No pin code, no mail
RENT AND CAPITAL RATES
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.”
With projects priced around 3,500 per sq ft, Greater Noida West holds out hope for first-time buyers