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Monday, Sep 23, 2019

Re-elected FONRWA to focus on Noida Swachh rankings

Newly elected FONRWA president NP Singh said his team’s focus will be to make Noida a Smart City

noida Updated: Jul 31, 2017 23:29 IST
Vaibhav Jha
Vaibhav Jha
Hindustan Times
FONRWA elections were held on Sunday morning and the results declared the same night.
FONRWA elections were held on Sunday morning and the results declared the same night.

Prioritising civic issues and security, NP Singh, re-elected as president of the Federation of Noida Residents’ Welfare Association (FONRWA), said on Monday that his team’s focus will be to make Noida a Smart City.

Singh was elected president of FONRWA, a civil body, on Sunday night with a margin of 15 votes beating rival candidate Sukhdev Sharma. The post of general secretary went to AN Dhawan who was also re-elected. A total of 169 of the 175 registered voters voted in the elections held on Sunday morning. This is the seventh time that Singh has won FONRWA polls since the parent body of RWAs was founded in 2001.

Expressing his happiness over the results, Singh said his team’s focus would be providing public representation in the Noida authority.

“We will be seeking legal and constitutional power for all RWAs in the district so that the public has equal representation in the workings of the Noida authority and the district administration. We want the government to conduct elections for the RWA and treat it as a panchayat body,” said Singh.

Dhawan also focussed on continuing the legal battle to free the Delhi-Noida-Direct (DND) Flyway from private management.

“The case is underway in court and it was only due to FONRWA’s efforts that the toll was removed from DND. We will see the end of this legal fight,” he said.

FONRWA president Singh also said that their focus would be on increasing Noida’s cleanliness index in the Union government’s Swachh Bharat rankings.

“It is my wish to see Noida securing first rank in the Swachh Bharat rankings. We want to turn Noida into a Smart City with clean roads, uninterrupted electricity supply, quality water supply and stable law and order,” said Singh.

On law and order, Singh said FONRWA will continue assisting the police and the district administration.

“Whenever and wherever the police and the administration have failed to ensure law and order in the city, FONRWA has always come forward — be it deploying private guards or installing CCTV cameras. We will continue to do so,” said Singh.

On the issue of recent mob violence in Mahagun Moderne Society at Sector 78, Singh believes it was by ‘Bangladeshi’ immigrants who have been staying illegally in the city.

On July 12, a mob of 300-400 people stormed the society after news that a domestic help was allegedly beaten up and illegally detained.

“The culprits in the Mahagun violence were the illegal Bangladeshis who have been staying under false names. We want to weed out such people from Noida. Strict verification will be done for all helps, hawkers and cleaners who enter our societies,” he said.

First Published: Jul 31, 2017 23:29 IST