Srikant Tyagi’s Grand Omaxe Society is once again in the news. This time the reason for the discussion is the action taken by the Noida Authority against the illegal construction and encroachment made inside the society. On Friday, the Noida Authority removed illegal construction and encroachment from this society. Prior to this action, the authority had given 48 hours to the people of the society so that in the meantime they can remove the encroachment and illegal construction from the front of their houses themselves. But the society did not remove the illegal construction and encroachment even after the ultimatum of the authority, then the officials of the authority came to remove it with bulldozers. However, the authority officials had to face a lot of opposition from the people of the society before this action. The people of the society have sat on a dharna against the authority, they say that if the encroachment of the society is to be removed, then the authority will have to take its bulldozer over them. NewsBust talked to the people of the society on this whole issue.
During a conversation with NewsBust, a woman living in the society said that we are only demanding that we will be given 10 days time to remove the encroachment. We want to resolve this entire issue legally. The people living here do not even know when the bulldozers will run. It is not known when the authority came, when the videos went away. The authority should have been given notice before taking any action. There is nothing illegal in this society. The people of the society have put a sheet on a temporary basis. This sheet has been lying around for ten years.
The authority has even taken money from the ground floor owners for this. I have been living in this society for ten years. Another woman living in the society told NewsBust that we did not even get any notice from the authority, nor were we told anything. Also, no officer of the authority has even spoken to the people of the society.
Another woman named Yogita said that I too have been living here for 10 years. We have not taken a house in this society without permission. We have a registry, the authority has been given money for this. I live on the ground floor, approval has already been taken from the authority for putting up the shed. The shed has also been put in the same way so that if something falls from above, no one gets injured. This has happened many times. Why would we remove those sheds in 48 hours? When we have taken approval from the authority for everything. This is our house, why should we remove the shed. We are not going to leave here. And will not let anything happen to your homes. We will be sitting here for as long as it takes.