Thirteen dengue cases have alarmed residents of Gulshan Ikebana, a residential society in Sector 143, Noida. Now, they fear that the number may go up as there has been severe waterlogging around the society.
The residents said that they had complained about waterlogging several times to the Noida Authority. But nothing has been done in this regard so far.
As per them, the society's drainage is not connected with the main sewage. The builder has been letting out the sewage water into the green belt around the society for over a year.
The residents also informed CitySpidey that the builder had acquired an occupancy certificate (OC) for the project four years ago from the Noida authority without getting the society's sewage connected with the main sewage.
Narendra Chandel, a resident of the society said, “We have written to the CEO of Noida authority. We also spoke to several officials to get the sewage connected to mainline but received no response so far.”
He added the problem of stagnating water has been there since the society was handed over by the builder.
He continued, “Initially, the builder was discharging sewage water in an unattended plot in front of the society which was owned by DLF. Two years back, DLF raised an objection and the builder started discharging the sewage water in a green belt which killed around 50 trees. Soon, on the complaints of the residents, officials of National Green Tribunal (NGT) visited the spot. The builder then started disharging water around the society.”
Chandel questioned why Noida authority is not connecting the society's sewage with the main sewage. He said the water has now started overflowing on the roads and around the society's premises. It is creating far greater problems for the residents.
As per the documents accessed by CitySpidey, the residents of Gulshan Ikebana have been writing to the authority and their concerned officials since 2015 about constructing/connecting the sewage pipeline with the main sewage but no action has been taken in the last four years on any of the complaints.
CitySpidey tried reaching out to the officials for their comment on the matter but no calls from our end were answered by the Noida authority officials.