No pin code, no mail

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The post­man clad in khaki with the quin­tes­sen­tial bag and bi­cy­cle is a rare sight to­day with the world hav­ing grad­u­ated to emails, so­cial media and the fast-evolv­ing courier ser­vices. For the res­i­dents of Greater Noida West, how­ever, he re­mains an elu­sive crea­ture – and that’s be­cause the area does not have a pin code.

While most e-com­merce web­sites are us­ing pri­vate courier ser­vices to de­liver goods or­dered by the new res­i­dents, of­fi­cial letters such as pass­ports and bank cheque books dis­ap­pear or end up in far-flung post of­fices in Noida or Ghazi­abad.

Greater Noida West is sand­wiched be­tween Noida and Ghazi­abad and is lo­cated in Greater Noida. Be­ing a new lo­cal­ity with new residential hous­ing it does not have a post of­fice or a pin code. The near­est post of­fice is lo­cated in Cross­ings Repub­lik.

“Since the area does not have a pin code, it is dif­fi­cult to get pass­port re­newal done or re­ceive reg- is­tered post such as cheque books from banks or Aad­har cards. Due to the miss­ing pin code, res­i­dents have to rush to Noida, Greater Noida (Bis­rakh or Su­ra­jpur) or Ghazi­abad (Chipyana Khurd) or the Ghazi­abad main post of­fice to en­quire about their letters. This has made life dif­fi­cult,” say some of the lo­cals.

When ap­proached, Rama Ra­man, Ceo, Noida Au­thor­ity, said he was not aware of the prob­lem and would look into the mat­ter. He also promised to meet of­fi­cials of the postal depart­ment to sort out mat­ters.

Manoj Gaur, MD, Gaur­sons, when con­tacted, said “This is a small mat­ter. We had ear­lier man­aged to get a post of­fice for Cross­ings Repub­lik, a town­ship close by. It will not be dif­fi­cult to get one for Greater Noida West.”

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PHOTOS: SANCHIT KHANNA

With projects priced around 3,500 per sq ft, Greater Noida West holds out hope for first-time buy­ers

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