Noida Federation of Apartment Owners Association (NOFAA), which was formed last month, has just conducted a recce of Sector 74, 75, 76, 77 and 78 to ascertain the problems associated with the existing drainage system.
A month after its inception, Noida Federation of Apartment Owners Association (NOFAA), has already demonstrated intent and initiative. Yesterday Rajiva Singh, president of the association had visited the new sectors of Noida (Sector 74, Sector 75, Sector 76, Sector 77 and Sector 78) to take stock of the existing state of civic amenities. He was accompanied by the Apartment Owner Association (AOA) presidents, general secretaries of four societies (JM Orchid in Sector 76, Aditya Celebrity Homes in Sector 76, Elite Home in Sector 77 and Prateek Wisteria in Sector 77) and officials of Noida Authority.
Speaking to City Spidey after the visit, Singh said, “Residents living in the high rises of Sector 74, 75, 76 and 78 are contending with drainage problems. Sewage is spilling on to the streets from open drains. Moreover, these drains are not regularly cleaned by the Noida Authority. Consequently, about 50,000 people living in these sectors are affected”.
Singh also states that unattended garbage dumps are another serious civic menace in these new sectors. “The garbage heaps are emanating an unbearable stench and translating to health hazards. The problem is compounded by escalating levels of dust and pollution particularly near the roadsides,” he informs and adds, “Our federation will try to resolve these problems first. Once this is done we shall tackle other civic issues.”
An official of Noida Authority explained that this faulty drainage system exists in the new developing sectors because the small drains are not connected to the big drains. “This causes the drain water to stagnate. Actually, the construction work that will connect the drains in Sectors 74, 75, 76, 77 and 78 has been stalled. We hope to resume work once some e-tenders are cleared,” he shared.