GreNo residents give a cold shoulder to the postponing of public hearings

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GreNo residents give a cold shoulder to the postponing of public hearings

Greater Noida Authority has appealed to the residents to use online portals for complaints

GreNo residents give a cold shoulder to the postponing of public hearings

The public hearings held at the Greater Noida office regarding various issues affecting the community provided a platform where the residents could voice their concerns directly with the officials concerned. But the rising Covid cases and the upcoming UP Assembly elections have put a stop to them. The Authority's decision to stop these meetings does not seem to have gone too well with the residents. 

The public hearings held every Wednesday at the Authority's site office at Gautam Buddha Balak Inter College, Greater Noida West, have been postponed for the time being. This decision has been taken in view of the 2022 assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh and increasing Covid cases in Noida.

Moreover, the public hearing to be held on the first and third Tuesday in the Greater Noida Authority office will also not be held at present. A Model code of conduct MCC has come into force in the state in view of the upcoming assembly elections.

Considering the increasing cases of Covid in the city, Greater Noida Authority's ACEO Deep Chandra has appealed to the residents of Greater Noida to use online platforms of Authority such as website, call centre, Mitra app and IGRS portal for complaints.

CitySpidey talked to the residents of Greater Noida and asked which mode of the meeting would they prefer. Anupam Mishra, a resident of Ecovillage-1 says, "The problems have remained unresolved for a long time. If during offline meetings when residents protested and came on the street, nothing much was achieved, I wonder if online meetings will have any impact."

Another resident of Spring Meadows, Vikas Katiyar says, "I prefer offline meetings. However, this action is taken by the Authority given increasing cases of Corona. However, we cannot ignore that the residents of Greater Noida are not as happy with offline meetings too as they have been unfruitful. Residents have to put pressure on the officials to hold meetings with the CEO and ACEO but this is not possible in online mode."

Gaurav Patel, resident of Shri Radha Sky Garden Society says, "The Greater Noida Authority has held 3 times tri-party meeting of our society with the builder and the buyers but still, there is no result. How can we say that the online meeting will help us? The Authority is neglecting the grievances of the residents, nothing more."