece of land. To begin with, the horticulture department of the Noida authority is planting saplings in the park.

Says Sanwarjeet Singh, a resident of Gaur Sportswood and a complainant, “For last two years this park was being used as a dumping ground for waste material and construction debris. The portion of this plot Number C-48 was always deemed for the development of the park. So we wrote letters to the authority to clean this area. We are happy that now the work on the development of the park has finally started. This will not only give residents a dedicated park but also help in curbing pollution”.

Indu Prakash Singh, Officer on Special Duty, Noida Authority, says, “As per the complaint of residents, construction waste was getting dumped in this plot, which was proving a cause of dust pollution. This area was dedicated to the development of the park. While the interior development was done, the outer portion was left. We have started the plantation work and soon this area will turn into a beautiful park. This will curb dust pollution and increase the aesthetic value of the area."

Dinesh Gupta, Resident of Gaur Sportswood, says, “It is really good news that now the kids will have space where they can indulge in some outdoor activities. The park will benefit the people living in other nearby housing societies as well. We hope that the authorities continue to develop it on a priority basis.”