RWAs running 25 isolation centres in Noida sectors – ET RealEstate

NOIDA: The RWA federation, in collaboration with Noida Authority, is operating about 25 isolation centres for Covid-19 patients at community centres across various residential sectors.

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath inspected one such centre at the Sector 45 community centre on Sunday. During his visit, the federation urged the CM for vaccination camps in residential sectors.

The centres are equipped with oxygen cylinders, medicines used for Covid treatment, paramedic staff and doctors who are either attached to neighbouring hospitals or are residents, the federation said. “Some of these L1 isolation centres are operating in sectors 12, 19, 34, 48, 49, 50, 82, 93, 100, 119 and 122, as well as Century Apartments and Udyog Vihar, among others. They are of varying capacities ranging from two to 20 beds. We are getting the support of the Noida Authority in refilling of oxygen cylinders at Rs 500 per cylinder,” said Yogendra Sharma, president of the Federation of Noida Residents Welfare Associations (FONRWA).

According to KK Jain, the secretary-general of FONRWA, member RWAs and social organisations have pooled in resources and started these facilities to benefit residents seeking medical assistance in home isolation.

“We have seen painful times in the last 15 days, during which we and many others have lost loved ones. Our member RWAs have done very important work by arranging food, oxygen cylinders, medicines, paramedics as well as doctors at these isolation centres. It’s the local RWAs who have stepped in at times of dire need for residents,” Jain said.

The FONRWA president urged the CM to arrange for vaccination camps to be held in residential sectors so as to reach more residents, especially the elderly and those with comorbidities, as many haven’t been able to get slots for inoculation through the Co-WIN portal. “The CM has assured us of action as the matter is still under consideration. We are in talks with the chief medical officer and hope to find a solution to this soon, as drive-through vaccination drives are not feasible for the elderly and those with comorbid conditions,” Sharma said.

Meanwhile, social organisations such as Challengers Group, a youth body, are providing medicines, oxygen concentrators and ambulance services to residents in villages as well as the economically weaker sections of society in urban areas. “We are trying our best, but it is like a drop in the ocean given the situation in villages, where testing and medical facilities are negligible,” said Prince Sharma, president of the group.



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Extend construction deadline by two years, RWAs write to Uttar Pradesh CM – ET RealEstate

NOIDA: The Federation of Noida Residents’ Welfare Associations (FONRWA) has written to chief minister Yogi Adityanath requesting him to grant an extension of two years on the construction deadline of private plotted houses.

The deadline set by the state government was July 31, 2021, and now the federation has asked for it to be extended to July 31, 2023.

The residents’ body has cited job loss and unavailability of adequate labourers as the reasons for seeking the extension.

“Construction activities for government as well as private housing projects were stopped during the lockdown. Several workers had gone back to their hometowns/villages and that brought everything to a standstill,” Yogendra Sharma, the president, FONRWA.

He added, “We are getting requests from residents of various sectors in Noida seeking an extension for the completion of projects on plots allotted by the Noida Authority. Hence we have written to the chief minister requesting for an extension till July 31, 2020.”

The federation has said that is it not possible to construct the houses within such a short time period now.

“The pandemic has affected us in a big way, especially the lockdowns, which have brought social and economic lives to a standstill. Thus, we have requested the CM to kindly provide some to those owners of plots who wish to construct their houses by extending the deadline,” said KK Jain, secretary general, FONRWA.



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Noida: RWAs raise civic, security and freehold property issues – ET RealEstate

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NOIDA: Various RWAs on Tuesday raised civic and security issues with officials. While sector 34 RWA held a meeting with Rajneesh Verma assistant commissioner of police (ACP) regarding the safety of the sector, Arun Vihar Residents Welfare Association (AVRWA) along with FONRWA members had authority officials visit the sector to look into the problems of water accumulation, sewer overflow, cleaning of drain and disposal of horticulture waste.

Also, even as a senior resident body wrote a letter to Noida authority CEO over the long pending demand of freehold conversion of property in Noida, NCR RWA wrote to petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan over rising prices of petrol and diesel.

“Today, a meeting was held between Federation RWA Sector-34 and ACP Rajneesh Verma regarding the safety of sector-34 where RWA chairman KK Jain raised the demand for increased patrolling, PCR entry at apartment gates and more staff in sector 34 police post. We also demanded installation of barriers on the main entry routes of the sector to ensure Covid-19 compliance to rules,” said Dharmendra Sharma general secretary Federation RWA sector-34.

In Aun Vihar (caters to sectors 28, 29 and 37) Colonel (retd) Shashi Vaid apprised that a team from Noida Authority including OSD Indu Prakash along with officials of health and horticulture department, took stock of the sectors where RWA raised issued of cleaning of drains, pruning of shrubs and trees leading to many outages from their fall on overhead cable during showers, as well as water accumulation and sewer overflow.

“OSD Prakash gave instructions to resolve these issues in a phased manner where it was decided that initially action will be taken to block the ingress of water through the boundary wall and clearance of main drain connected to the main nalla. Also, horticulture waste was directed to be cleared immediately. In the second phase, the possibility of making a drain along the main road and tackling the problem of sewage connection of the motor market will be undertaken,” said Colonel Vaid, chairman AVRWA.

Meanwhile members of Jan Shakti Sewa Samiti (JSSS) a social organisation comprising some very senior residents wrote to Noida Authority CEO Ritu Maheshwari over the long pending demand to convert Noida property to freehold from current 99-year leashold. “A long rigorous follow up of nearly over 10 years by various RWAs and social organizations of Noida for conversion of lease hold land into freehold led to Noida Board finally approving it in its meeting held on November1, 2018 and was subsequently sent to the State government for its final approval. Since then, the residents of Noida have anxiously been awaiting the issuance of the final approval/notification. It’s been nearly two years since the genuine demand of residents await clearance,” said AN Dhawan chief patron JSSS.

Sushil Aggarwal, one of the early settlers of Noida, adds that freehold policy has been in existence in UP since 1995. It is applicable in all major towns of UP and even some of the industrial authorities have allotted freehold land to developers for development of integrated colonies. “With approval from Noida board, the matter should now be expedited from the state government as no district or city in UP has such a clause of 99-year leasehold on property,” said Aggarwal.

Further, the Confederation of NCR Residents Welfare Association (CONRWA) has petitioned to Dharmendra Pradhan, union minister for petroleum and natural gas and minister of steel on the longest ever continuous 21 days fuel price hike of June this year and demand its reversal especially when crude oil prices have fallen internationally. CONRWA cites the far reaching impact of increasing fuel prices where Covid-19 pandemic has already affected job loss, low income of middle to lower middle class and on all corporates, schools, hospitals, means of transportation and industry.



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