The allottees of Sector 108 are a harried lot. The area has 881 plots spread over four blocks. In addition there are 19 duplex flats constructed by Noida Authority (NA), and some builder apartments' plots too. And except for the NA Duplex flats all the other plots are allotted and under the possession of the owners. In fact, these plots were allotted seven years back, but till date there is no sign of development.
The roads are in bad shape, broken at places and near absent at others. The parks are marked by huge weeds. There is no supply of water or electricity, though for electricity poles have been erected by the UPPCL. As many as 45 houses have been constructed while 250 are under-construction but owing to lack of services the allottees fear shifting here. "I am better off living in a rented flat in sector 19, at least I have all the services here," says S K Mehta.
The sector sorely lacks public transport, despite being situated along the Gautam Budh Expressway. There is absolutely no bus service from here to other parts of the city, let alone neighbouring cities like Delhi, Ghaziabad and Greater Noida though all around this sector the sectors are developed and flats occupied.
"If not direct buses to Delhi and Greater Noida, the authorities must at least connect us to places like Atta, Sector 62 industrial hub, NTPC and Sectors 12-22. In the absence of bus service, even commuting within Noida is a harrowing experience," says P K Vashishtha of Sector 93. "Walking till Expressway is an ordeal," he says.
Lack of markets
There is only one market, in Sector 110 that caters to the all the sectors in this area. "But this market too has just 40 shops, while at least 6000 families are living in this area," says Ramvir Sharma, president, Sector 108 RWA. "The NA can easily develop a market in this sector, we have a plot for this too, but I don't know why it is not being developed," he adds.
"For buying groceries I have to depend on my husband since there are no autos that I can take to the city," puts in Manju Saxena of Sector 105. "There are some villagers who set up market here but they sell very costly," she adds.
No safety and security
The residents also fear for their safety and security. There is no police presence in the area. Considering there is heavy construction activity in the area, police patrolling is the need of the hour. The area falls under Sector 39 police station which is far off from here.
"Theft are rampant, but we avoid complaining since there is no use," says Sharma. "Police presence would instil some sense of security among people. But here there is no patrolling even during night hours," says Manglu Khan, a construction labourer.