Greater Noida: The residents of GreNo West are grappling with the lack of public transport. They complain that they have to take their vehicles out for everything. The recent rise in petrol and diesel prices has added to the problem. According to the residents, they have been raising the issue and demanding the provision of public transport since 2020, however, no development seems to be in pipeline.
On this subject, Vikas Katiyar, Vice president and a resident of Spring Meadows society says, “It's been years since Greater Noida West was developed. However, the residents of Greater Noida have been struggling to get something as basic as public transport. Greater Noida Authority is not doing anything to develop the infrastructure of Greater Noida West. There should be a bus stand and a taxi stand. Metro in Greater Noida West is just a dream.”
Katiyar also shared a tweet, “#एनसीआर का एक एक बड़ा हिस्सा #ग्रेनो_वेस्ट बसे हुए तो सालो हो गए लेकिन आज भी यहां #पब्लिक_ट्रांसपोर्ट का अभाव है @OfficialGNIDA से लगातार निवेदन पर सुविधाएं नहीं हुई उपलब्ध प्राइवेट ऑटो पर देना पड़ता है महगा किराया @UPGovt को इसपर विचार करना चाहिए.”
#एनसीआर का एक एक बड़ा हिस्सा #ग्रेनो_वेस्ट बसे हुए तो सालो हो गए लेकिन आज भी यहां #पब्लिक_ट्रांसपोर्ट का अभाव है @OfficialGNIDA से लगातार निवेदन पर सुविधाएं नहीं हुई उपलब्ध प्राइवेट ऑटो पर देना पड़ता है महगा किराया @UPGovt को इसपर विचार करना चाहिए@uptransportdept @nitin_gadkari pic.twitter.com/CGJrnnNHcn— Vikash Katiyar (@vikashkatiyarin) April 14, 2022
Sameer Bharadwaj, a resident of GreNo, in a conversation with CitySpidey, says, “We are middle class people, we cannot take auto rickshaws or book cabs for every time we go out. There is no bus stand here. For more than four years, we have been hearing that the work on the metro will start soon but there is no development on that.”
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Residents also took it to social media to put forth their issues and express their angst. Another resident of GreNo, Balveer Kumar, while criticizing the Greater Noida Authority says, “GNIDA thinks that everyone has car and money, so there is no need for public transport. However, that's not true. We need public transport in the city.”
यहां बिल्डर को लगता है कि अमीर लोग हैं लूट लो वैसे ही @OfficialGNIDA को लगता है की सब के पास कार है और पैसा है तो इनलोगो को पब्लिक ट्रांसपोर्ट की कोई जरूरत नही है— Balveer Kumar (@balveerkrsingh) April 14, 2022
According to residents, the population in Greater Noida has increased in the recent years, making it even more important to have public transport in the city.
Shweta Bharti, a resident of Greater Noida says, “There are several residents of Greater Noida who are working in Delhi or Noida and have to go by their own cars or private autos and cabs, which is not affordable for everyone. Most of the time, residents have to take auto rickshaws to reach the Metro stations of Delhi. There is a need to start bus services from Greater Noida West to metro stations.”