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Park, old age home in Noida Sector 62 to miss Jan deadline

The Noida authority, in August 2016, had started work on a Dada Dadi Park and an old age home for senior citizens in B-block of Sector 62.

noida Updated: Oct 22, 2017 22:16 IST
Vinod Rajput
Vinod Rajput
Hindustan Times
The land for the park and the old age home is located near the campus of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Sector 62.
The land for the park and the old age home is located near the campus of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Sector 62.(Sunil Ghosh/HT File Photo)

Dada Dadi Park and an old age home for senior citizens in B-block of Sector 62 are not expected to be completed by the scheduled deadline of January 2018, as electrical work is yet to be started. The Noida authority is yet to select a private agency for doing electrical work in the building.

The Noida authority, in August 2016, had started work on a Dada Dadi Park and an old age home for senior citizens in B-block of Sector 62. The project is spread on 4,200 sq m land. The land for the park and the old age home is located near the campus of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Sector 62 and the civil structure of the five-storey building is ready and finishing touches are being given.

“We have completed 85% of the civil work in this five-storey building meant for Dada Dadi Park and old age home. However, the tender for the electrical work could not be processed because private agencies are not applying to take up the job. The authority will again issue a tender to hire an agency for doing electrical work on the project,” PK Garg, project engineer of the Noida authority, said.

Officials said that the facility is expected to be ready by mid-2018 if the private agency for the electrical work is selected soon. “We will finish civil work by January 2018 for sure. Meanwhile, the process of issuing tenders for electrical work will be on. We hope it is done as soon as possible so that the building will be ready,” said Garg.

Officials said the park and the old age home will be dedicated to elderly people who do not have a place in stay in this city. Many senior citizens are abandoned by their children and they are left with no place to stay in. This place will be dedicated to these needy people, officials said.

However, the authority officials said it will not run this facility.

“The authority will hand over this facility either to the Uttar Pradesh government once the project is ready or to an NGO managed by social activists. Those who are running the NGO can manage this facility and donate money for its functioning as well. Socially active people can form an NGO and take over the management of this facility to help the needy. The authority does not want to spend funds to run this after it is ready,” said Garg.

He said that people who want to support and contribute to the elderly people will be encouraged to run the facility.