Ghaziabad: FedAOA sends legal notice to GDA over negligence
After repeated complaints, the Federation of Associations of Apartment Owners (FedAOA) Ghaziabad on Tuesday served a legal notice to the Vice Chairman of the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA), citing issues faced by the residents of the area.
The Federation has over 80 apartment associations and residential group housing societies in Ghaziabad with over one lakh residents from Indirapuram.
The legal notice has been served against the negligence of the GDA which led to multiple issues of road cave-in on the road facing the Delhi Public School (DPS) Indirapuram in Ahinsa Khand-2.
The notice has been served by Alok Kumar, President of the FedAOA citing that GDA has paid no cognisance to the written complaints raised against pathetic roads and sewer conditions in the area.
He further said that due to sheer negligence on GDA's end, the road in front of DPS Indirapuram caved-in twice in a span of a week.
Elaborating the matter, the legal notice mentioned, that a portion of the road caved-in on August 6 damaging around 20-25 meters of the road including the adjacent drain which lead to traffic snarl and caused inconvenience to the residents and students of the school.
The federation also alleged that in spite of the written complaints, the GDA did not take any action against the builder but was quick to file a complaint against the protesting residents of the area.
They further have alleged that the engineers working under GDA have misappropriately used the fund of Rs. 211.72 lakhs dedicated toward sewer repair. The given fund was not utilized for the same and over dozens of group housing societies's sewer lines have not been connected to the main sewer.
Talking to CitySpidey, Alok Kumar said, "Last year, we had filed a complaint with the National Green Tribunal (NGT) regarding the issue of sewer and water pipelines. We decided to go the legal way after all our communications failed, and authorities did not resolve our problem."
Kumar told our reporter that the DPS Indirapuram administration also contacted the Federation and said that during the rainy season the attendance ratio falls drastically because of the overflowing of the sewer or road blockage.
Talking about the next step, Kumar said that if GDA fails to give us a satisfactory reply within the next 15 days, the federation plans to file a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) and a writ petition in the court.