If you live in Noida, you can now lodge your FIRs via WhatsApp

Police stations in Noida are all set to lodge FIRs via WhatsApp. The move comes after several complaints were made that the city police doesn’t pay heed to petty crimes such as snatching, vehicle theft, and purse and mobile theft. The move is expected to rule out police resistance while lodging FIRs.

An online FIR facility was first started some time back. Now lodging FIRs via WhatsApp takes it a step forward.

The complaint can either directly be typed in as a message on WhatsApp or a photograph of the handwritten copy of the complaint sent as an image. The complainant must also mention the time and date of the incident, the location, his or her full name, the police station, the district, his or her nationality, their mobile number, email ID and Aadhar number. Foreign nationals will also have to attach photographs of the first and last pages of their passports.

The number 9454401003 has been released on behalf of the police for lodging an FIR via WhatsApp. Complainants can also call 0522-2334340 and 4943707 to learn the status of their complaints.

The complainant will be informed within 24 hours of lodging the FIR about the status of the complaint. The complainant is required to send a valid ID proof along with the complaint.

Complaints made via WhatsApp will be received at the technical office in Lucknow and not at the district-level office. The complaints will then be transferred to the relevant police station and a report will reach the Lucknow office.

Luv Kumar, senior superintendent of police, Gautam Budh Nagar, said that the service has already started at the district level and complaints are being sent to relevant police stations from Lucknow.

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Noida Authority to float a second tender for construction waste

Noida Authority is going to float a tender to select an agency for treating the construction waste of the city. In terms of solid waste treatment, fifteen agencies made presentations on October 7 and the authorities are now on the verge of finalising a couple of agencies among them. Noida local news

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RK Mishra, Additional CEO of Noida Authority told City Spidey that the process of identifying and finalising an agency to treat construction waste is relatively tougher. “We floated a tender and invited applications from October 5. However, till now only one company has applied. We are looking for atleast two more applications and hence shall float the tender again,” Mishra said.

So what are the parameters for selecting an agency for waste treatment? “Ideally it should be an agency that can leverage the latest technology and share the revenue generated from recycled waste. In terms of solid waste management, we shall soon complete all the selection formalities and announce the name of the agencies,” Mishra added. Apartment management system

For treating both solid waste and construction waste of the city, the Noida Authority is developing a small waste treatment plant in Sector 123.

“The landfill site in Greater Noida’s Astoli region is not ready to treat solid waste from Noida and Greater Noida. Therefore, we are working to develop a small waste treatment facility in Sector 123,” Mishra said.

Noida: Angry buyers of the Amrapali Group drummed their dissent today

Today hundreds of angry buyers of the Amrapali Group who have been struggling to get possession of their apartments had staged a unique protest to jolt the state and central government into action. In the course of their protest march named ‘Dhol Bajao Sarkar Jagao’, the participants had played drums while walking from the Sector 18 metro station to the Sector 16 metro station of Noida. The protest march finally concluded at Gate No 2 of the Sector 18 metro station. Needless to say, this drum led protest had disrupted traffic along the entire stretch from the Sector 18 metro station to the Sector 16 metro station. Noida News

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According to the agitated buyers, before the state elections BJP MLAs had assured them that if BJP comes to power the state government would help the entire buyer fraternity that is struggling to get possession of flats. However, today after six months of the Yogi Government, nothing has been achieved in terms of this pronounced mandate.

KK Kaushal, a buyer told City Spidey that this drum protest envisages to remind the state government about their promise and also put pressure on both the state and central governments to take the necessary action that would compel the builder to hand over possession. “All buyers want their flats at the earliest and are very uncomfortable with the developer’s ploy of trying to declare itself bankrupt,” he added.

“Many buyers of Amrapali’s residential projects had reached the Supreme Court to file a PIL against the insolvency declaration,” Kaushal said. “If the builder-buyer issue has to be solved by the court then why did we choose this government, which made a host of fake promises to us,” he questioned. Apartment management software

The protestors also carried candles in the march as a symbol of their hope for justice.

According to the buyers, they have paid almost 90 percent of the total price of their respective apartments while booking it in 2009-10. On August 12, buyers had started an indefinite strike outside the Amrapali Group’s office in Sector 62. However, today only the buyers hailing from the senior citizen category are continuing this strike. On September 14 an eight-member buyers’ delegation of Amrapali Group had met urban development minister Suresh Kumar Khanna in Lucknow. The local MLA Pankaj Singh had also travelled with the delegation. Several BJP leaders had come to meet the buyers but no outcomes had been achieved.

 

Hyde Park society residents up in arms against builder on maintenance charges

Residents of Hyde Park society in Sector 78, Noida, on Sunday held a demonstration against the high maintenance charges the builder is charging.

Accusing the builder of failure to provide services such as clubhouse, badminton courts and the like, residents said that their several mails to him reminding him of the services failed to evoke any replies. Neither was the builder providing these services as per the agreement, nor was he telling them as to when they could expect the services to start.

The builder had allotted the flats to residents in 2015 but the crucial compliance certificate was not yet secured from the Noida authorities, the residents alleged.

Trouble between the residents and the builder escalated after some residents stopped payment of maintenance charges. The builder stopped services of plumber, electrician, carpenter and garbage collection from October 1. All attempts to reach the builder and resolve the issue amicably failed.

As a mark of protest, the residents dumped garbage in the office of the builder.

Satendra Kumar, one of the residents, said “the builder has received only part compliance certificate from the Noida authorities and hence maintenance charges should apply only after the final CC is obtained”. He justified the stance of the residents saying that several facilities promised by the builder in the contract were yet to materialise.

The quality of construction was also very poor, he alleged, citing an example of a lift in K Tower that broke down. A month ago, one of the balconies in G Tower also fell down. The outside wall plastering was already peeling off and there was lot of seepage inside flats, he said. Waterlogging in the basement was causing its own problems.

Unfortunately, complaints against the builder with city magistrate, district magistrate and SSP failed to have any impact and no official was willing to act, he alleged.

Amrapali Group buyers to take to dhols to jolt the government into action

To make themselves heard, irate buyers of Amrapali Group will conduct a rather unique protest tomorrow. Beating dhols, the protestors will start from Sector 18 Metro station and end at Sector 16 Metro station.

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The protest, dubbed ‘Dhol Bajao Sarkar Jagao’, envisages to awaken both the state and central government out of their slumber, claim participants.

KK Kaushal, a buyer of Amrapali Dream Valley, told City Spidey, “Before the elections, the BJP government had promised all GB Nagar buyers that if they come to power, they will help all dissatisfied buyers. However, even after six months of the Yogi government, nothing has changed for the buyers,” Kaushal added. Apartment management software

“Amrapali buyers have even reached the Supreme Court to protest against the builder’s insolvency plea. The builder is trying to declare himself bankrupt. If  he is allowed to do so, the earnings of our lifetime  shall be lost,” Kaushal said.

“Anyway if the builder-buyer issues are solved by the court, why should we choose this government who made a whole lot of fake promises to the buyers!” he lashed out.

According to buyers, 80 to 90 per cent of the flat money has already been paid to the builder in 2009-10. Therefore without possession, buyers  have been suffering since the last seven years.

On August 12, Amrapali buyers began an indefinite strike outside the builder’s office in Sector 62.

Then, on September 14, an eight-member buyers’ delegation met urban development minister Suresh Kumar Khanna in Lucknow. Local MLA Pankaj Singh also travelled with the delegation.

Quite a few BJP leaders also met the protesting buyers, but nothing happened.

Noida DM scales up operations against illegal parking

The district administration of Gautam Buddh Nagar will soon start issuing notices to organisations, institutes and hospitals on using footpaths and cycle tracks — or any other public space — to park vehicles illegally.

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District magistrate (DM) BN Singh has ordered city magistrate Mahindra Singh to start sending notices.

The city magistrate has now asked the traffic police and local police stations to prepare a list of educational institutes, malls and other organisation that are illegally using public property for parking despite having their own parking lots.

“Several institutes on the expressway in Sector 62 and other places in the city have been using premises outside their campuses for parking purposes. Illegal parking leads to unnecessary traffic issues,” explained the DM. Apartment management software

The notice will ask the organisations to vacate illegally occupied parking spaces within 15 days.

The DM also emphasised that the notices will be sent under Section 133 (conditional order for removal of nuisance) of the CrPC. “If the organisations continue to park illegally, we can also initiate FIR against them,” Singh added.

Noida Authority has also been roped in by the DM for identifying places where illegal parking is rampant.

Around 25 notices will be issued to the owners or heads of organisations and malls, authority officials confirmed.

Noida: Integrated waste collection and disposal plant for Sector 137

Residents of Noida Sector 137, a densely populated residential pocket may soon be relieved from the foul smells that are emanating from a temporary land- fill-site. Approximately 15 private agencies have expressed an interest in setting up an integrated waste collection and disposal plant in the city. noida news

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These private agencies have recently given a demo of the project model to top officers of the authority. Incidentally, the city lacks a waste disposal site since its inception around 41 years back. However, now the officials are determined to resolve this handicap. They have identified a 17 acre vacant plot in Sector 121 for the proposed waste disposal plant.

An official with the authority revealed that the emphasis is on solving the waste disposal problem through technology. Though he declined to reveal the name of the company which had presented the best proposal, he did say that the officials are zeroing on a unique concept that does not entail the mandatory segregation of waste into dry and wet.  Apartment management software

In the words of the official, “The agency we are selecting for this waste disposal plant prepares tiles from the waste and generates energy from the gas that is released from the waste.”

The agency, if selected, will be asked to submit a proper proposal for setting up the plant in Noida. It will take about a year to complete the setting up of the plant, the officer informed.