The residents of housing societies of Indirapuram, Ghaziabad have decided to hold a peaceful march against the closure of NH9 on Sunday, November 28, 2021. Federation of Apartment owners Association called the residents of Indirapuram to march towards UP Gate at 11 am to highlight the problems that they are facing due to the closure of the highway for the last one year.
Amrapali Village society of Indirapuram is one of those societies which suffers the most because of this closure and that is why its residents are one of the main organisers of this protest.
A Twitter hashtag (#rasta_kholo_andolan) is also used by the residents to attract the attention of authorities. The residents pointed that they just want to draw the attention of farmers and authorities towards their problem. They plan to make a human chain and walk towards the UP gate.
A Twitter user on Thursday twitted about the protest
किसान आंदोलन के कारण सड़कें बंद होने से परेशान गाजियाबाद निवासियों ने अब शांतिपूर्ण रास्ता खोलो आंदोलन करने का निर्णय किया है। @fedaoagzb ने रविवार सुबह 11 बजे यूपी गेट की ओर कूच करने के लिए आव्हान किया ताकि पिछले 1 साल से NH9 बंद होने से झेली जा रही परेशानी को व्यक्त किया जा सके— Akhilesh Sharma (@akhileshsharma1) November 26, 2021
Another user twitted,
ये आंदोलन से अधिक राजनीति है क्यूँकि हमारे देश के किसान इतना परेशान अपने ही शहर के लोगों को नहीं करते ।ग़ज़ब की परिस्थिति है आम जनता के रास्ता को रोक कर ये लोग यहाँ सब आराम फ़र्मा रहें है ।सही किया अब एक #रास्ता_खोलो_आंदोलन ज़रूरी है @myogiadityanath @PMOIndia कुछ उपाय कर पायें https://t.co/cG2tNd1X2C— Nisha rai (@nisharai_ggc) November 26, 2021
While talking to CitySpidey, a resident of Amrapali village Apartment, Sonu Malhotra said, “We have been suffering for the last one year. Now, when the farmer’s bill is withdrawn then the farmers must think about us and vacate the roads as early as possible. We want to attract their attention by doing the same thing they are doing. We will block the road too.”
Amit Kumar Sharma, another resident of Amrapali Village said, “If Delhi Police will remove the barricades then we can easily pass through the service lanes. We all know why farmers are sitting there, it's more of a responsibility of the Government. We are also the children of farmers so we know the pain they suffer.”
Says a resident, on condition of anonymity, “We must understand that pollution of Delhi NCR is very high and the major cause behind this pollution is Traffic. So the authorities, protesters, and the residents, all should find a common ground where nobody would suffer. The traffic diversions should be managed in a way that traffic jams do not occur.”