One of the officials from the Greater Noida Authority on Saturday carried out an inspection following complaints made by a group of residents living in high-rises across Greater Noida West regarding illegal encroachment on services lanes and other key issues.
On Friday, residents under the banner 'Media Connect' had approached the authority and sought its intervention. They handed over their demands in written and requested the officials concerned to take immediate action.
"Inspection was not done in any particular area or spot as the situation due to encroachment is almost similar in all the areas. The officer inspected several places, including roads, service lanes and construction materials dumped on green areas," said Amit Sharma, a resident of Gaur City.
In their letter, residents pointed out on a half covered drain which is causing problems to them. Complainants requested the authority to cover this drain before the monsoon arrives. The Greater Noida Authority, in reply, assured people of taking proper measures.
However, residents had made the same demand for covering drain earlier but as per the sources, the authority had turned down the proposal saying covering this drain will be 'against the guidelines of the National Green Tribunal'.
Pathetic condition of services lanes along the societies was another issue the residents had mentioned in their letter.
"Service lanes at many places have been encroached by the real-estate developers and vendors. Services lanes which need to be kept free are being used as parking areas. Hence we had urged the authority to take action against those who are avoiding rules and causing trouble for the general public," said Vivek Raman, another resident of Gaur City.
People have also complained against the 'unruly' builders for dumping building materials on the green belt and making concrete on green areas in the societies.
"The inspection officer had clicked photographs of such places and has assured that notices will be issued to all those who violate NGT's norms," Raman concluded.