Seeing hindrances in its ongoing monsoon preparedness works, Noida Authority served notices to residents' bodies of many sectors asking them to clear illegal occupanies over the drains.
As many as fifty Residents Welfare Associations (RWAs) from sectors like 19, 20, 27, 44, 50, 51, 99, and 100 were
asked to clear illegal occupancies over drains in a stipulated period of time.
Maximum portion of these drains, which are along the 18 or 12 meters wide internal roads of the mentioned sectors were illegally occupied by many allottees.
They had put ramps illegally over these drains for movement of cars inside the societies. They had also covered major part of drains for putting DG sets over them.
Due to these problems, the ongoing monsoon preparedness works in these sectors has been hampered. SPS Yadav, project engineer with work circle-3, Noida Industrial Development Work, said, “These drains are chocked and can't be cleaned until cemented ramps are cleared and DG sets are removed from there.”
He told that these blockages are major reason due to which waterlogging happens on the roads during the monsoon. And then, residents complained that the cleaning was not done causing rainwater flood on roads.
Sanjeev Kumar, secretary of RWA, Sector 51, told that their works are intended to bring relief to the residents and asserted that people should understand that it necessary to avoid waterlogging during rains.
Considering this, residents are being informed that they should remove DG sets off the drains so that they are cleaned. He said, “Residents should cooperate with the officials for freeing these blocked drains.”