To curb thefts, Noida’s Purvanchal Silver City RWA increases securitynoida Updated: Apr 19, 2017 23:49 IST
Guards are stationed here round the clock.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Security and safety of an area is primarily the responsibility of the police, but not so Purvanchal Silver City complex. Here, the residents themselves have put in stringent security measures to reduce thefts and snatching incidents that are rampant in other parts of the city.
The elaborate security arrangement at Purvanchal Silver City, which include frisking, CCTV camera surveillance and round the clock deployment of security guards, has ensured the safety of over 2,000 people residing in the complex.
Founded in 2008, the residential complex has a total of 644 flats in 17 towers. Residents claimed that their security arrangements are stellar and every resident and visitor was thoroughly checked at the gate.
“We have been maintaining the residential society after the builders handed over the management to us. We have ensured that our complex is crime-free. Rarely, do we see car or bike theft here,” said Uday Shankar Sharma, president, RWA.
“Every house help, driver, washerman or gardener, who is employed inside our complex, gets an identification card for security purposes. They are frisked properly before they are allowed to enter the society. We do not allow visitors to park their vehicles inside and each one of them gets a gate pass after proper verification. The residents have been given vehicle passes and CCTV cameras ensure that we keep a track of every visitor,” Shankar said.
The society has a single park which is beautifully maintained by the RWA with lush greenery and swings. Even the pavements are maintained by the RWA with hedges and flowering plants.
“We have tried our best over the years to provide a hospitable, homely environment to the residents of Purvanchal Silver City,” said Manish Sharma, general secretary, RWA.
The RWA also maintains a library that is open to residents of all ages.
“The library functions in the basement of the building and we have thousands of books pertaining to different genres to suit people of all ages and interests,” said Tapas Nandi, executive member, RWA.