An open letter to the UP Government for taking better care of Greater Noida by Former Vigilance Commissioner Shri Sudhir Kumar, IPS Retd
(This e mail has been sent to the following authorities thru e mail by the Author )
1. Chairman, GNIDA
2. Shri Rama Raman (IAS), CEO, GNIDA
As a resident of Greater Noida and a representative of Greenwoods Society, Sector Omega 1, I feel compelled to raise the following issues of public concern for urgent administrative action/intervention:
1. Unauthorised opening through Ansal's boundary wall opposite Greenwoods Society Phase II
In Sector Omega 1, Greenwoods Society Phase II and Gandharva Society are surrounded by a development managed by M/s Ansals. So far, there had been a long boundary wall defining Ansal's perimeter. Over the past two days, it has been noticed that an unauthorised opening has been created through the boundary wall opposite the main entrance of Greenwoods Society Phase II. Our informal inquiries have indicated that some kind of authorisation of the authority has been obtained for this opening/entrance.
In our view, this is a serious illegality which would complicate the safety, security, and traffic movement in the area. This can also lead to similar unauthorised openings by other plot holders in the Ansals development, as well as other societies in the neighbourhood. The authority should intervene immediately to stop the unauthorised construction.
2. Maintenance of Park in Sector Omega 1
The park in Sector Omega 1 renovated recently has several problems which have been brought to the notice of the Deputy CEO, Dr. Umesh Chandra, Shri Tarachand, and Anees Ahmed of GNIDA. The civil and horticulture work leaves much to be desired. The pathway constructed has several defects. The adjoining kachcha area is uneven and dangerous for walkers/joggers. The gate is left open for stray cattle to enter, damage the plants and trees, and create filth on the walkway. The caretaker residing in the shanty outside the park does not accept any responsibility. There is no organised cleaning arrangement and considerable amount of garbage and malba is piled up across the road. Repeated requests for proper systems as also activation of the lighting arrangement has so far failed to yield an effective response. The authority should institute a stable mechanism for proper maintenance and upkeep of this park which is in regular use by residents of over half a dozen
societies in the neighbourhood.
3. Road/roadside maintenance
There seems to be no regular mechanism for road cleaning and clearance of the wild growth on the roadsides. A stable arrangement needs to be ensured.
4. Traffic safety
There is a serious traffic hazard being created by the chaotic parking in front of the canteen next to the Delhi Scottish School. Now that a regular shopping centre (P-3 Green Market) has become operational, this canteen should be closed down and shifted to a safer alternative location.
5. Access to and from Expressway for adjoining areas of P-2/P-3/Knowledge Park
The earlier access to the Expressway from near the civil service society has been blocked on account of the construction of the Yamuna Expressway. Similarly, the exit from the Expressway provided earlier for the Galgotia Institutions, etc. has been blocked. The new routing provided is technically flawed. A formal entry/exit for the Expressway which should cater to the entire P-2, P-3, Knowledge Park areas needs to be freshly examined so that the convenience of a large section of population residing on either side of the Expressway underpass is not overlooked on account of the anxiety to cater to the interest of Yamuna expressway alone. This will avoid unnecessary detours and unauthorised entry.
6. Traffic regulation in Greater Noida
It is high time to take up effective control of traffic violations, i.e. wrong-side driving to take shortcuts, in the interest of safety and civilised driving. Based on the experience gained so far, some important structural changes for safe circulation of traffic also need to be taken up urgently by the authority.
7. Tughalpur sanitation/regulation issues
The main vegetable/fruit market in the Tughalpur village calls for radical measures for clean and civilised shopping. There is considerable accumulation of garbage which should be cleared on a daily basis.
I shall be keenly following the progress of action taken on each of the above issues. I also assure you of cooperation from the resident community.
From: Sudhir Kumar, IPS(Retd.)
(0120) 2395123, (+91) 98100 80668,