The residents of Noida’s Sector 51 and members of RWA carried out cleanliness and anti-encroachment drives in their area on Sunday evening.
The residents cleaned the roads and cleared the garbage from children's park in the area. Calling the drive a ‘huge success,’ the residents said that they even met many people on the occasion and made them understand the need to keep the surroundings clean just like they clean their own houses.
Along with the help of police, the RWA also carried out an anti-encroachment drive against hawkers who operate stalls near VDS market and other places in Sector 51. The residents said that these hawkers not only take away a huge chunk of footpaths and roads but also litter the entire area as they cook food there.
The drive was attended by Sunil Kumar of police department with PCR-16 from Sector-51 chowki. Kumar assured that action would be taken against these hawkers if the situation arises again, said the residents.
“We are grateful for the support given by the police department to keep the area free of encroachment,” said a resident.
Sanjeev Kumar, general secretary of RWA, said, “One of the biggest issues of the area is the illegal parking of buses in vacant plots. A drive was carried out against the offenders at night by chowki in-charge of Sector-51 police station. Buses parked illegally were issued challans. We hope that if the same situation arises in the future, the police will deal with it strictly.”
“Over 15 buses were issued challans for wrong parking. The roads in the sector are meant to be used by the residents and can’t be taken up for parking. We also removed several food kiosks from the area which were creating nuisance for the residents,” the police said.