Lack of maintenance and issues such as unfinished projects, traffic congestion and poor cleanliness are some problems that are hindering residents of Sector 62.
The sector is a major hub of multinational firms and educational institutions. Also, there are 20 group housing complexes are located in the sector. The 20 societies in Sector 62 are divided into blocks B and C, each housing thousands of residents.
Besides having various group housing societies, Sector 62 is an institutional hub of the city owing to the Noida campuses of various local universities, number of educational institutions and offices in the sector.
President of Sector 62 residents’ welfare association (RWA) CS Rai said the residents face a lot of difficulties due to the multiple number of projects started by Noida authority near his residential complex, Shaktikunj Apartments.
“There are numerous projects such as the pavement construction and widening of roads, where construction work takes place without any stipulated time limit. Due to these projects, half of the road is occupied by construction workers, leading to traffic congestion. During the peak hour, there is hardly any space for residents to move out in our cars,” Rai said.
“Often, the labourers dump the waste from construction work on the road itself. The encroachment of the road keeps increasing as the construction progresses”, Rai said.
Vinod Sharma of Shaurya apartments in B block of Sector 62 said that the ongoing construction on the Sector 71- NH24 road has increased traffic jams.
“For the last one year, the authority has encroached half of the road for construction work, leading to severe traffic woes. It’s torturous to take out our four-wheelers on the main road. Since Sector 62 is an institutional area, traffic jams increase in the evening hours,” Sharma said.
Project engineer of Noida authority, PK Garg, said, “Every project that is given to a contractor has its stipulated deadline. Sometimes, due to practical problems or due to delay by contractors, the projects get delayed. We will look into the matter of encroachment.”
On the question of jams on the Sector 71-NH 24 main road, Garg said that the construction work on the road will be completed by September 30.
“I assure residents that the ongoing construction on the main road will be completed by September 30. We had to halt the construction due to the monsoon showers,” Garg said.
Lack of garbage collection system is also troubling residents of Sector 62. They said they have complained to the authority numerous times about garbage scattered on the roadside.
“In our telecom city residential complex, there is no system to collect garbage. The sanitation workers in our complex collect the garbage from households but due to lack of a proper space for garbage, it is scattered all over the roads,” Subodh Gupta of Telecom city residential complex said.
However, Saumya Srivastava, deputy chief executive officer (DCEO), believes that RWAs concerned have to be sensitised towards garbage disposal system.
“There is a designated place to dispose of the garbage but the problem occurs when RWAs of societies hire private workers, who collect garbage from households and then dump it on the road. We are planning to meet RWA members of all sectors and sensitise them towards the garbage disposal process,” Srivastava said.