Two days after the senior superintendent of police (SSP) met residents of newly-developed highrises in Gaur City, the city police on Tuesday removed encroachments from roads in the area.
On Sunday, SSP Kiran Sivakumar had held a meeting with the residents of Greater Noida West where a large number of residents had turned up with complaints. They had raised issues of traffic jams at Gaur roundabout and rising cases of burglaries and encroachments in the area, among others.
The SSP had promised to act on all the issues highlighted.
“On Tuesday morning, the local police came with bulldozers and razed illegal constructions near GC 4 and GC 10 societies. These encroachments were a perfect cover for burglars who often target flats that are locked,” said Abhishek Kumar, president of New era flat owners welfare association (Nefowa).
The SSP has also sought a list of complaints from residents of highrise societies in the area.
“The residents are requested to call a monthly meeting with the local police station in-charge to discuss problems and also share details of any suspicious activities in their vicinity,” Sivakumar said.
Residents said they are compiling such a list and will submit it to the police soon.
“The primary concern is to stop crime and decongest the roads. We are happy that the police are acting so promptly. We will be submitting a list of complaints soon,” said Shweta Bharti, general secretary, Nefowa.
In the last five months, more than a dozen cases of burglaries were reported from highrise flats in Greater Noida (west). In addition, traffic at the Gaur roundabout in the area was often choked due to illegally-parked trucks and autorickshaws.
“Makeshift eateries and grocery shops have encroached upon the roads in Gaur City. Many people often park their cars in front of these eateries. Women too often complain about drunken people roaming about on the roads. Now that the encroachments have been removed, women can move around the colony safely,” said Amarjeet Rathore, a resident of Gaur City.