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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  • NOIDA: Homebuyers whose papers are cleared by the Noida Authority before April 1 will get a four-month extension to get their properties registered without having to pay the 2 percentage point hike in stamp duty.

    Announcing this on Tuesday, S K Singh, assistant inspector general of the UP stamps and registration department, said the step has been taken to take some load off the staff who are working till late in the night. "The four-month reprieve will be given only to homebuyers who execute a registry deed with the Authority by April 1," said Singh, adding that the move is meant to accommodate the maximum number of homebuyers in the registry process.

    The reprieve will not be applicable to homebuyers whose papers are not cleared by the Authority by April 1.

    For a homebuyer in Noida, getting a property registered is a three-step process which includes getting the possession papers from the builder representative, then submitting it to the Authority officials who verify the papers and decide the stamp duty fee after executing a registry deed and then finally getting it registered with the stamps and registration department officials after paying the fee. The entire process takes place in the registry office in Sector 33.

    The rush to register the properties is the result of the state government's decision to hike stamp duty by 2% (from 5% to 7%) for Gautam Budh Nagar. Monday saw 400 registries done at the Sector 33 office, while the average waiting period was about five to six hours, leading to serpentine queues. Still, many people could not register their properties and had to return on Tuesday.

    While everybody is rushing to save the 2% stamp duty, many buyers are complaining of incomplete possession papers with errors in map, details of units, etc from builders leading to further delay. "My unit in Sector 120 has three bedrooms and three toilets, but the papers prepared by the builder shows an additional toilet making the number of toilets to four. Getting the error corrected has led to further delay as builders are making typographical and technical errors due to the current overload," a Sector 121 resident said.

    Another homebuyer complained of wrong map/drawing of his unit with different locations of the bedrooms and entry access to his unit. "It took me two days to get the map of my unit corrected as the builder had not bothered to check his inventory," the resident said.

    Some buyers, who had paid the stamp duty fees in advance, said they were charged extra owing to the sudden, unauthorised increase in floor area by the builder.

    With the registry department working the entire month of March (excluding one day staff holiday on March 24 on account of Holi) the total registries done so far is reported to be around 5,000. As a result, the state exchequer is estimated to have earned a revenue of Rs 100 crore through stamp duty and registration charges.

    According to Rajesh Yadav, additional district magistrate (ADM), Gautam Budh Nagar, a target of earning Rs 172 crore as revenue is earmarked for March. "Going by the rush at the registry office this looks likely to be achieved," Yadav said.

    The pace of the registration process has increased in the last couple of days with about 500 registries being done each day as compared to the earlier per day average of 70-100. "About 35-40 staff members are working day and night to deal with the workload," he said.
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  • Even a 25 Lakh RS property will suck 22500 RS per month from you for 8 years and might remain under construction for that duration.
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  • What does it mean? I am now confused. NA clearance means the OC/CC and possession given to builder/society or something else.
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  • NOIDA: The district administration on Wednesday appealed all home buyers to not to panic for registries as stamp duty is not going to hike from April 1. The appeal has come after some rumours that stamp duty is going to hike from five percent to7 percent from April 1.

    The administration officials however maintained that stamp duty will be hiked to 7 percent but only after notification. Notably TOI had first reported that the UP cabinet has approved hiking of stamp duty on homes by 2% in all cities, including Noida and Greater Noida. This will put an extra Rs 1-2 lakh burden on each buyer, while the revenue department expects to earn an additional Rs 100 crore. With thousands of flats routinely delivered late in Gautam Budh Nagar, especially those affected by the Okhla Bird
    Sanctuary (OBS) row, it will be a double whammy for many home buyers. Angry buyers accused a nexus between Noida Authority, developers and district administration for their misery. Developers said the decision will negatively impact GB Nagar real estate.

    By issuing press release, additional district magistrate Rajesh Yadav said, "We have not received any notification or communication regarding stamp duty hike in Gautambudh Nagar. Ther is no need to panic. Registration will take place as per schedule. If any change, it will be communicated well in time." Yadav however maintained that stamp duty hike can take place anytime.

    Meanwhile people are in hurry to get the registration of their properties done. Some government officials have advised home buyers and developers, to use section 23 of The Registration Act, 1908, which empowers home buyers to avoid stamp duty hike, with some riders. Section 23 of the registration act, 1908 cites, "Time for presenting documents, no document other than a will shall be accepted for registration unless presented for that purpose to the proper officer within four months from the date of its execution: Provided that a copy a of a decree or order may be presented within four months from the day on which the decree or order was made, or, where it is appealable, within four months from the day on which it becomes final."

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  • http://www.dailypioneer.com/todays-newspaper/decks-cleared--for-jewar-intl--airport-in-up.html

    Is this a planted news yet again or any authenticity to it ? Mahesh Sharma had made such statements and retracted them in the past.
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  • Noida officials inspect under-construction infra projects for safety and quality

    NOIDA: In the wake of the devastating collapse of an under-construction flyover in a congested Kolkata market two days ago, Noida Authority officials have swung into action. A team of engineers, led by Deputy Chief Executive Officer (DCEO) Saumya Srivastava, conducted an intensive inspection of several key projects under-construction in Noida on Saturday. Speaking to TOI, the DCEO said that the aim of the exercise was to make sure incidents similar to the Kolkata one did not occur in the city due to any lapses in quality or technical issues.

    According to officials, the inspection team commenced their tour on Saturday morning around 10 am. "Our inspection lasted for nearly 3 hours, during which we inspected three important under-construction projects," said Srivastava. "These included the under-construction elevated road being constructed on Master Plan-II road, a parallel Bridge at Kalindi Kunj across the Yamuna at Okhla Barrage and a cricket stadium in sector 21A," he said.

    Stress for ensuring safety measures was on the 6-kms elevated stretch, which starts on the Master Plan-II road from Vishwa Bharti School (Sector 28) and is to link Shopprix Mall (Sector 61), with an exit at City Centre (Sector 32). "We travelled for about a kilometer along the elevated road in our vehicle to check for any glitches or technical lapses. Similarly, the other two projects were also tested. Detailed talks were held between our engineers and expert consultants overseeing the projects to ensure all norms were being followed," explained Srivastava.

    The DCEO further told TOI that the Noida Authority was adhering to all laid down safety norms. "We also have appointed Project Management Consultants for every project being undertaken in the city. We have on board international consultants on engineering safety including Holtec Consulting Pvt Ltd and CEC Jakob," he said. "The consultants are responsible for supervising construction activities and for monitoring the quality control for the entire project duration," he said.

    As per officials, the objective of having a consultant is that personnel responsible for quality control inspection remain independent from personnel responsible for construction. "The consultants are responsible for ensuring that the contract plans and specifications for the project are being carried out. It is also their responsibility to carry out tests every month and submit reports, which will ensure that elements of the work are in compliance with specified standards," the official explained.

    In the future other under construction projects including underpasses, multi-level parking facilities, Foot Over Bridges, Shahdara drain bridge flanks, etc will also be scrutinized for safety measures. The aim is to make sure the under-construction infrastructure projects are not posing a risk to human lives, officials said.







    Noida officials inspect under-construction infra projects for safety and quality - Times of India
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  • Homebuyers continue to throng registry office

    NOIDA/GREATER NOIDA At a time when proposed date on the increase in stamp duty from 5% to 7% is speculated what with Uttar Pradesh government's cabinet clearance of 2% hike in stamp duty on March 8 for Gautam Budh Nagar, homebuyers continue to throng registry office in sector 33 in Noida and Gamma ll in Greater Noida.

    "Though the notification on the stamp duty hike has not yet come, last three days has seen no decline in rush from homebuyers. There were 300 registries done on Thursday, then the number dipped a little to 250 on Friday only to increase on Saturday to approximately 350," said Manoj Kumar, ground staff of Eldeco builders at sector 33 registry office.

    According to junior staff at the sector 33 office, Paramount builders had about 80 registries lined up while Prateek Wisteria had about 50-60 registries lined up for Saturday. "We did 12 registries on Saturday and 11 on Friday," said Kumar from Eldeco.

    In Greater Noida though the numbers have dipped from earlier 200-300. "Today the number has dipped to earlier 70-80 registries at the registry office," said Harinder Bhati, RWA general secretary Beta l, Greater Noida.

    The rush is ascribed to the impending increase in stamp duty hike. "We come from middle class strata and 1-2 lakhs matter a lot to us. If the stamp duty hike increases, then this amounts to unnecessary and extra burden on us, which is difficult to bear," said a homebuyer from Prateek Wisteria willing to wait it out for long hours at the registry office.

    Meanwhile some homebuyers are feeling relieved as they've got extra time to get their possession papers in order and check typographical errors on part of the builder "My unit in sector 120 has three bedrooms and three toilets, but the papers prepared by the builder shows an error of additional toilet making the number of toilets to four. I thought I would miss the deadline as getting the papers corrected led to further delay. But now I can manage before the stamp duty notification comes through," said a resident of sector 121.

    Another homebuyer pleaded wrong map/drawing of his unit with different locations of the bedrooms and entry access to his unit. "It took me two days to get the map of my unit corrected as the builder had not bothered to check his inventory," said the resident. Many complained paying stamp duty fees in advance, but were charged extra due to sudden, unauthorised increase in floor area by the builder.

    On a weighted average of 200 registries per day during the month of March (excluding one day staff holiday on account of Holi) the total registries done so far is reported to be around 5000 plus. As a result the state exchequer is estimated to earn a revenue in excess of 300 crores through stamp duty and registration charges.








    Homebuyers continue to throng registry office - Times of India
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  • Encroachment from land worth more than Rs 600 crore freed in Noida


    Noida: Toughening its stance against encroachment, the Noida Authority on Thursday freed 1.25 lakh square-meters of government land worth more than Rs 600 crore, from illegal occupation from sector 81 near Salarpur village area. An FIR has also been registered against two colonizers. The unauthorized land dealers, who are being touted to have links with the ruling party, have been booked for criminal conspiracy, cheating, forgery and fraud. However, no arrests have been made in the case so far.

    According to Noida Authority officials, the drive to free illegally occupied land from the clutches of unscrupulous land mafia was launched around 9 am amidst heavy security. The district administration joined forces with the cops from several police stations besides PAC and RAF jawans along with Noida Authority personnel to clear the illegal occupation from Noida's notified land. The nearly 5-hour drive was undertaken after the Authority received repeated complaints about illegal colonizers plotting and selling government land to unsuspecting individuals.

    Officials said that the notified land at Khasra numbers 199, 200, 201, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 240, 241 and 242 grabbed by the accused, is located in sector 81 in Noida. "There were illegal constructions in the area. Two unauthorized colonizers—Pappu Yadav and Balli Yadav—were allegedly selling plots in area. About 50 structures were razed to the ground," said B.K. Singh, Project Engineer and In-Charge Work Circle (7) of Noida Authority who led the drive. "Scores of plots carved out by the illegal colonizers, which were sold to unsuspecting people were also cleared," the official said. "About 200 personnel of the Authority, 15 bulldozers, 2 cranes and 12 dumpers cleared the encroachment," he added.

    The land, which has been earmarked for industrial use and is estimated to cost about Rs 625 crores was leveled on the directions of Rama Raman, Chairman and CEO, Noida Authority. Raman issued strict instructions to not "spare unauthorized colonizers who are busy taking unsuspecting people for a ride". "Corrupt and dishonest officials found to be conniving with the land sharks will not be let off, either," Raman said. He further cautioned the public not to get taken in by fly-by-night property operators.







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  • Noida's first elevated road to be opened partially by July-endHindustan TimesReal Estate & Construction



    Noida, April 2 -- Noida's first elevated road will be partially opened to public by July-end, the Noida authority said on Saturday after senior officials inspected the work at the site.

    The authority has decided to open the 2.8 km stretch of the under-construction 4.8 km elevated road. Work on the road had started on October 14, 2014.

    "We decided to open the 2.8 km stretch to motorists before the scheduled deadline to offer them relief from traffic congestion. This stretch will offer motorists a safe and smooth ride from July," said Saumya Srivastava, deputy chief executive officer (DCEO) of the Noida authority.

    "We examined the quality of the work and whether all safety norms were being followed at the sites. After inspection and discussions held with other officials, we decided to partially open the elevated road to motorists," said Srivastava.

    The stretch to be opened falls between Sector 58/61 and Sector 24/33.

    "The 2.8 km elevated stretch will help motorists in skipping four traffic signals. The partial opening will cut travel time by 20 minutes during peak hours," said another Noida authority official.

    The deadline for the project is scheduled for October 2017. However, work on the project is three months ahead of the schedule, a senior official said. The authority is constructing the road above Noida's one of the main routes - Master Plan-II. The elevated road begins from Vishbharti School in Sector 28 and ends at Flex industries in Sector 58.

    "Once the road is opened to motorists, they will not have to pass through eight traffic signals that they do now," said Rama Raman, chief executive officer (CEO) of the Noida authority.

    Srivastava, along with engineers of the authority, also inspected the road and two other projects. The team inspected the work at a new bridge being constructed across Yamuna near Kalindi Kunj barrage. Work at a cricket ground being built inside Noida Stadium in Sector 21A was also inspected.
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  • Expect lots of new pubs, bars and restaurants in Noida now

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  • Some law should be made to fix responsibility of useless politicians just helping builders. When rule of 150km was changed?

    DECKS CLEARED FOR JEWAR INT’L AIRPORT IN UP

    It’s official now. Uttar Pradesh will get an international airport at Gautam Buddha Nagar. The Centre had sent the approval to the UP Government last week asking it to prepare DPR as per Greenfield Airport policy, 2008.

    “We have crossed all hurdles. The Centre has approved construction of an international airport at Jewar. We have sent the approval to the UP Government last week and asked them to prepare a DPR,” Minister of State for Civil Aviation and Tourism Mahesh Sharma told The Pioneer on Friday.

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  • Originally Posted by IPNoida
    Some law should be made to fix responsibility of useless politicians just helping builders. When rule of 150km was changed?

    DECKS CLEARED FOR JEWAR INT’L AIRPORT IN UP

    It’s official now. Uttar Pradesh will get an international airport at Gautam Buddha Nagar. The Centre had sent the approval to the UP Government last week asking it to prepare DPR as per Greenfield Airport policy, 2008.

    “We have crossed all hurdles. The Centre has approved construction of an international airport at Jewar. We have sent the approval to the UP Government last week and asked them to prepare a DPR,” Minister of State for Civil Aviation and Tourism Mahesh Sharma told The Pioneer on Friday.

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    Decks cleared for Jewar int’l airport in UP


    Looks real

    Decks cleared for jewar int’l airport in up
    It’s official now. Uttar Pradesh will get an international airport at Gautam Buddha Nagar. The Centre had sent the approval to the UP Government last week asking it to prepare DPR as per Greenfield Airport policy, 2008.

    “We have crossed all hurdles. The Centre has approved construction of an international airport at Jewar. We have sent the approval to the UP Government last week and asked them to prepare a DPR,” Minister of State for Civil Aviation and Tourism Mahesh Sharma told The Pioneer on Friday.

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  • After so many flip flops....even the most optimistic soul would be skeptical of whatever Mahesh Sharma says.

    It should come from either Modi or Raju...then it would make sense.
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  • Airport at G.Noida is inevitable. It is a matter of timing to take political advantage during coming elections.
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