Although the Ghaziabad Development Authority faced resistance from Ashiana Greens residents, they opened both the ends of the encroached road and removed the gates.
The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) put an end to the ongoing tussle between residents of Ashiana Greens and Amba G Residency on Wednesday by opening an encroached road in Ahinsa Khand 2 of Indirapuram.
A part of one of the lanes of the two-lane road which connects the two societies and a few plot houses was fenced off by the RWA of Ashiana Greens and was being used as a private approach road and car parking space by about residents of 30 flats of the society. This left only a single lane available for use by residents of Amba G Residency.
According to residents of Amba G Residency, the RWA of Ashiana Greens had closed a part of the lane in 2009 and ever since, Amba G Residency has been trying to open it via various means.
In a previous attempt, the GDA’s anti-encroachment team that reached the spot to clear the area faced resistance from Ashiana Greens residents and had to stop midway as RWA members of the society claimed there was a litigation in place regarding the matter and it was subjudice.
Speaking to City Spidey, Rajesh Verma, assistant engineer of GDA said that the road was encroached upon by Ashiana Greens society and the residents had installed grills on the central verge of the road while also closing it off for the public. Further, the residents maintained that they had a stay from a Gautam Budh Nagar district court to prevent any kind of action from the local authorities regarding the road.
However, the Gautam Budh Nagar district court later clarified that there was no stay on the road and the Ashiana residents went to the Allahabad High court over the issue. The High court too maintained that it was a public path and no one could block it. The road was thus opened following the court’s clarification,” Verma said.
Verma maintained that just like last time, this time too officials faced resistance from the residents of Ashiana Greens. “We still went ahead with the drive to open both the ends of the encroached road and removed the gates,” Verma said.