Amidst the norm of rallying, sloganeering, and fasting, a new kind of protest was seen in Golf Links township on Sunday where hundreds of residents organised a community feast (bhandara) and prayed for resipiscence of Landcraft Developers Private Limited, the developer of the society. The township falls adjacent to National Highway (NH) 24.
The residents have alleged that the developer is closing a 150-meter long and 21-meter wide road which connects Ghaziabad to the township.
"This is a way for 1500 families to enter the city," told Gaurav Gupta, a resident of the society.
According to others, a residential project is going to come up on the place of the road forcing the residents to use alternative ways to get out of society.
"We would have to use mud ramps to get on to NH 24. It is not only dangerous but would add to the traffic jam," Gupta added.
Residents also said that during the time of purchase of flats in the society, the road was mentioned in the sales brochure.
Gupta also said that the residents had approached the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) and state administration for this matter but to no avail. "Builder has political connections, that is why the authorities concerned are not taking action against him," Gupta added.
The residents have been peacefully protesting for the last three weeks against the move of the builder. Besides, a case is also being heard of the disputed road in sessions court of Ghaziabad.