The Noida authority is all set to begin a mega demolition drive to raze illegally constructed farmhouses on Yamuna floodplains after finishing all authorized formalities as directed by the Allahabad excessive courtroom.
On June 21, 2022 the Allahabad excessive courtroom, in response to a petition, had directed the Noida authority to serve particular person notices to farmhouses homeowners and handle their grievances earlier than demolition.
The Noida authority chief government officer Ritu Maheshwari mentioned they’ve heard and resolved all functions filed by farmhouse homeowners paving the way in which for the demolition of illegal buildings.
“Since now we have resolved all functions filed by the farmhouse homeowners, as directed by the Allahabad excessive courtroom, we are going to begin the demolition drive soon. We now have sought enough police help for the drive and the Yamuna riverbed and floodplains shall be rid of all types of illegal constructions. As soon as we get enough police drive and assist from different businesses, our drive will begin,” mentioned Maheshwari.
The authority, in Could 2022, demolished at the least 130 farmhouses as these had been constructed allegedly with out map approval.It was this demolition that prompted 9 homeowners of such properties to method Allahabad excessive courtroom. The homeowners knowledgeable the courtroom that they weren’t served particular person notices, nor given correct time to reply and be heard earlier than the demolition, violating the pure justice provisions. The excessive courtroom on June 21, 2022, directed the farmhouse homeowners to file functions earlier than the Noida authority to give them a good listening to and resolve the problems as per the legislation.
The primary order on June 16, 2022, had directed the authority and different events to preserve established order for 20 days till the authority addresses the issues of farmhouse homeowners. These 9 petitioners additionally had raised a priority about unsigned public notices being put up exterior the farmhouses earlier than demolition drive.
“As now we have given them a listening to as per the legislation, the authority is prepared to release the riverbed. As per legislation, no construction can come up on a river mattress,” mentioned Maheshwari.
In accordance to the authority, there are at the least 2,000 farmhouses constructed on floodplains flouting norms.
“All farmhouses want to be demolished and the authority should file an FIR towards all of the constructing homeowners who dump waste into the river, thereby polluting groundwater and air as effectively,” Umesh Kumar a social activist.