On April 11, the residents of Gautam Budh Nagar will step out to cast their votes and elect their Member of Parliament (MP) for the next five years. Of course, they will do so with lots of expectation and they will expect the elected MP to fulfill their demands in next five years.
The people, who have found their dream homes in high rise societies at twin cities of Noida and Greater Noida, will definitely expect better infrastructure with facilities like better roads along with robust transport system for daily commute.
However, there are scores of people as well who have been eagerly waiting for the possession of their dream homes in the past. They are also having high hopes from the next MP to act in this regard. They have been running from pillar to post to get their homes.
For instance, nearly 45,000 flat buyers of Amrapali housing projects have been doing just everything to get possession of their flats without any success in last few years.
Besides this, there are many other issues which have been affecting the residents of high rises. Rising crime with fearlessly roaming bike-borne snatchers has been a major concern for the residents. In past few years, crime cases like chain, bag and mobile snatching against women have surged unabatedly.
Hence, talking to City Spidey, many women said that the improvement in law and order will be one of the main demands of the residents in this election.
Shweta Bharti, a resident of Antriksh Apartments in sector 78 in Noida said surroundings of newly-built high rises have become vulnerable to snatching incidents. There may be many issues which people want to get resolved but law and order must be a main demand of both men and women.
“In last one and a half year, more than dozen women have become victims of snatching either at the gate of their societies or at nearby locations. Many women have started leaving their mangalsutras and ear rings while going out of their societies. We must raise our voice against it otherwise it will get worse,” she said.
Priyanka Singh, a resident of Paramount in Noida Extension said, “The situation is very bad. Snatching incidents have been reported even from the gate of the society. I had gone through this experience last week when two bike-borne assailants snatched my bag.”
“It’s not about me or any other individual woman living here. Many other women have also gone through the same fate. Of course, the local police visit after the incident but same thing happens on the other day,” she added.
Bharti Jaiswal, a resident of Arihant Arden in Greater Noida West said, “I have observed that there is no security for women outside our society. The bikers’ gang targets them when they are at main gate ready to pick for her kids from school bus.”
Expressing her concern on snatching incidents, Jaiswal further said, “Sometimes, I feel like leaving mobile and purse at home as it attracts the snatchers. There should be frequent patrolling of police in these societies. Small shops are open on the roads where you don't know what type of people are standing and observing your movements.”
Sambhavi, a student of Amity University who will be voting first time in upcoming general elections too believe that women security and law and order should be the key issue of residents while they cast their votes. “People talk a lot about women security and the fact which I have noticed is that when the election comes they forget all core issues. We get power once in five year to decide our leader in five years and that power must be utilised smartly for building safe and better living.”