Armed with shovels, brooms and dustbins, residents of several Indirapuram societies stepped out of their homes around 10 am on December 3 to clean their neighbourhood.
The cleanliness drive was conducted on the stretch between Lotus Pond and Gaur Green City. Groups of residents worked in unison with maintenance staff of their respective societies to collect the garbage accumulated in several pockets on the stretch. The collected garbage was then taken away by a trolley provided by Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA).
The residents mean business, as they clean up the streets themselves
The area looked spic and span in just an hour.
The societies that participated in the drive were Lotus Pond, Aditya Mega City, ATS Haciendas, ATS Advantage, Rajhans Kutumb, Mahagun Mansion, Gaur Green City and Amrapali Royal. The management committees of the societies also provided staff for support.
The residents had also conducted a similar drive last week. "We have taken it upon ourselves to keep our neighbourhoods clean," said Anika Aren, a resident of ATS Advantage.
It's all in a day's work for this Indirapuram resident
"We will also plan a similar drive to clean all of Indirapuram," said Sharat Jha, a resident of Rajhans Kutumb.
"It only takes a bit of united effort from all to get the job done," said Tilak Raj Arora, from Amrapali Royal.
Other participants in the drive said they required more residents to participate for an even better outcome.
Residents have united under the initiative, dubbed "Save Indirapuram", and are supported by Consortium of Societies Ghaziabad, an association of residents and residential societies from the city.
The group of residents that have taken up the responsibility of cleaning up Indirapuram's streets
A map showing how much of Indirapuram has been cleaned by residents on December 3