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‘More police patrolling needed’

"It’s a good residential colony in terms of basic services but certain issues vex us," says Harinder Singh, resident, sector 82

realestate Updated: Mar 14, 2013 18:58 IST

I have been residing in Swarnim Vihar, a duplex and HIG housing society of Noida Authority for the last eight years. I retired in Saharanpur, and came to live with my son and daughter-in-law.

It’s a good residential colony in terms of basic services and layout plan. But there are certain issues don’t let us live peacefully.

One of them is the common entrance and exit for residents of lower income group flats. There are around more than 1000 LIG flats and as per the initial plans of the colony, they were supposed to have a separate entrance and exit.

Unfortunately they have closed that route and diverted all the traffic to our side. This has posed a threat to our peace and security. Hundreds of school buses, autos and commercial vehicles enter and exit from our gate.

We also have an alcohol shop in the Sector 110 market where anti-social elements gather and create problems for women residents. Liquor shops should not be allowed near residential colonies. I suggest more police patrolling to boost the confidence of the residents.

As I am an old man, I think the sector roads should have zebra crossing with traffic signals to enable people like us to cross the road safely.

I hesitate to go out of the colony for any work because people often break speed limits and drive madly. In the last few years, the population density of the neighboring sectors has gone up resulting more traffic on the roads.