Residents of Ahinsa Khand-II, who were jubilant after the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) sanctioned Rs 7 crore for the development of the area, have been waiting for the work to start.Scheduled to get started in October, there has been no sign of work till date. Residents fear that if not started soon, the funds allotted for this work may get diverted for some other work. "It was our tedious efforts that persuaded the authorities to show some concern towards the development of this area and sanction such a big amount. From roads, sewerage to lights everything has worn out in Ahinsa Khand-II and need urgent attention. However, the work always gets delayed due to unnecessary things," said Alok Kumar, president, Arihant Harmony, Ahinsa Khand-II.
For solving sewage issues, residents have to spend Rs 5000-6000 to call super sucker machines to unblock the sewage. Besides this, poor condition of roads here invites troubles everyday for the commuters. It was also decided that fancy lights will also be installed. However, not a single work out of these three assigned works has started. The representatives of Ahinsa Khand-II along with federation members have taken up this issue over and again with the GDA officials. However, they got only false assurances that the work will start soon. "It took several months to convince authorities to pay some heed towards the development of this area and now we don't want to wait further for the work to start. They have also conducted several surveys in the area through their supervisors and contractors," said LN Garg.
Recently, Sunil Garg of Sunil Garg and Company, which has got the contract of road and drainage by the GDA, visited Ahinsa Khand-II. The meeting was also attended by Ahinsa Khand-II Vikas Manch president KP Tyagi, vice-president JC Panth, secretary Alok Kumar and many other members. When Cityplus asked Sunil Garg about the status of the commencement of work, he said, "The technical aspects of the development work are clear and financial requirements have also been met. Only some contractual formalities are left which we are expecting to get cleared in a couple of days. The work will start soon."