Residents of Super MIG, a residential society in Sector 93, Noida, on Sunday staged a protest against the current wet waste disposal site in a park, demanding relocation of the compact waste disposal plant. They complained that the officials of Noida Industrial Development authority did not intimated them before setting up a shed for wet waste disposal in the sector.
Tanmay Shankar, a resident said, "Though, we welcome the steps taken for waste disposal by the authority but we strongly oppose the current site where a shed has been constructed by them for the same.''
"The authority hastily chose a site for waste disposal in the park where hundreds of residents visit regularly for morning walk and jogging. It is the only park for the residents. There are three to four locations in the sector that could have been chosen for setting up the compact waste disposal plant. But the authority did not do that and demolished walls of the park for turning the location into a disposal site'' he added.
They complained that the authority spent huge sum of amount for revamping the park. Footpaths, greenery and beautification works were carried out recently for the convenience of visitors. But demolishing the wall and footpath for constructing a shed in just a few months shows the kind of planning authority has done which is just wastage of funds.
Dr S K Pandey, another resident said, ''The authority is not putting a shed at vacant plots becasue they say that the part of land is earmark for developing commercial units. Since the shed is temporary and nor permanent, therefore they should have constructed at the vacant plot and not in the park. The authority can shift the shed when they plan to develop the part of land in future.”
Many residents including Gaurav Tripathi, Bhushan Rana, Ajeet Yadav, RP Tripathi, Dushyant Singh and Chitra Bajpai are upset over this. They complained that in case any technicality occurs with disposal plant, they will have to live with stench from the waste.
Gaurav Tripathi said, "The society gate opens toward the current site. It will be very difficult for us to use the gate as the waste will smell horrible. It should be relocated as it will cause inconvenience to the residents of the society