GreNo: On the night of May 1, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath made a major reshuffle in the administrative staff of the state. In this reshuffle, the Greater Noida Industrial and Development Authority's CEO has been changed. Meerut Divisional Commissioner Surendra Singh (IAS) has been appointed as the new CEO of GNIDA, while Narendra Bhushan, the former CEO of GNIDA has been transferred to Lucknow Public Works Department as Principal Secretary.
The new CEO, Surendra Singh has served as the District Magistrate of Varanasi for a long time. After that, he was transferred as Meerut Divisional Commissioner. He has experience working as a Collector in 11 districts of Uttar Pradesh.
The authority and the residents have a lot of expectations from the new CEO. In a conversation with CitySpidey, residents shared that the new CEO should resolve the issue of the pending registry of their housing flats on a priority basis. They have also highlighted the issue of poor infrastructure of Greater Noida West and have requested for immediate action.
Manish Kumar, a resident of Greater Noida West and Senior Vice President of NEFOWA says, “The issue of pending registry of housing flats should be the priority of the new CEO of the Greater Noida Authority. At the same time, we are expecting that the CEO will also work on the infrastructure of Greater Noida West. The infrastructure of Greater Noida West is very poor and the residents have been raising this issue. In Greater Noida West, there is an urgent need for government hospitals, government schools and colleges. There should be a Ramleela ground, cremation ground, stadium, bus stand, and underpass at Char Murti roundabout. Moreover, the safety of the residents should be the major concern of the administration. CEO should light up the dark patches and change sodium street lights with LED lights.”
Kumar adds, “While we are talking about expectations, the most important thing we all want is for the CEO to meet the residents and to be active on WhatsApp like the previous CEO, Narendra Bhooshan.”
Mahaveer Thusoo, a resident of 14th Avenue says, “Residents of Greater Noida West are unhappy. The issues of the Greater Noida West not have been resolved. The population has been increasing rapidly here. However, the basic facilities are zero. Hope the new CEO will look into the issue of pending registries and basic facilities.”
A resident of Eco Village 2, Anupam Mishra says, “The new CEO should do something against the builders to clear the dues of the Greater Noida Authority. The residents have been struggling to get their registry papers. According to me, registry of housing flats should be the priority of the new CEO.”
Gaurav Patel, a resident of SRSG says, “We are living in a so called smart city but Greater Noida West is not a smart city at all. We do not have a government college and school, government hospital, or even public transport. We are deprived of basic facilities in this city. We expect that Greater Noida West will become a real smart city.”