Now, Noida Extension residents carry out protest march against landfill

Photo: Avishek Dubey
Posted: Jun 09, 2018
By Avishek Dubey

The opposition against construction of landfill by Noida Authority at Sector-123 is growing day by day. Now, residents of Noida Extension hit the roads and carried out protest march against it. People from many parts in the city have protested against the landfill in last few days.

Residents from high rise buildings like Panchsheel Greens Eco-village 1 and 2 and many others participated in the protest in support of the Noida Extension Flat Owner Welfare Association (NEFOWA).

The residents of Noida Extension said that the construction of landfill will not only affect people living in the vicinity but it will also have adverse on them.

“If our children will ask in future that why you were silent when this landfill was built then we would be having no answer. The construction of landfill will expose us to diseases like asthma and other respiratory ailments,” said residents.

Manish Kumar, a resident of Noida Extension, told City Spidey, “There are more than 15 societies where more than one lakh families reside in Noida Extension. Due to the landfill, these one lakh families will be exposed to diseases because the distance from landfill is not more than 3 km. Soon, we will move National Green Tribunal (NGT) and Supreme Court against this landfill and waste to energy plant.”

Abhishek Kumar, president of NEFOWA said, “We will continue this fight till the authority does not roll back the decision. We also campaigned saying “No Dumpyard, No Vote, No BJP” ahead of the election in 2019.”

Kumar said, “More than lakh flat buyers have already suffered and now authority is coming up with another problem of landfill. When they will get possession of flat, they will discover the dumpyard right in front of their flat balcony.”

“Where are the public representatives of Noida. Still after ten days, no one from the BJP came to support the residents who are opposing this landfill. They only come, when they need votes for election. But, for a good cause, no one is turning up which is questionable,” said Kumar.

TAGS: Protest against landfill in Noida / Noida extension residents protest / Protest march against landfill / Landfill at Sector-123 / Noida Authority / Noida news