Even as they pay a hefty maintenance charge every month for their expensive flats in an upmarket residential location, residents of Raj Nagar Extension have to face many a civic and infrastructure related problem on a day-to-day basis. They met officials of the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) on Monday and handed them a memorandum of their outstanding demands.
Sounding a warning on the GDA, Raj Nagar Extension Apartment Association said if the civic body does not wake up to their grievances, they would be left with no option but to start a full-fledged agitation.
Joint Secretary of the association, Dharmendra Chaudhary, told City Spidey that the newly-developed residential colony does not have the infrastructure it was promised. Road network in the entire area is in a bad shape. While there is no effort to rejuvenate and maintain the existence roads, road connectivity to many locations in the area is non-existent.
Pramod Dhankar, secretary of the association, drew the attention towards sanitation problems the residents are facing. He said with most of the drains uncovered and full of silt, the 30 societies that come under Raj Nagar Extension are in a sanitation mess.
What is more, there is no exit route for the sewage water. The GDA has yet to take a decision on installing a sewage treatment plant (STP). Till the STP comes into existence, he said the sewer sanitation problem would persist.
Raising the issue of long and frequent traffic jams on the Raj Nagar Extension circus, the association underscored the need for a flyover. A flyover alone can mitigate the situation, they averred.
Officer on Special Duty (OSD) with the GDA, Dharmendra Pratap Singh, assured the resident body that the construction of the flyover will start next month. As for construction of roads and other infrastructure, he said, the authority will take up these on priority basis.