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Noida locals take civic battle to court

delhi Updated: Oct 12, 2008 22:18 IST
Kapil Datta
Kapil Datta
Hindustan Times
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Unable to bear the indifferent attitude of the authorities, the Federation of Noida Sector 62 Residents Welfare Association has decided to file a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking proper civic amenities and adequate security in the area.

Over 50,000 people reside in around 12,000 apartments in 55 residential complexes in Sector 62. “The federation has decided to file a PIL as several meetings with the Noida Authority and senior police officials have not yielded results.

Residents are feeling insecure,” federation president S.M. Singh told Hindustan Times.

Singh said there was no waste collection system in the area and garbage was thrown on the roadside, posing a threat to health.

“The authority should have put two waste collection bins outside each apartment — one for biodegradable and other non-biodegradable waste," said Singh, adding there had been unabated breeding of mosquitoes leading to many dengue cases.

On the security of the area, Singh said: “Though internal apartment security and safety has improved with introduction of cards for domestic servants and regulation of visitors’ entry, residents feel insecure once they are out on roads.”

He said chain, purse and mobile-snatching incidents had risen considerably in the sector.

Encroachments are a major security threat. Antisocial elements roam around in the guise of vendors.

“Recently, one society member was assaulted by a vendor when he asked him to remove the unauthorised vend from outside the society gate. An FIR was filed at the Sector 58 police station, but no action was taken," Singh said.

Potholed roads are a major problem. "Bad roads damage tyres and vehicles. New roads too have been washed away at places because of the rain," said Singh.

The Noida Authority, however, claimed fogging was done regularly in the area. It said waste collection bins would be set up soon.

The police said patrolling in the area had been intensified.