Greater Noida West: To draw the attention of authorities towards the lack of civic amenities, residents of several housing societies in Greater Noida West sat on a hunger strike on Sunday. The residents have stated that they need to be provided with basic facilities. Though it is a symbolic hunger strike for now, if the demands are not met soon the residents may go on an indefinite hunger strike if the demands are not met soon.
Mihir Gautam, a resident of Supertech Ecovillage-One housing society in Greater Noida West, says, “Noida Extension is full of problems. We live in our flat as tenants. There is no one to take care of us. We have been demonstrating against registration and basic facilities for a long time. We have even gone to the officials and public representatives, but no one cares about us. Now in such a situation, we are forced to hit the road.”
Residents of Supertech Ecovillage-1, Supertech Ecovillage-2, Supertech Ecovillage-3, Ajnara Homes, Gaur City and several housing societies have joined the protest in Greater Noida West. It is reported that more than 300 people participated in this symbolic hunger strike.
The residents have also stated that for any mishap with residents, the officials and public representatives will be held solely responsible. The biggest problem of Greater Noida West is the registry. People have paid lakhs of rupees to the builder but have not yet got possession. People are living as tenants in their own houses as instalments are being paid to the bank.
Residents say the issue of registration was also raised in the UP Assembly Elections in 2022. At that time, the people's representatives had promised the residents that once the Bharatiya Janata Party government is formed, the registration of Greater Noida West houses would be done first, but nothing has been done yet. The main reason is that the developer owes a huge amount to the authority. For this reason, the authority does not allow the registration to be done. On the other hand, the developer is also not paying the outstanding amount to the authority. The residents are stuck between the authority and the developer.