Investing time and money in problem resolution
Residents of housing societies in Indirapuram have been campaigning for installation of firefighting equipment, channelling of Ganga water and regular maintenance of elevators
This is perhaps the only RWA that charges only ₹ 300 as maintenance from its residents. Services for this amount include security, cleanliness and upkeep of parks. The housing society is at least 15 years old and is spread across 50 acres and has over 3,000 apartments.
The RWA is dealing with numerous issues, including parking, multiple gates and security. RWA members have to spend a lot of time sorting out the problems.
Streetlights have been replaced with LED lights and the area remains safe and well lit.
It is a green society in the true sense of the term because cutting of trees is not allowed and the RWA has also begun installing around 200 LED traffic lights. There is a plan to use compost to run park lights in the area.
Residents say manning the numerous gates in the society is a problem. It is also an expensive proposition as every gate has to have guards. A majority of flats do not have lifts. The society has drawn up a plan to install lifts, the cost of which will be around ₹ 75,000 per flat.
Most residents of this society moved in by early 2008. The project is located on a three-acre plot and has 378 flats . About 1,000 people are currently living in the society, which is named Rajhans Kutumb.
Residents of this society want Ganga water to be supplied to the society. Also, the RWA alleges that it has only received a part of the sinking fund and not the full amount from the developer when the project was handed over to it in November 2011.
At the time of handover, there were only two cameras at the main gate installed by the developer. The RWA has ensured that there are now 28 cameras functional in the society with the bandwith to run 60 CCTVs. A new main gate was also changed by the RWA.
The society has been chosen by the Ghaziabad Development Authority for a pilot project on solid waste management which will begin soon.
Cars from outside the society should not be allowed to park near the shopping centre.
This society came up iway back in 2008. It consists of 430 units but only 171 RWA members. Ever since the developer left in 2012, the RWA has had to cope with numerous problems, says Mohit Saxena, a resident.
Once the builder handed over maintenance and other responsibilities to the RWA, three people took charge of the complex. In 2013, a fire broke out in one of the blocks but till date no firefighting system has been installed in the complex, says Saxena.
Another problem faced by residents is that there is no Ganga water supply in the area and their continous dependence on ground water means depletion of a precious resource.
The area does not get Ganga water supply - only ground water. Yet another issue concerns maintenance of lifts. A local vendor was given the maintenance contract for Kuoni elevators and replaced the original parts with local ones. After he left, the elevator company refused to take up maintenance work, says Saxena.
None at all till now.
The maintenance amount should be reduced.