Federation of Noida Residents Welfare Associations (FONRWA) has petitioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath demanding extension of centre/state schemes for the city and measures to make Noida a smart city.
“Noida generates maximum revenue in the state, yet there are no central/state government schemes or plans for development like Prime Minister’s Awas Yojna or schemes related to surface transport, roads, power, water etc,” said FONRWA President NP Singh.
“There’s no vision for setting up industries or inviting foreign investments etc. in the city despite there being BJP rule at both the centre and the state,” he said.
In a separate meeting by residents associations of National Capital Region, participants have demanded that Noida be made a smart city.
The members reviewed ongoing development work of Noida and raised pending issues of governance, e-tendering procedural flaws, street lights, parking and traffic mess, encroachment, waste management, regulating electricity bills, water logging etc.
“Governance should follow time-bound targets, standard operating procedures with effective monitoring and feedback system, said Brig (Retired) Ashok Hak convener Confederation of NCR Residents Welfare Associations (CONRWA), Noida chapter.
“For this, short-term action plan should be prioritised with built-in decision making/delegation powers,” he said.