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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  • RWAs walk out of meet on 'no show' by Authority

    NOIDA: More than 60 representatives of over 25 societies, including the Federation of Noida Resident Welfare Association (FONRWA) and the Noida Entrepreneurs' Association (NEA), staged a walk-out after waiting for an hour to meet Noida Authority officials on mixed land use. The Authority officials did not turn up for the meet.

    The meeting, scheduled at Indira Gandhi Kala Kendra, Sector 6, on Monday morning, saw agitated members of the federation waiting for over an hour for Authority officials. "No one came from the Authority despite prior fixing of the meeting. It is a very careless approach amounting to an insult to the federation members. The matter will now be taken up with chief minister Akhilesh Yadav," said N P Singh, president, FONRWA.

    Vipin Malhan of NEA maintained that the approach of the Authority smacked of utter lack of seriousness on the issue. "After waiting for an hour we walked out as people had taken valuable time off from their work and other engagements to attend the meet," said Malhan.

    The federation has been campaigning for mixed land use in both industrial and residential areas of the city. "We need immediate mixed land use status for certain residential sectors where there's a requirement for a nursing home, postal services, grocery shop and a bank. Similarly, in industrial sectors like 9 and 10, there's need for a hospital and shops that deal in raw materials related to their industry so that they don't have to depend on other states for the same," said Singh, who was present for the meeting.

    Apart from this, the federation's demand includes limiting of guest houses in residential sectors, based on area and population of the sectors. "We do not want Noida to become another Paharganj," said Malhan.

    But none of the issues could be taken up due to non-representation from the Noida Authority.

    Later in the day, Authority OSD Manoj Rai called to placate the FONRWA representatives and assured them of addressing the issues at another meeting next week.









    RWAs walk out of meet on 'no show' by Authority - The Times of India
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  • has moved out from 62 to xpressway but 62 office is still there with only division.
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  • Originally Posted by meetarpit
    has moved out from 62 to xpressway but 62 office is still there with only division.

    samsun has moved out from 62 to xpressway but 62 office is still there with only mobil division. ;)
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  • Originally Posted by meetarpit
    samsun has moved out from 62 to xpressway but 62 office is still there with only mobil division. ;)


    Thanks for sharing the information Arpit.

    they keep doing this shuffling... prior to sector 62 they were near to expressway only
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  • Some Good News

    मेट्रो : जल्द शुरू होगा कालिंदी कुंज ट्रैक पर काम


    Feb 5, 2014, 08.00AM IST


    विनोद शर्मा, नोएडा
    यूपी गवर्नमेंट ने आखिरकार नोएडा को साउथ दिल्ली से कनेक्ट करने वाले मेट्रो ट्रैक के निर्माण को लेकर ग्रीन सिग्नल दे दिया है। पिछले सप्ताह नोएडा के विजिट पर आए आईडीसी आलोक रंजन के दौरे में यह संकेत मिलने के बाद अथॉरिटी ने अपनी कार्रवाई शुरू कर दी है। इसके बाद ही सीईओ रमा रमण लखनऊ में हायर लेवल कमिटी की मीटिंग में शामिल होने गए थे। सूत्रों ने बताया है कि कुछ दिनों में बॉटैनिकल गार्डन से कालिंदी कुंज के ट्रैक पर निर्माण कार्य शुरू हो जाएगा।
    दिल्ली में फेज थ्री का निर्माण शुरू होते ही डीएमआरसी ने कालिंदी कुंज के निकट यूपी की जमीन पर अपना साइट स्टोर बनाया था। इसी स्टोर के पास से यमुना नदी पर मेट्रो ब्रिज का निर्माण शुरू कराया गया था। इसके बाद सिंचाई विभाग की जमीन को लेकर विवाद पैदा हो गया था। यह विवाद भी तीन महीने पहले शासन से क्लीयर कर दिया गया। अथॉरिटी ने अब इसी ट्रैक को 2017 तक पूरा करने के लिए डीएमआरसी को कहा है।
    3.94 किमी का ट्रैक
    डीएमआरसी ने इस प्रोजेक्ट के लिए जो डीपीआर सबमिट की थी, उसमें इसकी लागत 800 करोड़ के करीब आंकी गई है। इस पर ओखला बर्ड सैंक्चुरी नाम से स्टेशन बनाया जाना है। दूसरा स्टेशन बॉटैनिकल गार्डन पर होगा। कालिंदी कुंज से बॉटैनिकल गार्डन की दूरी लगभग 3.94 किलोमीटर है।
    साउथ दिल्ली व एयरपोर्ट कनेक्शन

    इस ट्रैक का निर्माण पूरा होने के बाद नोएडा से फरीदाबाद, गुड़गांव व एयरपोर्ट के साथ- साथ नजफगढ़ तक पहुंचना आसान हो जाएगा। यानी साउथ दिल्ली के कालकाजी मंदिर, नेहरू प्लेस, आईआईटी, जेएनयू व बसंत विहार जैसे एरिया सीधे कनेक्ट होंगे। सबसे बड़ी बात यह है कि यह ट्रैक नोएडा-ग्रेटर नोएडा एक्सप्रेस वे, मथुरा रोड़, गुड़गांव रोड व नजफगढ़ बहादुरगढ़ रोड से कनेक्ट करेगा। यानी कोई नरेला या बहादुरगढ़ की तरफ से मेट्रो में आए और सीधे मथुरा रोड या नोएडा- ग्रेटर नोएडा एक्सप्रेस वे पर उतरकर सीधे आगरा या यूपी के किसी भी हिस्से के लिए बस पकड़ सकेगा।
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  • Yes I read it today morning. So it means no more approvals left for this small but most important stretch. Work may start soon.

    Very important development

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  • Originally Posted by meetarpit
    samsun has moved out from 62 to xpressway but 62 office is still there with only mobil division. ;)


    There "Only" division has 3500+ employess working in two towers in logix cyber park sec 62.
    Moved branch was SRI-delhi worked in TV fridge softwares and may have arnd less thn 1200 emplyees.
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  • Land owners to get 25% in UP projects

    LUCKNOW: Land owners in Uttar Pradesh will now be entitled to own at least 25% of their total land acquired after the completion of the development project for which the acquisition had taken place. The provision is part of the new State Urban Housing & Habitat Policy (SUHHP) 2014, the draft of which was cleared in principle by the state cabinet on Wednesday.

    Talking to the media after the cabinet meeting concluded, chief minister Akhilesh Yadav expressed hope that the new policy would do away with existing provisions which led to exploitation of petty farmers owning small patches of land. Interestingly, the SUHHP 2014 is broadly based on the policy that presently exists in Gujarat and has been hailed by one and all, including the developers and the farmers whose land has been acquired under the framework.

    The cabinet also authorised the chief minister to clear the draft after required amendments. Once finalized, the SUHHP 2014 will replace the existing housing policy in UP that was formulated almost 20 years ago. Despite rampant urbanization over the last two decades, the land acquisition was made as per the provisions of the policy that came into being in 1995. Land acquisition by state and central government had led to major law and order crises in the state in the last few years. The new policy also minimizes the intervention of the state agencies in land acquisition process as it provides ample scope for the developer and the land owner to negotiate directly.

    At present, the development authorities pay the farmers once the district magistrate has awarded the compensation. Still, there is discontent among the farmers and, many a time, the acquisition process gets entangled in legal battle, the prime example being the 1,500-acre Prabandh Nagar scheme in Lucknow which has failed to take off since 2007. The farmers had refused to part with their land even after the Lucknow Development Authority (LDA) agreed to pay an amount twice the circle rate.

    The SUHHP 2014 will help to eliminate exploitation of the farmers, particularly those who owned a small patch of land. Most of these small land owners were till now compelled to accept the compensation offered by the agency with acquires the land irrespective of the escalation in value once the area was developed. The new SUHHP was in line with the framework provided in the National Urban Housing and Habitat Policy that was cleared by the union government in 2007.

    The new draft provides for a system which reduces the burden of paying compensation to the land owners as it offers ownership in the developed project directly. The policy is sure to benefit the land owners particularly in situations where the land is acquired but the development process takes years after the compensation against land acquisition is paid.

    As per the housing department officials, under the scheme, a compact area will be selected in consultation with land owners for urban development. The authority concerned will provide infrastructure through funds obtained by commercially selling a part of land. The remaining land, whose value would have increased with the provision of infrastructure, will be reallocated to the participating land owners. Land owners, however, cannot claim their own piece of land. The biggest advantage of this arrangement is that it avoids public discontent and protests, and, above all, no money is required for acquiring land since there is no provision for payment of compensation.

    In case the land owner's piece of land is reserved for public utility like a road, a park and the like, then the land owner would be entitled to transfer of development rights. Under the new policy, Housing schemes will have to compulsorily reserve 20% of the housing units for the poor and financially weaker sections of the society. The parameters to define the status of the two categories were however yet to be finalized. In case the acquired land is used for Higher Use category, then the government would provide legal help to land owners to claim "Urban Use" fee from the developer.

    The new policy also provides for compulsory accommodation of public utilities in housing schemes which will include public toilets, bus stops, underpass / foot over bridges for pedestrians, vending zones, solid waste management transfer station, sanitary landfills and the like.

    The cabinet also decided to encourage use of non motorized vehicles for mass public transport like Metro rail, CNG based Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) apart from boosting construction and laying of ring roads and bypass in and around major cities to decongest the crowded commercial and residential pockets of the state.









    Land owners to get 25% in UP projects - The Times of India
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  • Mixed land use policy to soon be implemented after govt's approval

    NOIDA: After an in principle approval of mixed land use policy for specific areas within industrial and residential sectors in November last year, Noida Authority on Thursday held a meeting with residents and entrepreneurs to discuss the issue.

    Taking the proposed policy a step closer to its implementation, over 60 suggestions and objections were received by a panel of officials, who said that the proposal will be forwarded to the state government for its final approval.

    The meeting, which was initially scheduled to be held on Monday, was attended by over a hundred people including office bearers of the Federation of Noida Resident Welfare Association (FONRWA) and Noida Entrepreneurs' Association (NEA).

    In favour of mixed land use, FONRWA has called the commercialization fee formulated by the Authority "unreasonable and exorbitant".

    As per the proposed policy, interested allottees owning residential and industrial property will be able to convert it into mixed land use by paying 50% of the cost difference between the prevailing residential or industrial sector rate and the reserve price of the commercial rate of the area where the property is located.

    "The conversion cost should be 10% instead of 50% and commercial activity should also be allowed on 18m-wide roads instead of only on 24m roads," said NP Singh, president, FONRWA.

    "The Authority should also allow ATMs, nursing homes, laundry services, grocery shops and banks in residential sectors," he added.

    Seeking relaxed land use norms for guest houses, restaurants, nursing homes and banks in industrial sectors, entrepreneurs said that the policy should not be limited to just auto showrooms.

    "Industrial Sectors like 9 and 10 need to be commercialized as the plots are too small to run industries here. Owners can be charged a conversion fee amounting to 50% of the circle rate," said Vipin Malhan, president, NEA, adding that the policy should not be limited to just 24m-wide roads.

    The proposal to allow guest houses in residential areas was unanimously opposed. "Most people don't mind allowing commercial use of residential property because it fetches money. However, care should be taken so that sanctity of residential areas is preserved," said Singh.

    "Guest houses could prove to be a nuisance," added another RWA member. Singh said that affidavits need to be taken by the Authority from owners desirous of adopting commercial activities to ensure adequate parking facilities, especially in residential areas.

    According to Authority officials, suggestions and objections would be studied. "They will be discussed with senior officials," said Manoj Rai, OSD, Noida Authority.

    "Once we have disposed of these, it will be approved by the Noida board," Rai added. The Master Plan-2031 and Noida's building byelaws will be amended once the policy gets a final nod from the state government, officials said.








    Mixed land use policy to soon be implemented after govt's approval - The Times of India
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  • Noida invites bids for transport system SPV
    Vandana Keelor,TNN | Feb 8, 2014, 01.20 AM IST

    NOIDA: The twin cities of Noida and Greater Noida have invited Expression of Interest for a proposed Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) on Friday, to improve the public transport system. The project, which has been dormant for over two years now, is expected to take off in the next three months.

    According to officials, nine companies are in the race for operating the buses in the district. "SERCO India Pvt Ltd, Prasanna Purple Mobility Services, K Log Global Pvt Ltd, Chansons Motors and five other companies have submitted EOIs' said Sandeep Chandra, Noida's senior project engineer. "Our consultants will now evaluate the EOIs according to a preset performa and fixed parameters," Chandra said. "After tabulation and framing the request for proposal (RFP)-a sort of bidding mechanism-they will submit the results to us within 3-4 days," he added. "This will be examined by the committee specially set up by us to take the project to its next step," the official said.

    Authorities of the twin cities had held a pre-bid meeting two weeks ago in a step towards expediting the project. Rama Raman, the chairman and CEO of the two authorities had announced an extension for the submission of the EOI for the project by a week and also directed officials to create a bus depot sprawling 5 acres in Sector 82 in Noida to accommodate the 100 buses that will run under the project.

    The SPV is expected to be put into place before the announcement of the general elections to be held later this year, officials said. The SPVs will be run by Noida Traffic Cell. 100 buses will be operational initially and more will be added later. The buses will run along with the state transport buses. Forty buses will ply in Noida, thirty in Greater Noida while the remaining buses will supplement connectivity between both the cities.


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  • With Infosys buying land in sector 85 how fruitful shall be Jaura & IRIDIA projects in sector 86
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  • Infrastructure tops list for
    authorities' budget

    Vandana Keelor,TNN | Feb 11, 2014, 02.11AM
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    NOIDA: The three industrial development
    authorities - Noida, Greater Noida and
    Yamuna - are all set to tabulate their annual
    budget on Wednesday.
    According to sources, for the year 2014-15,
    the authority allotted a total budget of Rs
    9,200 crore for Noida. Greater Noida is likely
    to spend Rs 7,100 crore, while more than Rs
    3,000 crore could be allocated by Yamuna
    Expressway Industrial Development Authority
    (YEIDA). The authorities are also planning to
    expedite several key infrastructural projects
    in 2014.
    With an aim to develop Noida as a major
    infrastructural hub, on a par with all the
    major cities in the country, the authority
    plans to allot 50% for various development
    projects in the area. It will spend about Rs
    5,000 crore for construction of roads, flyovers
    to resolve traffic bottlenecks problem in
    Noida and to build a major link road between
    Noida and Delhi.
    The money will also be spent to provide basic
    services which include healthcare, power,
    transport and a riverfront corridor along the
    Yamuna and Hindon rivers to address the
    land encroachment problem.
    In Greater Noida, a portion of the budget will
    be used for improving the Metro
    connectivity. Meanwhile, other
    developmental projects which include Night
    safari, a green buffer in the flood plain areas
    of the township and a mega convention
    facility, on the lines of Delhi's India Haibitat
    Centre and a proposed medical university are
    also on the cards.
    YEIDA is expected to raise its budget this
    year. A major chunk of the money will be
    used on infrastructure development projects.

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