Why does Indirapuram need an overhaul of its drains? – NOFAA

Why does Indirapuram need an overhaul of its drains?

In Indirapuram three decades – old drainage system is unable to keep pace with unplanned construction in the township. Most of Indirapuram drains are either choked or disappeared due to encroachments and for want of upkeep on the part of Ghaziabad Development Authority.

Alok Kumar of Fed AOA, an umbrella RWA body, said, “Indirapuram is spread over an area of 1222 acres and the existing pipes, sewer lines and drainage network were laid way back in 1990. The GDA planned the township to be a low population density area, (FAR) due to which more societies have come up and the population has risen to.” 

“The Fed AOA, in 2016, moved to Allahabad high court and subsequently the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to get township’s drainage problems resolved, but except for a few work here and there. On the directions of the courts, he reviewed the drainage problems in Indirapuram and even hired private consultants to prepare a detailed report on the issues. The overhaul of the entire sewer and drainage infrastructure would cost the GDA a whooping Rs 800 crore but will help sustain the township for 30 years. 

Ashish Kumar, a resident of Supertech icon, said. “Along the CISF road, the drain space has been covered completely by commercial establishments with concrete. Drain water finds its way into people’s toilets on the ground floor of societies in low gradient, especially in Ahinsa Khand 2.”

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