The boards, 2x3 ft in size, are to be funded by the federation and distributed to the societies.
To provide residents easy access to emergency contacts, the Federation of AOAs, or FedAOA, in Ghaziabad has planned to instal display boards with important contacts on the entry gates of high-rise societies.
FedAOA members said the initiative was taken, since calls made to the Dial 100 emergency service of UP police often ended up in the control rooms of Delhi or Noida.
The boards will include contact details of the local police posts, the police station, local fire station, contacts of senior police officers and officials with the district administration. “The boards will be funded by the federation, and will be distributed to the societies. The boards will be 2x3 ft in size and fastened with screws on to the gates of the society. A copy of the same information will also be provided to the society’s security office,” said Alok Kumar, FedAOA patron.
To close the communication gap between residents and the Dial 100 service, the city’s police had also floated a similar set of contacts on the group messaging platforms and social media.
Speaking to City Spidey, residents and AOA members of various high-rise societies said that these boards, if installed properly, would definitely help residents in emergencies.
Mohit Dwivedi, president of the Krishna Apra Garden AOA, said, “We already have something like this in our society. All high-rises should readily accept the initiative — in fact, it should be implemented in every society. It is often seen that residents — and even AOA members — are unaware of the contact details of local authorities, including the police and the administration. This step will help many,” he added.