Residents of Princely Estate, a high-rise in Noida's Sector 76, on Sunday lodged a complaint with the authorities concerned seeking action against the obsolete diesel generator (DG) sets, causing pollution.
Govind Sharma, the complainant drew the attention of district administration and pollution control boards of the state of Uttar Pradesh and the Centre by posting a video clip on Twitter. He tagged all the related authorities urging them to initiate action against it. It had also been shared with the competent authorities seeking their attention citing environmental issues. The video shows a thick smoke emanating from the DG sets.
Govind Sharma told City Spidey that he took the issue with the pollution control board and have continuously been following it with them. "Sadly, an action in this regard is yet to be taken," he added.
Ravi, another resident of the society, told that he had also submitted a complaint against it in the past but an appropriate action is awaited. He further said the builder hired these DG sets for providing power supply whenever there was a power outage in the society.
"A few months ago, these sets were to be removed from the society by the private agency, which rented them out, because it was not getting the service charge from the builder. However, residents of the high-rise then came out and agreed to pay the agency," Ravi added.
"We also raised the issue with the department concerned urging them to instruct the developer for making exhaust pipes for the DG sets but the developer refused to do so." he further said.
City Spidey tried to contact Anil Singh, regional officer with the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) but his phone was out of coverage area.