I'puram: 'No Work No Vote' campaign forces GDA to begin Mall Road work

By Ashish Srivastava
Photo: City Spidey
Posted: Mar 28, 2019

The 'No Work No Vote' campaign has finally made the noise and compelled the authority concerned to bow to the basic demand of the residents of Ahinsa Khand (AK) II, Indirapuram.

The continuous efforts of the residents have finally paid off as the construction of the Mall Road has finally started.

The Ghaziabad Development Authority on Wednesday took to Twitter to share this piece of news with the people of the area.

SK Panda, a resident of Gulmohar Residency, a high-rise in Ahinsa Khand II, claimed it a victory of the residents.

"From complaining to VK Singh, MP from Ghaziabad to offering memorandum to GDA Vice Chairperson Kanchan Verma, we did all. And finally, it paid off!"

Two weeks ago, after being fed up with “apathy and incompetence” of the GDA in completing ongoing development projects to lay sewers and Ganga water supply pipeline in Ahinsa Khand II, over 25,000 residents of the area pledged to boycott voting in the upcoming general elections.

Owing to a continuous delay in finishing in the projects, the residents of Ahinsa Khand II were forced to use dilapidated Mall road for the past one year.

The Mall Road connects 22 societies and over 40,000 residents of AK II to the other parts of the city. But for the past many months, the road has been in a state of chaos.

However, the road will be dug up again as the joining of augmented sewer line and water pipeline is yet to be done.

"But only that portion where the joint chambers of the two lines are located," told RP Singh, executive engineer of enforcement and engineering division of GDA in Indirapuram.

Singh also told the remaining work of joining the lines to the societies would be over by April-end.

Meanwhile, the humble residents thanked the civic body for finally listening to their problem.

"Even it's after our pressure, but still, I want to thank GDA officials for their efforts," said Jayati Jain, a resident of Rishabh Cloud 9, a high-rise in AK II.

When City Spidey asked if they are willing to vote now, residents smiled and responded in affirmative. Well, a sigh of relief for the contestants!

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