After being unsuccessful in getting a positive response from the Noida Authority, the Federation of Sector 62 has sought Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati's help in order to get Metro Rail connectivity and a community centre.
Federation president S M Singh said, "There are more than 10,000 flats in Sector 62 and it has a population of more than 50,000. Besides residential apartments, the sector has hundreds of institutions. Across the NH-24 highway is Indirapuram where more than 50,000 flats have been built up. If Metro is extended till Sector 62, then it will also benefit Indirapuram residents."
"As per the earlier schedule, Metro from Sector 32 was to be extended up to Sector 62. But now, the officials have changed their priority and said that this line will be developed only after the completion of Greater Noida Metro rail project," added Singh.
"If Metro is extended from Sector 32 to Sector 62 which is just 5 km, the traffic chaos will ease and benefit a lot of residents," added Singh. The federation has also asked for a community centre in Sector 62.
Ramendra Singh, a resident of Sector 62 said, "We don't have any community centre, which can be used for social welfare work. RWA faces a lot of difficulties in operating as they have no office, which was proposed to be constructed in the community centre. Residents have requested several times but authority is not ready to take any action in this regard."
Shezad Kureshi, a resident of Sector 62 said, "Metro has become a lifeline of NCR. It has made commuting very easy. We want the authority to extend Metro from Sector 32 to Sector 62."
NP Singh, DCEO, NA said, "The problem of commuters is genuine, but we also have certain limitations. We are working on the development projects according to Master Plan. It is very difficult to make changes in it. However, we are trying our best to improve the public transport system in the city."