Board irons out development bottlenecks
Jan 12, 2013, 01.41AM IST TNN

NOIDA: Several development projects were approved in the joint board meeting of the Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway authorities on Friday. Even though the main focus remained on boosting connectivity and developing industrial clusters, the authorities even attempted to pacify agitating farmers by amending provisions related to land acquisition.

Noida Authority CEO Sanjeev Saran said rapid population growth has led to an urgent need to improve the transportation system. An additional 170 buses, including 20 semi low-floor buses and 50 feeder vehicles, will be started at the cost of Rs 40.5 crore. "The Authority will develop the city bus terminal in Sector 82 on 3.9 hectare with world-class infrastructure," he said.

Concerned over rampant accidents on Noida-Greater Noida Expressway, an Rs 15 crore Intelligent Transport System (ITS) will be installed to monitor and manage traffic flow.

To counter farmers' agitation, the board passed several amendments in the provisions to sort out abadi regularization, disbursement of developed land, enhanced compensation and inherited and non-inherited property issues.

"The land in Gautam Budh Nagar district was acquired in three phase in 1976, 1979 and 1997. Earlier, those farmers whose land was acquired in 1976 were eligible to get 5% abadi land, while those whose land was acquired between 1979 and 1997 were kept out of pool. The board has approved to grant abadi land to these farmers too," said Rajesh Prakash, administrative officer, Noida Authority.

"The minimum size of developed plots to be given to farmers whose land was acquired will be 40sq.mtr. The 5% developed plots will also be given to those farmers who were found eligible for plots below 40sq.mtr," Prakash added.

Around Rs 650 crore has already been disbursed towards enhanced compensation to farmers and the board has approved another Rs 450 crore. For village development work, the engineering department will not need approval from the land records department now.

The number of highrises in the city is expected to increase in the next two years, so there is a need of updated fire safety infrastructure. "The Authority will buy 72m hydraulic machines in case of fires in highrises," Saran said. A 1MW solar power plant will be developed on a 5 acre plot over the Sector 135-152 irrigation drain mainly for streetlights.

NOIDA: Several development projects were approved in the joint board meeting of the Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway authorities on Friday. Even though the main focus remained on boosting connectivity and developing industrial clusters, the authorities even attempted to pacify agitating farmers by amending provisions related to land acquisition.

Noida Authority CEO Sanjeev Saran said rapid population growth has led to an urgent need to improve the transportation system. An additional 170 buses, including 20 semi low-floor buses and 50 feeder vehicles, will be started at the cost of Rs 40.5 crore. "The Authority will develop the city bus terminal in Sector 82 on 3.9 hectare with world-class infrastructure," he said.

Concerned over rampant accidents on Noida-Greater Noida Expressway, an Rs 15 crore Intelligent Transport System (ITS) will be installed to monitor and manage traffic flow.

To counter farmers' agitation, the board passed several amendments in the provisions to sort out abadi regularization, disbursement of developed land, enhanced compensation and inherited and non-inherited property issues.

"The land in Gautam Budh Nagar district was acquired in three phase in 1976, 1979 and 1997. Earlier, those farmers whose land was acquired in 1976 were eligible to get 5% abadi land, while those whose land was acquired between 1979 and 1997 were kept out of pool. The board has approved to grant abadi land to these farmers too," said Rajesh Prakash, administrative officer, Noida Authority.

"The minimum size of developed plots to be given to farmers whose land was acquired will be 40sq.mtr. The 5% developed plots will also be given to those farmers who were found eligible for plots below 40sq.mtr," Prakash added.

Around Rs 650 crore has already been disbursed towards enhanced compensation to farmers and the board has approved another Rs 450 crore. For village development work, the engineering department will not need approval from the land records department now.

The number of highrises in the city is expected to increase in the next two years, so there is a need of updated fire safety infrastructure. "The Authority will buy 72m hydraulic machines in case of fires in highrises," Saran said. A 1MW solar power plant will be developed on a 5 acre plot over the Sector 135-152 irrigation drain mainly for streetlights.
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  • It seems to me as another sham project to usurp public funds.
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  • Another great news

    NEW DELHI: Work on the ambitious Rs 5,763- crore Eastern Peripheral Expressway, with a plan to build it in 400 days, has kick-started after redressal of land acquisition issues, government said today.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi had laid the foundation stone of the 135-km long Eastern Peripheral Expressway with an estimated cost of Rs 5,763 crore in November last year along with Rs 2,274 crore Western Peripheral Expressway

    Read more at:

    Work on Rs 5,763 crore Eastern Peripheral Expressway begins - The Economic Times
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  • This is a bypass for NCR, the traffic will use this road to avoid coming into NCR, this will unclog all roads leading to Noida, Ghaziabad, etc. Is this not a benefit..
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  • Originally Posted by dineshsays
    One should be freely allowed to put his/her point across.

    When I read this - it was exactly what came to my mind also.

    Hindon is now really thin n polluted. Also in summers without rains it practically dries up

    It is not easy to clean rivers up. Mostly industry pollutes it and they are never shut down. See Yamuna - it is so so public and in the eye of politicians and powerful people and media and environmentalists but no has been able to do anything about it

    So I don't think this proposal is logical, especially in the absence of any details on river cleaning, width and depth of river and what to do in long dry periods.

    Let's wait for more news but on the face of it it looks a non starter


    If you are skeptical...it is OK to wait for more info and shape your opinion further. We don't really need to be super excited merely on news and at the same time get into skepticism on hearing the news!

    Remaining positive helps.
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  • Essentially all night time truck/commercial traffic coming from NH8, NH1, Mathura road (in both directions) using and even choking Delhi roads - mostly Ring Road (try venturing to Pragati Maidan side in the night for example) will be asked to use this road and WPE.

    I think overall it is seriously needed both for night time declogging of traffic and pollution as well as managing commercial traffic better.

    People living in NCR and travelling on NHs may remember what a difference various bypasses have made at Panipat, Meerut, Karnal etc etc
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  • I expect a sea change in Noida by mid 2017 when the following projects are up and running on the ground
    Sec 28 to Sec 61 elevated road
    Widening of the bridge in front of mall of india
    Metro from Janakpuri to Botanical Garden
    Noida Greater Noida metro
    Metro from city center to Sec 62
    Widening of NH24
    Eastern express way
    Full opening of various malls like mall of India, Garden Galleria and Logix mall
    Possession of various apartments leading to higher occupancy
    New colleges and universities in Greater Noida
    Chinese and Taiwanese industry cluster in YEW
    New bridge on Yamuna near kalindi kunj
    Barapulla phase 3 direct connectivity from Mayur Vihar to INA
    Connecting DND to Barapulla
    Multiple underpasses
    New power stations getting commissioned in UP leading to more reliable power supply to Noida
    Whew may be I still missed some ..
    I cannot recall any other area having such a high concentration of infra projects.
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  • True.... lots of infra development. .. and all of these r going in right direction and bound to happen.

    Law and order will follow with high occupancy and demands of educated gentry...

    U can say... noida will merge completely in Delhi in another 10 years may b with everything available in d proximity due to demand generated by large educated population. ....
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  • In addition when the old NH2 gets upgraded, there will less pressure of YEW and consequently on Noida expressway
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  • If so many people with ok ok paying capacity will live in noida then the service industry and service sector jobs are bound to be created. There is no question on it. And its a cyclic process there after...

    Daily commuting from noida to delhi and vice versa is comparatively easier and fast in case of noida than gurgaon...

    So noida will not only emerge just as a satellite city of Delhi but also a self sufficient city in its own right.

    Plus lots of people doing jobs in Delhi will live in noida instead. Which is not a phenomena in Gurgaon.

    Noida can be a sustainable city with always be in a good demand..
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  • Originally Posted by jollygood
    I expect a sea change in Noida by mid 2017 when the following projects are up and running on the ground
    Sec 28 to Sec 61 elevated road
    Widening of the bridge in front of mall of india
    Metro from Janakpuri to Botanical Garden
    Noida Greater Noida metro
    Metro from city center to Sec 62
    Widening of NH24
    Eastern express way
    Full opening of various malls like mall of India, Garden Galleria and Logix mall
    Possession of various apartments leading to higher occupancy
    New colleges and universities in Greater Noida
    Chinese and Taiwanese industry cluster in YEW
    New bridge on Yamuna near kalindi kunj
    Barapulla phase 3 direct connectivity from Mayur Vihar to INA
    Connecting DND to Barapulla
    Multiple underpasses
    New power stations getting commissioned in UP leading to more reliable power supply to Noida
    Whew may be I still missed some ..
    I cannot recall any other area having such a high concentration of infra projects.


    If we could also add increased office leasing in Noida...last year it did 2.6 mil sq ft vs 5.9 in Gurgaon. For so many years it is always 40-45% of Gurgaon.

    Of course we have to add plot allotments in noida... Like an Infosys n Adobe etc.Any update on infy?
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  • In order to compare Noida and Gurgaon you need to dwell on their respective histories. Noida started out as an industrial area as an adjunct to Okhla and was purely driven by government. The govt. in their typical bureaucratic style went about creating the infra but did little or no marketing. Gurgaon development on the other hand was purely privately driven, primarily by DLF and then others, they had the providence to offer the MNC companies coming to India, most liberalisation, tailor made office spaces with large floor plates in modern buildings, all this in a friendly atmosphere. Most companies were struggling with the lack of large quality office spaces in CP in 1990s. They had to make do by leasing multiple spaces in different buildings or different floors and this was god send

    This difference is still evident in the way the two sub-cities are run, Noida is a more control environment with the authority involved in developing infra, procuring land and then giving to builders (surely there is lots of grease money changing hands so you are saddled with dubious builders). Gurgaon on the other hand has abdicated its responsibility, there is pathetic infra, all the development is by private developers so you have beautifully developed commercial and residential complexes surrounded with pathetic public spaces, like an oasis in a desert.
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  • That's a fair perspective. Would just also touch on the benefit of the airport for GGN
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  • Originally Posted by jollygood
    In order to compare Noida and Gurgaon you need to dwell on their respective histories. Noida started out as an industrial area as an adjunct to Okhla and was purely driven by government. The govt. in their typical bureaucratic style went about creating the infra but did little or no marketing. Gurgaon development on the other hand was purely privately driven, primarily by DLF and then others, they had the providence to offer the MNC companies coming to India, most liberalisation, tailor made office spaces with large floor plates in modern buildings, all this in a friendly atmosphere. Most companies were struggling with the lack of large quality office spaces in CP in 1990s. They had to make do by leasing multiple spaces in different buildings or different floors and this was god send

    This difference is still evident in the way the two sub-cities are run, Noida is a more control environment with the authority involved in developing infra, procuring land and then giving to builders (surely there is lots of grease money changing hands so you are saddled with dubious builders). Gurgaon on the other hand has abdicated its responsibility, there is pathetic infra, all the development is by private developers so you have beautifully developed commercial and residential complexes surrounded with pathetic public spaces, like an oasis in a desert.


    Totally agree....I wish for more jobs in Noida.
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  • Kakaji; sahab,
    aapke circle main 50+ salaries waale log hain acchi baat hai.
    lekin Noida main b coz of good infra ,lot of NRI,S have purchased and they hardly stay there .
    and there packages are way ahead of your Gurgaon salaries.
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