Sparking the ire of Ahinsa Khand 2 residents, the GDA has asked the RWAs to instal a height barrier on a public road.
Raising the hackles of residents, Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) has asked AOAs to instal a height barrier on a public road.
The response came in the wake of a complaint filed on the GDA’s online grievance redressal platform.
Both the GDA and the residents of Ahinsa Khand 2 in Indirapuram claim that a height barrier was installed twice at the intersection of an arterial road and Hindon-Pusta road. But the barrier, according to the GDA, was taken away by local villagers twice. It was installed to bar passage of heavy motor vehicles (HMV) through the densely populated residential area.
And thus, this time, the GDA has asked the RWAs to instal the barrier with help from local police.
The matter, however, became a sore point for the residents.
Speaking to City Spidey, Alok Kumar, patron of Federation of AOAs (FedAoA), said, “The road is a public property, and comes under the jurisdiction of the GDA.”
Kumar, also the complainant, maintained, “AOAs are responsible for development work within the society — and are not to take the onus for public areas! The height barrier, installed by the GDA, is public property. The Authority should have, in the first place, initiated action against people who damaged the barrier. The demand for a height barrier is totally justified — it is meant for the general safety of the neighbourhood.”
City Spidey took up the issue with Kanchan Verma, GDA vice-chairperson.
Responding to queries on what action has been initiated against people who damaged the barrier, the VC assured, “Today's a holiday, so there’s not much that can be done. But I will certainly take up the issue with concerned officials on Monday.”