Noida: The residents of Express Zenith, a residential society in Sector 77, Noida, after taking care of the green belt in from of their society for months, are now requesting Noida authority to step in and help in the same.
It falls under the authority's responsibility to maintain the green belts. However, after prolonged negligence by the authority's side, the residents of Express Zenith took it upon themselves to take care of the green belt last year. Since then, they have been watering the green belt regularly.
Today, we residents of @Expresszenith77 purchased the long pipe on own to water the green belt,which is still in bad condition,most of the plants are almost dead...I hope @noida_authority look into this and help pic.twitter.com/G90iYnANP0— Dev Singh (@devendrasngh) April 28, 2022
Residents say that they are ready to water the green belt, however, the authority should also be vigil about it. Residents request the authority to remove small pebbles and stones from the green belt and to make a walkway through it.
Devendra Singh, a member Express Zenith AOA says, “This green belt holds special significance for the residents of our society. In Covid, we lost many residents and in memory of those residents, we planted more than 250 saplings with help of CEO Ritu Maheshwari and Pankaj Singh, MLA Noida".
Mukesh Bhatt, another member of Express Zenith AOA says, “We decided to take care of the green belt after we saw that the plants are dying. We also bought a 80 meter pipe so that we could water the belt more effectively and revive the dead plants.”
Manoj Verma, General Secretary of Express Zenith AOA says, “Noida Authority is not taking care of the belt. It is ill maintained. There is fear of stray dogs as they live inside these green belts. To prevent the cattle from entering, we have put a fence here. The landscape is also not proper and the greenery is also uneven. We water these plants daily in morning and evening for 3-4 hours.”
Cityspidey also talked to an official from Noida Authority about the issue. Madan Kumar, an Official from the Noida authority says, “I have joined the place five days back and since then, I am continuously getting the plants watered. Be assured to visit anytime and check the way this belt is being taken care of. I guarantee that now, no plant will die. If any complaints arises, I will be answerable for that."