NEFOWA members meet GNIDA CEO; table concerns
NEFOWA members meet GNIDA CEO; table concerns
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NEFOWA members meet GNIDA CEO; table concerns
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NEFOWA members meet GNIDA CEO; table concerns

NEFOWA members and residents of Greater Noida West region today met CEO of Greater Noida Authority, Narendra Bhooshan, to apprise him of the issues faced by residents of the area. 

"CEO of Greater Noida Authority appreciated the fact that for the first time some association has come forward for a meeting with him for common community cause and not for individual issues or complaints. He advised us to send him one issue a day on WhatsApp and he'll forward the same to his subordinates with the timeline for action will be duly shared,” said one of the members, Vikas Kumar, a resident of Panchsheel Greens, Noida Extension.

NEFOWA also requested the CEO to appoint a competent officer to look after the matters related to the UP Apartments Act for the societies.

A member highlighted, “As per building bylaws, a minimum of 6m to16m distance should be maintained within two adjacent blocks or towers. However, this has not been followed in approving projects of Greater Noida West. Building bylaws of GNIDA don't have provision for visitors’ parking, and also most of the projects don't have two separate exit doors" 

Speaking on the matter, the CEO assured that a common building bylaw is being framed for all three authorities of GB Nagar and 10 percent visitors’ parking provision will be included in that framework. 

Residents also spoke about the necessity of a lift act. In response, the CEO said there’s a central lift law that applies to all lifts in any part of India and every lift needs to have an inspection certificate from concerned government authority.

"Surprisingly, even the lifts installed at the Authority office did not have any certificate pasted on them,” said Manish Kumar, a resident in Greater Noida West.

The CEO, when apprised of the same, immediately ordered his subordinates to look into the matter.

In the wake of the Shahberi building collapse, residents have been demanding structure audit of the societies. They also demanded critical details of the project to be updated on the authority website. 

To this, the CEO said a project receives occupation certificate or completion certificate only when the construction is as per the pre-approved plan. If any untoward incident happens, the issuing authority of the OC/CC is to be held responsible.  

Residents also raised concerns like repairing of roads, lack of authority water connection, non-operational STP plants, mechanical sweeping, green belt maintenance, the need for an underpass or flyover at Kisan Chowk, Integrated Grievance Redress System (IGRS) complaints