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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  • No system to monitor speeding on expressway, commuters continue to flout rules Shikha Salaria | TNN | Sep 18, 2018, 07:05 IST


    Eastern Peripheral Expressway

    NOIDA: While accidents continue to occur on the Eastern Peripheral Expressway(EPE) which was inaugurated less than four months back, there is no system to monitor speeding of vehicles and challaning them on the 135-kilometre-long ‘smart expressway’.

    Multiple accidents have been reported on the EPE, with speeding and “sleepy drivers” being identified as the biggest reason for the accidents.

    The first major accident on the expressway took place on June 5 when seven members of a family were killed and nine others injured when the driver of a pick-up van, they were travelling in, fell asleep at the wheel on Haryana’s Palwal stretch.

    With facilities like vehicle speed detectors at least eight months away, commuters are having a free run on the EPE and some people travel at a speed between 120-150 km per hour, says police.“Traffic management on the EPE will involve the traffic departments of different districts of Haryana and UP including Palwal, Sonipat, Baghpat, Ghaziabad, Gautam Buddh Nagar, etc, in whose jurisdiction, the stretches of EPE fall. Since different stretches would require deployment of personnel from different traffic departments, it requires clear instructions on the jurisdictions for each district’s traffic department,” a senior cop told TOI.

    Heavy vehicles including trucks and trolleys which remain parked on the EPE pose a threat to commuters but patrolling vans are failing to curb them.

    Moreover, since the NHAI officials do not have power to issue challans, the habitual offenders will continue to drive speedily without any punishment on the stretches that fall in Gautam Buddh Nagar and Ghaziabad districts till a proper traffic management system is in place. The NHAI has also not roped in the traffic departments of the districts to challan violators. Gautam Buddh Nagar SP (traffic) Anil Jha said, so far no direction has been issued to them to deploy personnel on the EPE.







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  • Builder removes security, stops water after tiff with residents Meenakshi Sinha | TNN | Sep 18, 2018, 07:12 IST


    The builder of Gardenia Glory had withdrawn the security guards

    NOIDA: Nearly 1,000 residents of Gardenia Glory in Sector 46 complained of harassment by the builder following an altercation over excess maintenance charges along with high electricity charges of Rs 18 instead of Rs 6 per unit – a charge that was levied on use of gensets at night over the past 10 days despite having power connection by UPPCL.

    On this issue, the residents had an argument with the maintenance staff of the society on Sunday, following which they filed an FIR against a representative of the developer Manoj Rai and the maintenance head Anup Verma.

    The builder is Aims Max Gardenia Developers Pvt Ltd.

    The residents claimed that following the registration of the FIR, the builder had withdrawn basic facilities including security guards, water supply and lifts till first half of Monday. Some residents had to climb upto 17 floors to reach their flats. “We faced severe inconvenience without lift services and security guards as our builder removed all maintenance facilities from the society since Sunday night,” said Anand Pillai, a resident of C tower in Gardenia Glory.

    The residents then raised the matter with circle office 1 Avneesh Kumar on Monday, where the builder and staff were directed to address the issue.

    The CO 1 said, “I spoke to both the parties and asked the representative of the builder to resume all basic services of the society. I also released the two detained officials of the society, with a surety bond to be present for future mediation following full investigation in the matter. Both parties have agreed to cooperate,” he said.

    Despite repeated calls and messages, both Manoj Rai and Anup Verma did not reply.








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    Builder removes security, stops water after tiff with residents Meenakshi Sinha | TNN | Sep 18, 2018, 07:12 IST


    The builder of Gardenia Glory had withdrawn the security guards

    NOIDA: Nearly 1,000 residents of Gardenia Glory in Sector 46 complained of harassment by the builder following an altercation over excess maintenance charges along with high electricity charges of Rs 18 instead of Rs 6 per unit – a charge that was levied on use of gensets at night over the past 10 days despite having power connection by UPPCL.

    On this issue, the residents had an argument with the maintenance staff of the society on Sunday, following which they filed an FIR against a representative of the developer Manoj Rai and the maintenance head Anup Verma.

    The builder is Aims Max Gardenia Developers Pvt Ltd.

    The residents claimed that following the registration of the FIR, the builder had withdrawn basic facilities including security guards, water supply and lifts till first half of Monday. Some residents had to climb upto 17 floors to reach their flats. “We faced severe inconvenience without lift services and security guards as our builder removed all maintenance facilities from the society since Sunday night,” said Anand Pillai, a resident of C tower in Gardenia Glory.

    The residents then raised the matter with circle office 1 Avneesh Kumar on Monday, where the builder and staff were directed to address the issue.

    The CO 1 said, “I spoke to both the parties and asked the representative of the builder to resume all basic services of the society. I also released the two detained officials of the society, with a surety bond to be present for future mediation following full investigation in the matter. Both parties have agreed to cooperate,” he said.

    Despite repeated calls and messages, both Manoj Rai and Anup Verma did not reply.








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    Very nasty practice by the builder to extract monety from people. They must have some plan to blackmail residents and they wanted favour for starting the facilities.

    Residents should file criminal complaint against these culprits who just enjoy the fact that children and aged people are suffering to climb 17 floor.
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  • Even pruning of trees will require forest department’s nod TNN | Sep 19, 2018, 02:52 IST


    Pruned branches being taken away in Noida on Tuesday

    NOIDA/GHAZIABAD: Noida and Ghaziabad Authorities will now need to take the forest department’s permission even if they have to prune branches of trees planted alongside roads.

    The intensified vigil comes against the backdrop of several complaints of tree felling in Ghaziabad, where 98 trees were cut recently in a city forest area. District forest officer Diksha Bhandari said an advisory would be issue soon to prevent any violation of the Uttar Pradesh Tree protection Act, 1976, which has specific guidelines pertaining to tree maintenance in the state. The Act was instituted to prevent cutting, girdling, lopping, pollarding or damaging a tree in any other manner.

    “This is a typical problem after the monsoons every year, when the Authorities send out people to prune trees in city areas. But we end up getting complaints about irresponsible cutting. We now want both the Ghaziabad Development Authority and the Nagar Nigam to seek our assistance and guidelines before any such maintenance work. There are techniques and guidelines for tree cutting specified under the Act and those must be upheld. We are also setting up a panel to monitor that parts of trees that are cut are not sold for any personal gain,” Bhandari said.

    Teams from the Ghaziabad Development Authority had recently damaged 98 trees inadvertently during a drive to prune branches that spread into the roads. “The entire branches and at times trunks are getting cut in cases where only a gentle trimming is required. Such random cutting of branches affects the canopy that trees create by enmeshed branches and provide shade on roads. We have been documenting such ad hoc cutting of trees in the district,” Akash Vashishtha, a Ghaziabad-based environmentalist, said.

    Asked why pruning was necessary, an official from the forest department said: “Tree pruning in Noida is done to prevent electrical accidents. However, a strict vigil is kept in the city for stopping any kind of major felling. Noida has so far not faced the issue of random tree cutting. But yes, a permission from the forest department for any kind of cutting, pruning by any private or government agency is required, even if it is for maintenance purpose.”

    The two Authorities regularly prune branches of big trees to prevent accidents caused by electrical lines. However, some of these trimming exercises have been reported to be random.







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  • Snarls on Noida-Delhi road as cuts not shut, traffic lights switched on Shikha Salaria | TNN | Sep 19, 2018, 02:42 IST



    NOIDA: Though two U-turns were constructed on the Noida-Delhi link road, one of the two cuts before the Sector 15A gate has still not been closed, as was the initial plan of the Noida Authority. Instead the Authority on Tuesday switched on the red lights on the stretch causing snarls.

    According to Noida traffic police, the red light was started without any information to the department at the behest of residents of Sector 15A, causing inconvenience to commuters travelling towards Delhi from the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway and vice-versa.

    According to Authority officials, the red light was switched on for two hours between 12pm and 2 pm. “Some residents had sought that the red light be switched on but it was switched off as the traffic police objected to it. We had switched it off as there were snarls on the route,” said RP Singh, project engineer, Noida Authority.

    “There was no requirement of the red light when two U-turns were provided on the road for commuters,” he added.

    On June 26, TOI had reported that the Authority had to widen the U-turns as high-end cars could not pass through them easily.

    An eye-witness said there was a pile up on both the carriageways of the road when the red light in front of gate number 1 of the sector was suddenly switched on.

    “Some of the cars had banged into each other as the lights were suddenly switched on. Traffic was moving at a snail’s pace here as commuters from the nearby sector continued to exit from the cut. What is the use of the U-turns when red light has to remain switched on?,” said Bharti Sharma, a commuter.

    While the Noida Authority had earlier said that it would close both the cuts on the road after the U-turns are opened, one of the cuts continues to be used by school buses and cars that travel from Sector 15A, traffic police cops said.

    “The cut is opened for movement of VIPs and some school buses. The RWA is not letting the cut to be permanently closed,” a senior cop said.

    However, when contacted, Sector 15A RWA said the cut is only opened for two school buses.

    “Schools of two major schools on the expressway have not re-routed their buses yet. The cut is only opened for them since they cannot cross the U-turn. We also want the cut to be permanently closed due to accidents here although it is very convenient to us. However, it can’t be done till the schools re-route their buses,” said Sector 15A RWA president Anand Shukla.

    But SP (traffic) Anil Jha said they had no information about the red light being switched on Tuesday.








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  • 6km Noida road to be ‘dust-free’ zone by September-end Meenakshi Sinha | TNN | Sep 19, 2018, 02:26 IST



    NOIDA: Taking cognizance of long-pending demands to address dust pollutionfrom realty projects, Noida Authority’s horticulture department has begun work on converting the 6-km main road of sectors 74, 75, 76 and 77 into “dust-free” zones on Tuesday by planting grass along both sides. Similar work is also in progress on Hindon Pusta road and Sector 123, while sectors 35, 90 and 138 will be “dust-free” by September-end, officials said.

    Apart from this, the department built a 5.74-acre park in Sector 137 at a cost of Rs 46 lakh.

    Residents welcomed the move. “We have been raising the complaint of dust pollution in our sectors for a year now. The problem was acute during summer and around Diwali. Work on nearby realty projects, as well as metro work, has caused acute respiratory issues for residents in the area. Tuesday’s work of laying grass across the sides of the road is a welcome step in the direction of attaining a pollution-free area,” said Amit Gupta, a resident of Sector 77.

    Noida Authority general manager Rajeev Tyagi told TOI that around 375 km of roads in the city have been earmarked to be turned into “dust-free” zones.

    “Out of this, a 20-km stretch across Sector 82 and Hosiery Complex in Phase 2 have already been converted into dust-free zones,” said Tyagi.







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  • Noida sector 18 traders seek end to snarls by Diwali TNN | Sep 20, 2018, 02:32 IST


    Currently, there are 11 entry/exit points to Sector 18

    NOIDA: Traders in the Sector 18 market have sought a change before Diwali in the routes used by vehicles to enter and exit the shopping zone.

    While the market association has submitted a four-year plan to regulate traffic, the traffic police is of the opinion that a new plan needs to be drawn keeping in mind the multi-level parking. At the moment, there are 11 entry/exit points to the sector.

    The committee on traffic, comprising officials from the Noida Authority, traffic police and members of two of the market associations, discussed the plans for traffic movement, a U-turn on the Sector 18 road and illegal encroachment on inner roads. The old traffic plan suggested by the Sector 18 market association included six entry/exit points from the Atta side, one entry/exit each on the Sector 17 and Film City side.

    “But the situation of the market has changed drastically with the construction of the multi-level parking, etc. Any plan needs to be arrived at only after keeping in mind the current situation of the market. The best way is to regulate the entries/exits of the market to suit the present situation,” SP (traffic) Anil Jha said on Wednesday .

    The Sector 18 market association has demanded that an exit from the parking be provided on the road leading to Somdutt Tower too.

    The other demands include a U-turn about 50 metres ahead of the China cut, removal of some unauthorised shops from the inner roads, control on the illegal parking and speedy completion of redevelopment work in the sector, before Diwali.

    Rajiv Tyagi, general manager (projects) at the Noida Authority, said that the redevelopment work was being carried out by four different departments and it is likely to be completed soon.








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  • Residents raise civic issues across four sectors with Noida Authority Meenakshi Sinha | TNN | Sep 22, 2018, 12:13 IST


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    NOIDA: Residents of sectors 104, 105, 93 and 80 held a meeting with Noida Authority officers where issues related to resurfacing of roads, developing green belts, commercial area (in sector 105), service road, non-functioning street lights and pruning of overgrown shrubs and trees and overall sanitation in the sectors were raised.

    While residents of ATS Hamlet sector 104 demanded cleaning of drains leading to overflow of sewers and resurfacing of road, residents of sector 105 requested that the front area of judges’ colony in the sector be made dust free along with green belt developed on the side of the society. “They also demanded a commercial centre near the society. We have noted all the demands with most work such as resurfacing of road, sanitation etc. will be completed by October 15. On blocked drains and overflowing sewers, the problem be attended by Jal department very soon. For commercial centre, we will draw up a plan with its costing etc.,” said Samakant Srivastava general manager (Civil) who led the authority delegation in residents meet on Friday across four sectors.

    The authority officials also held a separate meeting with RWA of sector 105 where Pradeep Kumar, RWA member raised issues of sanitation, road side cleaning of bushes, public health, street light related issues and resurfacing of road etc. “I have directed Satypal, senior manager from the Authority to complete to address these issues on top priority starting today,” said Srivastava.

    Similar issues were addressed from sectors 93 and 80 where electrical, horticulture and maintenance department will begin repair work from Saturday.









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  • Greens to move NGT against tree cutting TNN | Sep 22, 2018, 07:02 IST


    Activists said 1,000 trees had been chopped in Ghaziabad in one month

    NOIDA/GHAZIABAD: Environmentalists in Ghaziabad have said they will approach the National Green Tribunal (NGT) against the forest department and local authorities for chopping trees in various parts of the city in the name of pruning them.

    The activists claimed at least 1,000 trees had been chopped in the city forest area of Ghaziabad over the past month. They said trees had been cut also in Raj Nagar, along the Ambedkar Road and several other commercial areas.

    The decision to approach the green tribunal comes days after the forest department said even pruning of trees by the development authorities of Noida and Ghaziabad would require a permission from it.

    A green activist in Ghaziabad said he had sent at least 20 complaints to the forest department over the past three days highlighting how branches, and even tree tops, were being lopped off when they were just meant to be trimmed.

    “We have sent 20 complaints to the forest department over the past few days. Over past one month, trees have been cut irresponsibly. There are some places where trees are getting cut to prevent accidents from electrical wires. At other places, trees are being shopped off so that signboards of showrooms are visible. But such kind of pruning is illegal and not in keeping with the Uttar Pradesh Tree Protection Act, 1976,” said Pradeep Sunpura, a green activist from Ghaziabad.

    Similar complaints of rampant cutting of trees were also reported from Sector 56 in Noida, where activists alleged trees were being felled to create a pathway. “Residents have complained about trees being cut for the creation of a pathway in this sector, but no steps have been taken to control it. We are going to take these complaints to the National Green Tribunal. There has to be strict accountability for trees being cut across NCR. Development plans have to include trees and canopies can’t be destroyed just for petty reasons,” said Vikrant Tongad, an environmentalist in Noida area.

    Forest officials said complaints of tree cutting were being addressed. “Steps are being taken to curb cutting of trees in the district. Branches of a number of trees have overgrown after the rains, which is why we are trimming them. We are trying our best to stop rampant trimming,” a forest department official said.

    The UP Tree Protection Act of 1976 lays down strict parameters for pruning and cutting of trees. It says that the authority concerned needs to send a requisition to the forest department 20 days ahead of cutting trees. For a tree to be removed completely, a substitute plantation is supposed to be done.








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  • Elevated road in Sector 82 likely to come up in 3 years Meenakshi Sinha | TNN | Sep 22, 2018, 07:01 IST



    Noida: The cityscape of Noida is all set to change. Work on one of the three elevated roads mooted to help mitigate congestion on city roads — above the Dadri-Surajpur-Chhalera (DSC) Road, between sectors 41-49 crossing and Sector 82 — is to begin by January next year, officials said on Friday.

    “The proposed 5.5 km elevated road will begin near Aghapur village in Sector 41 and go up to Sector 82 T-point. Tendering for the estimated Rs 500 crore project will be finalised by November this year and work to begin by January 2019,” Samakant Srivastava, general manager (civil), Noida Authority, told TOI.

    “It will take 36 months to complete the project,” the general manager added.

    Once operational, motorists travelling towards Barola in the Sector 49 area, Salarpur and Bhangel up to Sector 82 T-point will have a signal-free ride, thereby easing the pressure of traffic in the area. “The road is planned to make Noida decongested from the ever-increasing traffic, which is a result of higher vehicle density in the city,” Srivastava said.

    According to officials, the elevated road will be a six-lane stretch, with three lanes on each carriageway.

    While the DSC Road is one of the busiest, the situation is made worse from the stretch between Barola village near Sectors 49 and Sector 82, being narrow and heavily encroached upon. The proposed elevated road will address this issue once completed.

    The three new elevated roads were proposed by a committee of three ministers — UP industries minister Satish Mahana, urban housing minister Suresh Khanna and sugar mills minister Suresh Rana — that was formed on October 5, 2017, to ready an action plan to reduce traffic congestion in Noida.

    Apart from the one above the Dadri-Surajpur-Chhalera (DSC) Road, a 4.8km elevated road above the Shahdara drain, starting from Delhi’s Chilla and ending at Sector 95 in Noida, and another above Master Plan-1 Road, between sectors 19/2 and sectors 12/22, are the other two.










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  • Godrej ties up with Shipra for project TNN | Sep 25, 2018, 07:53 IST

    Noida: Mumbai-based developer Godrej Properties Ltd on Monday announced its fourth project in Noida — a joint venture with Shipra Group. A premier residential complex will come up in Sector 43 on 11 acres of land owned by Shipra Group. The development work will be done by Godrej.

    “We are happy to partner with Godrej... The details of the project are in the last stages of finalisation,” said Mohit Singh, director, Shipra Group.

    Pirojsha Godrej, executive chairman, Godrej Properties, said, “This project strengthens our development portfolio in NCR.” The total saleable area of the project will be 2.2 million square feet (sq ft). According to Shipra Group, the project will be priced upwards of Rs10,000 per sq ft. Construction work is expected to start from mid-2019.

    The projects in Noida on which Godrej is already working in the collaborative model include a 100-acre township at Pari Chowk, Greater Noida, and Godrej Golf Links with Ace group and another township at Sector 150, Noida, with Lotus Greens.







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  • SC orders disbursal of Rs 67 crore to Unitech’s Uni Homes buyers
    All homebuyers of Uni Homes have been verified by Amicus Curiae Pawan Shree AggarwalAnkit Sharma | ETRealty | September 25, 2018, 15:30 IST
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    NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered disbursal of Rs 67 crore in favour of 352 buyers of Unitech’ Uni Homes residential project in Noida.

    The money will be distributed on pro-rata basis to home buyers who have requested for refund.

    All homebuyers of Uni Homes have been verified by Amicus Curiae Pawan Shree Aggarwal.

    The apex court had previously ordered release of Rs 21 crore for the construction of 514 flats in five residential projects of Unitech.

    The five residential projects include Uni Homes (Mohali), Verve and Horizon (Greater Noida), Vistas (Gurugram) and Uni Homes (Noida).

    The committee headed by Justice SN Dhingra is monitoring the construction status of these projects.











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  • For 1 year, DMRC to operate Aqua Line TNN | Sep 26, 2018, 07:16 IST

    NOIDA: The Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) on Tuesday passed a proposal to hand over the operations of the Aqua Line to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for the first year, in its board meeting held at Nirman Bhawan in Delhi.

    NMRC had last month signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the DMRC to handle the operations of the line for a year. Officials told TOI that since the NMRC does not have adequate trained manpower currently, it will need trained staff to handle operations. “So, in the initial year, DMRC will give about 100 people for managing our operations,” an official said.

    The NMRC will, however, bear a cost of their services which turns about to be about Rs 3 crore per annum, according to the official. Also discussed in the board meeting was a detailed progress report of the Aqua line and upgradation of the city bus service among other issues.

    PD Upadhdyay, executive director, NMRC, said 50 city buses will be initially rolled out as metro feeders. “The UP State Road Transport Corporation is yet to give its survey report. The routes, frequency, etc of the buses to be hired in the future will depend on this survey,” he added.

    A recommendation for an audit of the financial reports of the NMRC by the CAG has been made, he said.









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  • Only state govt can permit sand mining, says NGT TNN | Sep 27, 2018, 04:21 IST




    Noida: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has prohibited any permission for mining of sand and minerals at the district level, in what is being touted as a landmark order by environmental activists. Instead, all such permissions will now have to be procured from the state government directly.

    The NGT’s principal bench, headed by chairperson AK Goel, issued the order in the wake of a petition by Greater Noida-based environmentalist Vikrant Tongad in 2016 that claimed sand mining on river beds is done mainly for the purpose of construction.

    The order was uploaded on the tribunal’s portal on Tuesday evening.

    In its order, the tribunal has taken back the rights of District Level Environment Impact Assessment Society in granting permission for any kind of mining activity in a land area ranging from 0-5 hectares.

    The order states that permission for any kind of mining would now have to be secured from the state-level Environment Impact Assessment Society (SEIAA), claiming that the DEIAA does not have the expertise or scientific knowledge necessary to assess environmental implications and have been conferred with “excessive and uncanalized power devoid of any guidelines”.

    “The tribunal has noted that extraction of alluvial soil from within or near a stream bed has a direct impact on the stream’s physical habitat characteristics. The characteristics include bed elevation, substrate composition and stability, in-stream roughness elements, depth, velocity, turbidity, sediment transport, stream discharge and temperature,” Tongad told TOI.

    “Altering these habitat characteristics can have deleterious impacts on both in-stream and upstream of several rivers which may have serious environmental impact,” he added. Sand and soil mining has been an activity along the banks of Yamuna in the Greater Noida region.
    The environmentalists feel that with a curb on procurement of permission for such mining at district level, a check would be brought on over-mining or illegal mining in the region.








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  • Police want 2 key turns widened after opening of NTPC underpass TNN | Sep 29, 2018, 03:09 IST



    NOIDA: Anticipating an increase in pressure at the sectors 12/22 intersection and T-Series junction once the NTPC underpass opens, the city traffic police has written to the Noida Authority to free the left turns at both the crossings and widen the roads to allow vehicles coming from DND Flyway and going towards sectors 48, 51,101 and 104 take the left turn comfortably.

    At present, the road connecting the sectors 12/22 intersection with the Metro hospital and the one connecting the T-Series junction are narrow.

    While the road connecting the T-Series intersection with Sector 4 is occupied by a slew of vehicles illegally parked outside a car showroom, the road connecting the sectors 12/22 intersection with Metro hospital is rendered narrow due to encroachments by e-rickshaws and house owners who have covered a part of the road, apart from the electricity poles on the footpath.

    SP (traffic) Anil Jha said the roads are narrow and they will have to bear the extra burden once the NTPC underpass opens on October 10.

    “With the opening of the NTPC underpass, it’s expected that number of commuters on the DND Flyway will reduce by about 15-20%. However, those commuters who would till now take the City Centre route for travelling towards sectors 49, 51, etc, will now take the NTPC underpass via the T-Series and the Sector 12/22 intersection. As the left turns here are not free, traffic is likely to get stuck on this route, once the underpass starts,” he said.

    He said at the T-Series intersection, cars have been lining up on the road towards Sector 4 outside a car showroom. The force has sought widening of both the connecting roads here, he said.

    Meanwhile, commuters have demanded that the traffic police regulates the illegal parking mafia on these stretches. “There are a number of cars parked outside the car showroom when we turn towards left at the T-Series intersection. The traffic police needs to free the left turns from the illegal parking mafia in order to make more space for vehicles,” said Achal Kaul, a resident of Sector 22.


















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