Residents’ federation meets GDA officials about removal of height barrier

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad
  • Updated: Jun 30, 2016 22:45 IST
The residents alleged that the barrier was taken down with the use of a bulldozer, in the presence of police personnel.

Residents of Ahinsa Khand-2 in Indirapuram on Thursday met with Vijay Yadav, vice-chariman of Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA), to complain about the removal of height barrier from Pushta road on Monday. The residents alleged that the barrier was taken down with the use of a bulldozer, in the presence of police personnel.

While a height barrier was put up on one side of the road from Pushta to Ahinsa Khand-2 on February 25, the second barrier was installed on June 26 on the other side of the road. However, the barrier installed on June 26 was bulldozed in the evening hours of June 27, residents said.

“A height barrier on just one side of the road was not serving the purpose of stopping entry of trucks into Ahinsa Khand-2. It was after repeated complaints and letters that we got the second barrier installed, on Sunday,” Alok Kumar, chairman of federation of apartment owners’ association (Fed-AOA), said.

“Some people came to the spot with a bulldozer on Monday and pulled down the (newly installed) height barrier in the presence of the Kanavani police post in-charge. This is a GDA property that has been illegally taken down. Hence, we approached the GDA vice-chairman to complain about the issue,” Kumar said.

GDA officials said they will lodge a police complaint against those who have taken down the height barrier.

“The height barrier was installed on the other part of the road, which lies in front of Niho Scottish Apartments in Ahinsa Khand-2, on the request of the residents on June 26. However, it did not even remain for a day and was taken down,” Chakresh Jain, GDA’s executive engineer, said.

“We have asked residents to identify those involved (in taking down the barrier) and give us their names. An FIR will be lodged against them for destroying public property,” he said.

However, police officials refuted allegations that the height barrier was taken down in their presence.

“The police reached the spot after the barrier was taken down. Residents were asked to give a complaint to higher authorities regarding the issue,” Gorakhnath Yadav, station house officer of Indirapuram police station, said.

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