Noida chairman to meet authority staff over sanitation, traffic concerns
Officials said that the meeting has been called following the directions of the Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, who said that “people shouldn’t suffer for want of basic civic amenities.”Updated: Apr 28, 2017 22:28 IST
The Noida authority chairman and principal secretary of industrial development department Alok Sinha has called a meeting of all authority departments on Saturday to chalk out a detailed plan to improve basic civic amenities.
The chief executive officer of the authority, Amit Mohan Prasad, will also be present in the meeting at the Sector 6 building at 11am.
“The chairman will exchange ideas with officials on sanitation and traffic, besides other issues. Traffic congestion is a major issue in Noida and he is expected to discuss issues that lead to traffic jams on Noida roads,” Prasad said.
Officials said that the meeting has been called following the directions of the Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, who said that “people shouldn’t suffer for want of basic civic amenities.”
Residents said that besides the poor municipal waste disposal system, traffic congestion is worsening by the day, especially during the peak hours. “We will hold a detailed discussion on traffic problems and chalk out a detailed plan to address the issues,” Prasad said.
Motorists said that haphazard parking, halting of vehicles on main roads and violation of traffic rules by autorickshaws are the major causes of traffic congestion in Noida. “We will try to enforce traffic norms strictly in the future to improve traffic management,” a Noida authority official said.
The health department on Friday also conducted a drive to clean garbage from the roads and dump yards across the city, ahead of the chairman’s visit.
“We cleaned almost all dump yards and spots where waste was lying, with the help of earth movers and dumpers. We did this to ensure cleanliness ahead of the chairman’s visit to Noida,” a health department official said.
However, despite the claims, garbage was strewn on the roads and dump yards of many residential areas, including sectors 19, 20, 21 and 62.
“There is no landfill site for processing municipal waste. As a result, the Noida authority health department staff collect the waste and dump it on any vacant land. This is unhygienic and leads to health concerns in public places,” Bhim Singh of Sector 50 said.
First Published: Apr 28, 2017 22:27 IST