Over a hundred residents of Amrapali Princely Estate on Sunday evening staged a protest against shopkeepers for allegedly encroaching open area.
During the protest, residents of the highrise apartments in sector 76 Noida, demanded the removal of unauthorised kiosks that have occupied open areas of society. The residents claimed that the shopkeepers were not clearing the illegal occupancy.
As per the notice given to the shopkeepers, they had failed to comply with the decisions that were taken during a joint meeting of residents and shopkeepers held earlier in February.
During the meeting, the two parties, i.e. residents and shopkeepers, had decided that the local businesses would remove all the illegal construction and encroachment from the area around the complex.
As the protest continued, the residents also claimed that the shopkeepers had blocked the emergency passage and drains, which is causing inconvenience to the residents.
Blocking of emergency passage is going to create an obstruction for the fire tenders at the time of emergency. Speaking about illegal encroachment, residents further explained that the drains are being used by eatery joints to clean utensils over the drain. As a result, the water being used by the eatery joints is flooding the basement parking area and forcing the residents to park their vehicles in the water clogged area.
Residents also said that the Noida Authority has already taken the issue into consideration under which they will clear the illegal structure. But action is still awaited.