Residents of Supertech Ecovillage-1 in Greater Noida West have been protesting for the past two weeks over the lack of basic amenities. On 6th May 2023, a group of residents went to meet ACP Ramesh Chandra Pandey, Gautam Buddh Nagar, in his office to discuss their demands. The ACP assured them that he would take action on their main demands and create pressure on the builder to address their grievances.
The protest initially began on April 23 with 10 demands, which included better electrical infrastructure and tariffs on par with Noida Power Company Limited (NPCL), cleaning of basement drainage to prevent flooding during rainstorms, completion of parking lots, and rationalization of high fees for covered parking. In recent days, the protest has intensified over two additional demands related to the alignment of electricity rates with NPCL for an increase per kilowatt and the rationalization of high fees for covered parking.
The builder has claimed that these two demands were not part of the original discussions and require a further inquiry into the financial impact. However, the protesters argue that these demands are critical to their well-being and should be addressed.
One of the residents, Samir Bhardwaj, said, "The world rests on hope, and we will continue our protest until our rights are given." The residents remain determined to continue their sit-in until their demands are met, and they receive the basic amenities they deserve.