Noida's 7X residents worried over encroachment by truck drivers on main road
Residents residing in the 7X sectors are worried about the rising numbers of heavy commercial vehicles lined up at the Hanuman Murti stretch.
In the past few years, Noida's 7X sectors, which include sectors 74, 75, 76 and 78, have witnessed a rise in population in the area. With the passing time, the demand for flats in the area will further increase. But the trucks parked on the main road may affect the buyers' decision, their presence causes inconvenience not only to the residents but to the commuters also.
The residents from sectors 71-79 alleged that they have made several complaints about the trucks and dumper vehicle being parked on the roadside. They alleged that the trucks contribute to air pollution, which is against the norms of the National Green Tribunal.
"Since the truck drivers drive on wrong sides, they lead to heavy traffic jam on the road, resulting in blockage, which further causes inconvenience to the commuters," Brijesh Sharma, a resident of Antriksh Golf View 2 in sector 78 said.
He added that that the trucks who come to the nearby Ready-Mix Concrete (RMC) plant have encroached the road and drivers live on the roadsides.
"The trucks carrying concrete material like granite, cement, e.t.c. have also been causing dust pollution as they are usually in high speed and while taking the U-turn the material falls out," said another resident of sector 78.
Highlighting further problems, the residents said that the area designated for the green belt has merely turned into a place with huge deposits of mud and dust. And, because the road is yet to have an operational street light though 17 electric poles and wiring have been installed, the area is dinge dark.
"People are afraid to head towards that road because they are not sure if it is safe enough to travel on," Sharma added.
A few months ago, the residents of 7X had also approached the manager of the RMC plant, who had given a verbal promise that no trucks would be parked on the roadside but nothing changed.
"In July, the residents had jointly also addressed their issues with the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Noida Vaibhav Krishna," said Giriraj Bahediya, a resident of sector 78.
In their letter, they had demanded a Police Control Room for the area and regular patrolling by the policemen, who will keep a check on the vehicles driving on the wrong sides.