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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  • Sec 15 U-turn was widened to allow cars with long bonnets Shikha Salaria| TNN | Jun 26, 2018, 02:20 IST
    On Monday, not many people could be seen using the U-turn apart from a few emerging from gate number 2 of Sector 15A.

    NOIDA: The second U-turn on the Noida-Delhi link road that was inaugurated by Union minister Mahesh Sharma on Sunday actually underwent many changes before it finally opened to traffic.

    The U-turn — which was to be completed by May-end — got delayed as bigger cars like Audi and BMW could not navigate through the original U-turn constructed with six-metre width. The contractor was then asked to increase the width to about 8 metres.

    Sources linked with the contractor told TOI they were asked to redesign it to suit high-end vehicles. “These cars have wide bonnets and when the Noida Authority officials tried to use the U-turn during trials, they found that these cars would not be able to exit from there. Hence, the width was increased to about eight metres,” a source said.

    While experts have called it a dangerous intervention on the narrow but crucial Noida-Delhi link road, commuters say the U-turn causes confusion and slows down traffic. On Monday, not many people could be seen using the U-turn apart from a few emerging from gate number 2 of Sector 15A.

    As traffic volume from the Delhi side increased around 6pm, people could hardly be seen using the U-turn. Those who tried entering the U-turn could be seen disrupting the heavy traffic flow from Delhi, leading to congestion.

    Snarls increased around 6.30pm when the traffic volume was at its peak as those coming down the DND loop merged into the main carriageway, causing a tailback on the Delhi-Noida carriageway.

    While only one traffic marshal could be seen handling traffic at the place till 6.20 pm, at least four of them arrived to manage traffic and segregate it into two lanes later on. One marshal each could be seen managing traffic travelling in each of the lanes.

    Commuters travelling on Noida-Delhi carriageway could also be seen entering the U-turn despite the risk from the heavy flow of traffic from Noida side behind. “It might be of use to some commuters from the nearby sector but it is of no use to us. It is located at a very wrong place actually,” said Rajesh Singh, a cabbie. The turn, as TOI had reported earlier, was approved by the Noida Authority at the behest of Sector 15A residents, many of whom include retired and serving IAS officers, former Supreme Court judges, lawyers, etc. Union minister Sharma stays in the sector too.
    Sandeep Chandra, chief project engineer, Noida Authority said they had deployed some workers to observe traffic pattern at the spot. “More than 30 reflectors have been put on the U-turn,” he said. However, Rajesh Khanna, general secretary, Sector 15A RWA said, “Many residents from the sector have used the U-turn and they are very happy.”






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  • Sector 60 intersection to open after July 15, metro work nearing end TNN | Jun 28, 2018, 07:18 IST

    NOIDA: Commuters using the elevated road to get to Mamura, Crossings Republik and Greater Noida (west) will have to wait for more than a fortnight for the intersection at Sector 60 to be opened. According to the Delhi Metro, which is constructing a steel girder between the upcoming Sector 59 and 61 metro stations, work is expected to be completed by July 15, with the intersection opening to the public before July 20.

    Ajay Sharma, chief project manager for the extension of the Blue Line from City Centre to Electronics City, told TOI that the steel girder will cover a 60 metre span.

    “By June 30, the erection of the girder will be completed,” he said.

    Thereafter, the deck slabs will be deployed and the section of the elevated metro corridor completed.

    However, the traffic police, which was caught unaware when the metro contractor had abruptly closed the intersection on June 2, said there was no written communication about the deadline for the work from DMRC.

    SP (traffic) Anil Jha told TOI that although there was no written deadline for the completion of the work, a verbal communication from DMRC has said that the work will get over July 15.

    “The diversion will continue as before. We hope that DMRC will inform us before they open the intersection as boards and barriers have to be removed. There is a lot of traffic pressure on the Sector 71 intersection because of the closure of this intersection,” he added.

    Vehicles coming down the elevated road and from Gijhore Chowk and water tank, etc and moving towards Sector 67 intersection is currently being diverted to Vishwakarma Marg just before the intersection. These commuters have to take a U-turn from near Mamura and travel on the other carriageway of the Marg to continue towards their destination.

    Similarly, those travelling from the Sector 67 intersection towards the elevated road, Sector 62 and NH-24 take a left turn near the Sector 71 police chowki from where they continue towards their destinations via the Sai mandir road.

    Those travelling from the Sector 67 towards City Centre and Dadri-Surajpur-Chhalera road are taking a left turn before the intersection to travel towards their destination via the Balak Nath T-point.







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  • Politicians take centre-stage at protest site in village Shafaque Alam| TNN | Jun 28, 2018, 07:16 IST

    NOIDA: Even as confusion prevails over the alternative landfill site, political parties are making the most of the residents’ anger. At Khodna-Khurd village, where the Noida Authority has planned a temporary landfill site, political leaders from SP, Congress and BSP are putting up camps, trying to win over villagers.

    While Surendra Nagar, a Rajya Sabha MP from Samajwadi Party, has been “helping” locals organise their protest, Virendra Dada, district president of the BSP, has set up a similar facilitation service. Competing with them is Mahendra Nagar, district president of the Congress, who is lobbying for his party while lending support to the protestors.

    In the afternoon, Dadri’s BJP MLA Tejpal Nagar also joined the protest and said that he had talked to the district administration and Authority against creating a dumping ground in Khodna-Khurd.

    Surendra Nagar said that the present situation is a fallout of the Noida Authority’s poor planning. “Khodna-Khurd village was never a landfill site in Authority’s master plan and it was chosen in haste,” Nagar said.

    Mahendra Nagar said he talked to party leaders on the issue. “I feel that the dumping yard in Khodna-Khurd village is not good for environment or for human beings. Noida is a planned city and all the developmental works should be planned accordingly,” said Nagar, a resident of Milak-Lachchi village.

    Virendra Dada, a BSP leader, also jumped into the protest and said he talked to BJP supremo Mayawati over the issue. “Our party leader said that this is a serious issue and they stand by the residents against waste plant,” he said.

    BSP leader and former Dadri MLA Satveer Gurjar, and farmer leader Manveer Bhati also joined the protest. According to an official of Greater Noida, the site in Khodna-Khurd village is a residential area and no landfill site can come up there. Meanwhile, Noida Authority stepped back and halted the work in the area.







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  • Noida begins temporary dumping of waste in Mubarakpur village Meenakshi Sinha and Shafaque Alam| TNN | Jun 28, 2018, 07:15 IST


    Noida: The Noida Authority on Wednesday zeroed in on a fresh site — an uninhabited remote area of Mubarkpur village near Sector 145 — for temporary dumping and storge of garbage.

    This was after the Greater Noida Authority clarified the landfill site in Astoli will not be available to Noida as the MoU between the two authorities had been cancelled.

    “We have begun dumping garbage from today (Wednesday) at the site near Mubarakpur village. The area is an uninhabited land,” Noida Authority OSD Rajesh Singh told TOI.

    The move came amid Greater Noida OSD Vibha Chahal’s statement on Wednesday that the MoU between Noida Authority and GNIDA on Astoli dump site had been cancelled — a fact corroborated by Noida Authority CEO Alok Tandon later in the day.

    “We received information that Noida has decided to set up its separate waste plant in Sector 123. We wrote a letter to the Noida Authority seeking clarification if the MoU be considered cancelled in this situation. The Noida Authority stated that it be cancelled,” Chahal said.

    Alok Tandon said that “the letter of cancellation was sent by us on March 9. The prime reason is the distance of Astoli from Noida which would have meant huge transportation costs.”

    When contacted, district magistrate BN Singh (who’s currently handling the garage dump issue) said his mandate “is to find a short-term solution to the problem, and thereafter, look for a permanent one”.

    “Currently I’m focussing on short-term disposal of garbage from the city which is finalised on a land near Sector 145. On the long-term permanent disposal, I will take action once the committee proposed by me of all stakeholders is formed and suggestions sought as per municipal solid waste and NGT rules,” he added.

    Greater Noida generates around 150 tonnes of waste every day and Noida generates around 600 tonnes.

    Both were supposed to be dumped on the 52 hectare land acquired in Astoli as per the MoU. However, after four years, Noida Authority has now cancelled its MoU with GNIDA on Astoli.

    Residents claim four years have been wasted with no solution to the problem. “We are at the same place, looking for a solution to this serious issue of waste disposal. Noida Authority should not have cancelled this MoU. Waste disposal at Astoli still remains the best option,” said P Chandra, a resident of Sector 78.

    While Alok Shroff of Sunshine Helios housing society in Sector 78 said that he was extremely disappointed by the flip-flop decision of Noida Authority, Anupam Oberoi, a resident of Sector 122, slammed the Authority for “still not giving clear answers on a permanent solution to the problem”.








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  • Sector 60 intersection to open after July 15, metro work nearing end TNN | Jun 28, 2018, 07:18 IST


    NOIDA: Commuters using the elevated road to get to Mamura, Crossings Republik and Greater Noida (west) will have to wait for more than a fortnight for the intersection at Sector 60 to be opened. According to the Delhi Metro, which is constructing a steel girder between the upcoming Sector 59 and 61 metro stations, work is expected to be completed by July 15, with the intersection opening to the public before July 20.

    Ajay Sharma, chief project manager for the extension of the Blue Line from City Centre to Electronics City, told TOI that the steel girder will cover a 60 metre span.

    “By June 30, the erection of the girder will be completed,” he said.

    Thereafter, the deck slabs will be deployed and the section of the elevated metro corridor completed.

    However, the traffic police, which was caught unaware when the metro contractor had abruptly closed the intersection on June 2, said there was no written communication about the deadline for the work from DMRC.

    SP (traffic) Anil Jha told TOI that although there was no written deadline for the completion of the work, a verbal communication from DMRC has said that the work will get over July 15.

    “The diversion will continue as before. We hope that DMRC will inform us before they open the intersection as boards and barriers have to be removed. There is a lot of traffic pressure on the Sector 71 intersection because of the closure of this intersection,” he added.

    Vehicles coming down the elevated road and from Gijhore Chowk and water tank, etc and moving towards Sector 67 intersection is currently being diverted to Vishwakarma Marg just before the intersection. These commuters have to take a U-turn from near Mamura and travel on the other carriageway of the Marg to continue towards their destination.

    Similarly, those travelling from the Sector 67 intersection towards the elevated road, Sector 62 and NH-24 take a left turn near the Sector 71 police chowki from where they continue towards their destinations via the Sai mandir road.

    Those travelling from the Sector 67 towards City Centre and Dadri-Surajpur-Chhalera road are taking a left turn before the intersection to travel towards their destination via the Balak Nath T-point.







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  • Garbage removal begins but sprays don’t allay health fears Meenakshi Sinha| TNN | Jun 30, 2018, 06:12 IST Representative image

    NOIDA: Even as the Noida Authority has begun picking up garbage and started sprinkling disinfectants on heaps lying on Friday, residents fear health hazards due to monsoon.

    “In Sector 44, a huge pile of garbage is still lying dumped on the one side of the sector road. It’s been many days and the situation has remained unchanged,” said Sudhir Sood, joint secretary, RWA Sector 44.

    “I am disgusted to find heaps of rotten garbage on the roads in many sectors in Noida. We are sitting on the tip of a big epidemic. I request the CEO of Noida Authority and the DM, Gautam Budh Nagar, to take emergency measures. Also, political parties should not be allowed to politicise the issue of garbage disposal and dumping for election gains. The authority must spray disinfectants on garbage mounds and sprinkle water till it’s lifted,” said Brigadier Ashok Hak (retd), a resident of Sector 28.

    Later in the day, Authority workers sprinkled disinfectants on the garbage mounds in Jaipuria Plaza, Sector 28, Sector 27E block, Sector 19 and other areas.

    “The sanitation workers’ strike ended on June 25. Since then, we have been concentrating on finding a solution to the garbage disposal problem. While we’ve initiated sprinkling of disinfectants, extra vehicles have been pressed into service for garbage disposal and dumping,” additional CEO R K Mishra told TOI.

    OSD Rajesh Kumar Singh said that nearly 600 tonnes of waste is generated in Noida. “It will take some time before the entire backlog can be eliminated,” said Singh. According to him, CEO Alok Tandon had directed that garbage should be picked up on a war footing with no holiday on Sunday.










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  • Rioting charge on 23 for waste-dumping protest Shafaque Alam| TNN | Jun 30, 2018, 06:11 IST Police have slapped various cases, including that of rioting, on 23 protesters arrested on Thursday.

    NOIDA: The Noida Authority seems to be in no mood to relent over the garbage issue any more. On Friday, officials reiterated the Authority will clean the city’s garbage and dump it at the Mubarkpur village site over the next week. Meanwhile, police have slapped various cases, including that of rioting, on 23 protesters arrested on Thursday.

    Rajesh Singh, the officer on special duty to Noida Authority, said that the city “generates 600 tonnes of solid waste every day”. “The workers have started picking up garbage from sectors and dumping them at the Mubarakpur site. We are storing the garbage scientifically and also spraying medicines to ensure they do not stink. We hope to clean the city of garbage in one week,” he told TOI.

    Police said the 23 people arrested on Thursday for protesting against the dumping ground in Mubarakpur village have been charged with serious charges of rioting, obstructing public servants from discharging duty, threat of injury of public servants, wrongful consignment, voluntarily causing hurt, intentional insult to provoke breach of peace and criminal intimidation.

    Manoj Kumar Pant, SHO of Surajpur police station, said cases were registered against the accused, including local Congress functionary Raghuraj Singh, following a complaint by the Noida Authority. The complaint says that sanitation workers had stopped collecting garbed from sectors for the last five days over the confusion over waste site. “There was fear about public outburst. Due to monsoon season, there is also a high chance of vector borne diseases due to garbage,” it says.

    According to the FIR, Noida Authority decided to store the solid waste at the site but a group of around 70-80 people armed with sticks and canes reached the spot and damaged the plastic sheet which was spread on the ground for garbage disposal. “Some protesting members also climbed over the earthmovers and halted the work. They also threatened the workers that they would be dumped on the spot if they dump garbage at the site. Some had even manhandled the sanitation workers,” the FIR says.
    Though Raghuraj Singh and five others were released on bail from the police station, 17 others have been sent to 14-day judicial custody. Satish Khari, a local resident, said residents of the area would hold a meeting on Saturday and decide the further course of action.









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  • 50,000 flats will be delivered in 3 months, Noida to tell CM Yogi Adityanath Shafaque Alam| TNN | Jul 1, 2018, 07:05 IST Completion certificates for most of the flats have been issued

    NOIDA: Nearly 50,000 flats are ready to be delivered to homebuyers in the next three months, officials of Noida, Greater Noida and Yamunaexpressway authorities said in a statement on Saturday. The completion certificates for these flats have already been issued and a formal announcement would be made in a meeting of chief minister Yogi Adityanath next week, they said.

    In September last year, the chief minister had directed officials to ensure the delivery of the 50,000 houses in Noida and Greater Noida within a few months. CEO, Noida Authority, Alok Tandon said a meeting was held on Saturday to review the preparations for the CM’s visit. “We received intimation that the chief minister will visit Noida in the first week of July. He may give the keys to a group of homebuyers on the occasion,” he said.

    Tandon said the Noida Authority has given completion certificates to nearly 16,000 flats, Greater Noida to 28,000, and the Yamuna Authority to 6,000 flats. “There are nearly 25 developers whose projects have completed and its certificates delivered. A group of developers also participated in the meeting and they were told about the CM’s programme. The Authority has also appointed nodal officers with each developer for coordination,” he said.

    CEO, Greater Noida, Partha Sarthi Sen Sharma said completion certificates have been delivered in most projects.

    In August last year, the state government had formed a committee comprising industries minister Satish Mahana, urban housing minister Suresh Khanna and minister of state (independent charge) of cane development and sugar mills Suresh Rana for delivery of homes. Later, the government formed a six-member committee headed by secretary, ministry of housing and urban development, to look into the matter.











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  • Delay feared as metro extension in Ghaziabad still awaits Centre’s nod Rumu Banerjee| TNN | Jun 30, 2018, 07:06 IST


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    NOIDA: The 9.4km Dilshad Garden-New Bus Adda Red Line is expected to be operational by October this year but the only stumbling block the project faces as of now is the lack of a sanction from the Centre.

    Although officials in the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation — the implementing agency — said majority of work was complete on the project, a delay in the Centre’s approval could put off the 20% funds the urban development ministry is supposed to give. Sources in the UP government, which is shouldering the remaining 80% of the Rs 1,484 crore project, said that its representatives would meet officials in the ministry soon to push for the project.



    A DMRC spokesperson said that if all went according to plan, trials along the Red Line would likely start by August. “Civil work on the viaduct is complete, as is structural work on the stations. Work on the signaling system and the construction of the foot overbridges is underway,” the official said. The 9.41km route will have eight stations, the last one being adjacent to the New Bus Adda, a transport hub in Ghaziabad.

    The DMRC spokesperson, however, flagged a concern about the lack of approval from the Centre a couple of months before the expected date of trials. “Without the sanction, the inspection of the line could get affected, which in turn would push back the date of commissioning,” he said.

    The Red Line is a joint effort by the UP government — through Ghaziabad Development Authority and other agencies — and the Centre and DMRC. The Delhi metro’s role, however, is confined to the procurement of coaches. While the UP government is bearing 80% of the Rs 1,484 crore earmarked for the metro extension, the remaining is supposed to be borne by the Centre. Only after the Centre approves the project, the 20% funds will be released for the project. Until now, nearly Rs 941 crore has been handed over to DMRC, the executing agency.

    The other metro corridor in NCR — the extension of the Blue line from Noida City Centre to Electronic City — is expected to become operational by December this year. Trials, sources said, are likely to start from October. “The civil work will be complete in a month’s time. The steel girder being put up at Sector 60 was the last major work left,” said a senior official. He added that the girder would be placed by July 15.

    For the extension of two other metro projects — Vaishali to Mohan Nagar and Noida Sector 62 to Sahibabad — the agencies concerned have been directed to carve out their “areas of influence” and raise funds by levying taxes. “Areas of influence” of each stakeholder defines the area through which the metro corridor will pass.








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  • ‘Homebuyers’ issues to be resolved at the earliest’ Press Trust of India
    NEW DELHI, JULY 02, 2018 00:00 IST
    UPDATED: JULY 02, 2018 03:45 IST




    Hardeep Singh Puri Empowered Committee to hold next meeting soon: Puri
    The Empowered Committee, set up by the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry, will reach out to homebuyers to resolve their problems “at the earliest”, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Sunday.

    The Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs said the committee, chaired by Ministry Secretary Durga Shanker Mishra, had on June 25 held its first meeting regarding issues faced by homebuyers in Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway.

    Series of tweets

    In a series of tweets, Mr. Puri said the panel, comprising representatives of the Uttar Pradesh government, banks, NBCC, Noida Authority CEO and others, will hold its next meeting after analysing reports.

    “...Committee has called reports from CREDAI, NAREDCO, Banks, NOIDA & NBCC ,” Mr. Puri tweeted.

    He stated in another tweet, “Dept of Financial Services, Dept of Corp Affairs, CEOs of GNOIDA & YEW and Rep of Home Buyers have been co-oped in the Committee. Next meeting after analysing reports is scheduled on Tues 10th July .”

    “The committee will reach out to the homebuyers with a view to resolving their problems at the earliest,” he said in another tweet.

    ‘Bad name’

    Blaming few builders for bringing a bad name to the real estate sector, Mr. Puri had last month said the government has set up advisory committees to address the problems faced by homebuyers and developers.

    The Minister had assured homebuyers as well as real estate builders that the government will sort out most of their common problems as soon as possible, said a statement issued by realtors’ body NAREDCO.








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  • Buyers of scrapped housing project to get plots Sharmila Bhowmick| TNN | Jul 2, 2018, 07:15 IST

    NOIDA: Homebuyers in Sunworld Vandita, a cancelled project, have been offered plots against the money they had paid to book flats.

    Over 90 buyers had recently lodged a complaint with the consumer forum, alleging refund cheques paid by the builder had bounced.

    The builder had claimed it had to scrap the project in the absence of land given by YEIDA on time.

    “Of the 104 acres required for the project, we were given only 35% of the land initially, which rendered the project unfeasible. Over the past three months, YEIDA has given us up to 67% of the land. This has made it possible for us to give the buyers developed plots. We will adjust the money they had paid with the plots,” said YK Gupta, one of the directors of the company. The buyers, however, expressed doubt over the offer of plots. “We have checked with the authorities concerned that the builder has over Rs 300 crore in dues. How can we be assured that the plots they are giving us are free from litigation?” asked Puneet Agarwal, a buyer. Gupta said the company had applied for a waiver from YEIDA. “The figure quoted by YEIDA is accrued in interests. Since we did not get the land parcel in time and the project could not be implemented, how is it possible for us to pay that interest? We have requested for a waiver,” he said. “The exchange is being offered to those buyers who had paid 20 to 30% of the amount to book flats at Sunworld Vandita.” Launched in 2012, the project had been planned on a 104-acre plot and was supposed to have around 1,400 flats.
    Most buyers have been refunded the amounts, and 90 of them have claimed their cheques bounced.








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  • Plant to treat, store waste to come up in Mubarakpur Shafaque Alam| TNN | Jul 2, 2018, 07:02 IST Mubarakpur has been chosen as a temporary site to dump garbage

    NOIDA: The Noida Authority will soon set up a waste remediation plant in Mubarakpur to scientifically treat, store and dispose of garbage that are dumped on the newly identified spot for waste disposal. Earlier, this plant was proposed in Sector 123 along with the waste-to-energyplant, which was put on hold due to residents’ protest.

    Waste remediation is a process in which contaminants are removed or neutralised so that they cannot cause harm to the land and adjoining areas. The plant would produce Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) from waste that would undergo some sort of process, from sorting and bailing to more complex mechanical treatments. The residual material can be compressed into pellets or logs and can be easily transported. The leftover will be shifted to another landfill site.

    The Noida Authority last week zeroed in on a fresh site in Mubarakpur village near Sector 145 — for temporary dumping and for storage of garbage. This was after the Greater Noida Authority clarified that the landfill site in Astoli would not be available to Noida as the MoU between the two authorities had been cancelled.

    Rajesh Kumar Singh, OSD, Noida Authority, said a Korean company has been awarded tender for this Rs 18-crore project. “Even on Sunday, sanitation workers were engaged in collecting garbage from different sectors. A total of 149 trucks of garbage were dumped in Mubarakpur site. The private firm will soon start the remediation plant that will ease the garbage disposal,” he said.

    On Sunday, the garbage backlog from Sector 1 to Sector 30 were cleared. “This consisted of mainly industrial waste produced from the factories and companies. The workers also collected waste from houses and sectors. It will take 4-5 more days to clear the garbage completely,” Singh said.

    The Mubarakpur dumping site is located in a remote area and it is difficult for the trucks to reach the spot. The officials said that a truck makes only two rounds of the dumping site in a day.








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  • PC Gupta land scam: Ex-OSD also under scanner TNN | Jul 4, 2018, 07:15 IST

    NOIDA: YEIDA’s former officer on special duty (OSD) VP Singh’s role is also under the scanner in the Rs 126 crore land scam, said officials of the Yamuna Authority.

    Arunvir Singh, YEIDA CEO, said there is a process of land acquisition by the Authority. “We have to place advertisement in some newspapers through proper channel informing public about the process. In this case, the former OSD himself signed the letter and placed two advertisements in local newspaper, which had no known circulation. There is also no detail of the cash spent on this,” he said.

    OSD Singh was also indicted in former Meerut commissioner Prabhat Kumar’s 10-page report on the alleged land scam.

    Former YEIDA CEO PC Gupta and 20 others were booked on June 3 for land acquisition of 57.15 hectares at inflated price. The acquisition was for making ramps along the Yamuna Expressway in Mathura, but the land had actually no utility. Gupta allegedly informed his relatives and acquaintances about the development work in advance who bought the land from farmers, and the Yamuna Authority acquired the land from them at double prices without any deliberation in 2013-14. The accused had bought land from farmers just two to four months back before it was acquired by Yeida. Gupta was made CEO of Yamuna Authority in April 2013, and shifted as district magistrate of Mainpuri in July 2016.







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  • FSI says major green area lost, Noida points to area data error
    TNN | Jul 5, 2018, 07:15 IST
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    NOIDA/GHAZIABAD: The Gautam Budh Nagar administration has cited a miscalculation in the district’s geographical area to challenge a report by the Forest Survey of India that said the green cover had reduced from 2.5% in 2015 to 1.6% in 2017.

    The district forest officer said the survey had left out at least 200sqkm in its report, which had effectively reduced the green cover.

    “We permit the felling of only 1,500 trees and have set a record by planting over a lakh saplings. Such plantation activity is part of the forest department’s initiatives. The report by the FSI is incorrect. This error has happened because the geographical area marked by the survey is 1,282sqkm, while the actual area of the district is 1,442sqkm. This is a calculation mistake and we have recently informed the department about it,” district forest officer HV Girish said.

    The forest department data released in 2017 showed that the green cover had reduced from 35sqkm in 2015 to 20sqkm two years later. The same report had also revealed a reduction in the forest cover in Ghaziabad.

    The officer pointed out that Ghaziabad’s geographical area, too, had been shown as 1,179sqkm in the survey report while the actual area was 1,273sqkm. “The entire report pertaining to these two districts will now have to be revised and corrected because there have been changes made to the limits of these districts by the state government over the years. Major changes have taken place in Ghaziabad and Gautam Budh Nagar’s dimensions. The calculations are based on wrong data,” Girish said.
    The forest department official said an updated record of the district’s green cover would be revealed once the information sent by the department was collated. “Our target is to keep the district’s green cover intact or increase it. Permissions for tree cutting are restricted,” Girish said.









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