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Sector scan: Silver City II residents demand better policing in Greater Noida

noida Updated: Oct 03, 2016 12:21 IST
Vaibhav Jha
Vaibhav Jha
Hindustan Times
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For the residents of Purvanchal Silver City II, Greater Noida, inefficiency of the authority, encroachments and lack of police presence in the sector are some of the major concerns. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)

For the residents of Purvanchal Silver City II in Pi II sector of Greater Noida, inefficiency of the Greater Noida Authority, encroachments and lack of police presence in the sector are some of the major concerns.

The society is located close to Pari Chowk and houses 624 flats inhabited by 2,500 residents in 16 residential towers.

Lack of safety is the biggest concern

According to residents of the society, past incidents of carjacking and kidnapping have been troubling people for long.

“It can be assumed that woman feel unsafe in this sector after 3 pm even if she travels by car. At least four to five residents of our sector have been victims of car robberies near our society. Sometimes, robbers takes away the car by force and at times, residents are duped. Police seem to lack the acumen in solving the cases,” Anupam Bhowmick, joint secretary of the residents’ welfare association (RWA) of Purvanchal Silver City II, said.

Residents said vehicles are often driven on the wrong side because of inadequate police presence. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)

Residents also said inadequate police patrolling and presence of traffic constables have ensured that the traffic in the area is not managed properly.

“We don’t feel safe outside our sector. Usually cars and bikes are seen driving in the wrong lane, posing risks to other travellers. There is no traffic constable to manage them and this makes matters worse,” SS Bhatanagr, another resident, said.

“There is hardly any police patrolling in our sector and we can never find a PCR van in the vicinity. This shakes our confidence,” Baljit Singh, another resident, said.

Sudhir Tyagi, station house officer of Kasna police station said all police personnel are deployed in the area for patrolling.

“The total strength of the police station is 12 and we have deployed all of them to patrol the area. If residents of any particular sector feel they need extra security, then they can hire additional private security guards. Lack of traffic constables will be looked into,” Tyagi said.

Residents conduct fogging on their own

Residents of Purvanchal Silver City II society said the authority has not conducted fogging despite the escalation in viral fevers. They said drains have not been cleaned either.

“Residents themselves pool money and then the RWA manages to bring people for fogging. Similarly, drains are cleaned by workers we hire. I have never seen the authority conduct fogging or cleaning drains in my society,” Bhowmick said.

RK Dev, general manager (urban services) of the Greater Noida Authority, said, “We regularly conduct fogging according to the schedule and clean drains as well. However, cleaning of drains inside the society has to be conducted by residents themselves.”

Read more: Purvanchal Silver City II: Where RWA performs the role of a civic body