Noida: On August 5, 2022, the Noida Authority initiated the drive to clean the drains of the E block, Sector 51, Noida. This comes after the roads of Sector 51 were waterlogged after the mild rains on August 3, 2022.
The residents of Sector 51 are happy that the authority has finally paid heed to their demands. They also say that there are other drains in the area as well which need Authority's attention.
Sanjeev Kumar, RWA General Secretary, Sector 51, says, "Almost every stormwater drain in Noida is blocked with garbage and plastic, which is the main cause of waterlogging. Following numerous complaints from residents, the authority began clearing drains from the E-Block. We welcome this step."
However, there are other residents who say that cleaning of the drains of only E block, Sector 51 is not enough. Ashish Mukhi, a resident of Sector 51, says, "The cleaning of E block was a mere eyewash. There are many other drains which needs to be cleaned."
When CitySpidey enquired about the issue from the DGM of the Public Health Department, Noida, S.P.Singh, he said, "The cleaning work for other drains of the sector will start soon. We recently imposed a fine of rupees 10 lakh each on two contractors for the negligence in work. The work for cleaning will start by tomorrow."