Will these tweets from Crossings Republik reach the right ears?
Will these tweets from Crossings Republik reach the right ears?
Abid Hussain Barlaskar
Will these tweets from Crossings Republik reach the right ears?
Photo: Abid Hussain Barlaskar

Will these tweets from Crossings Republik reach the right ears?

Residents of Crossings Republik in Ghaziabad are devising new ways to make themselves heard by the authorities and political leaders. This time, they have started two twitter polls around the issue of the township’s dilapidated approach road.

The road connecting Crossings Republik to Noida Extension via Richpal Garhi village is in a dilapidated state. Who is responsible for the absence of a proper approach and exit road to the township? This is the question of the first poll, which was started by Amarendra Singh, an RWA member of Prateek Royal Society. The options in the answer section include BJP MPs Mahesh Sharma and Gen. (Retd) VK Singh, UP Minister Atul Garg, Noida MLA Pankaj Singh, Crossings Infrastructure Pvt Ltd (CIPL) and few others.   

Singh's second poll hinted of sarcasm with the question - Should the global township at all have an approach and exit road?   

Speaking to City Spidey, Singh said that all the politicians mentioned in the poll had made lofty promises to sort the matter. “Today after five years, the problem of the dilapidated road has still not been resolved. Infact the condition is worsening everyday. Therefore the twitter poll had to be started to understand who (among these names) is held responsible by the majority of the Crossings residents,” Singh explained.

While the first poll lasts for another 4 days, the second ends tomorrow.

Residents had earlier started a twitter handle named “No Road for Crossing” to raise the issue.

The current approach road from NH 24, which passes through the township and leads to Noida Extension via Shaberi village, is very narrow. To make matters worse, it is used by several commuters heading towards Ghaziabad on a daily basis.  

Incidentally, construction work on the alternative approach road to Crossings Republik has been hanging at the Allahabad High Court since 2012. This is because two villagers are reluctant to sell a portion of their land for the road.

We are trying to sort out the issue. Most of the road is in Noida hence the DM of Ghaziabad is having a problem. However, am trying to resolve the issue- this was the reply that came from the official Twitter handle of Gen. (retd) VK Singh.

Kshitij Singhal, a Crossings resident said that residents have been saddened by Singh’s reply. “BJP is ruling in the state and centre. Despite this, they have not been able to solve the problem of our approach road. This leads us to believe that they have lied to us before the elections,” Singhal rued.

Meanwhile, CIPL has started filling the potholes on the road and tackling the issue of sewage water. “We cannot construct the road. We can only offer temporary solutions,” said Ishwar Tyagi, CEO, CIPL.

Here are the links to the polls