In a major development, an elevated road will be built all the way from the Delhi-Noida- Delhi (DND) Flyway to the Metro Station at the City Centre in Sector 32. According to NOIDA chairman, Mohinder Singh, the formalities regarding the elevated roads and the underpasses will be completed in about four months, and the construction will start immediately. Singh said: “Noida commuters will now enjoy the same traffic facilities as offered in the capital. The new facilities will be built as per the traffic plan worked out by RITES in 2004-05, on the basis of an intensive survey. In view of this, three new underpasses will be constructed on the main Master Plan Road.”A consultant will be appointed to study and carry out the construction of the new elevated roads and underpasses.
NOIDA has also decided to construct a 130meter-high office for itself, at a cost of about Rs 450 crore. To be completed by December 2012, the new office will be located in Sector 44, and will have a helipad constructed.
Meanwhile, the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) and the Yamuna Expressway Authority (YEA) have finalized their building bylaws for housing.
Under the new bylaws, houses of three storeys can be constructed, instead of a maximum of two-and-a-half stories that are allowed at present. Apart from this, children of farmers will get 10% reservation in schools and colleges, whereas children of urban dwellers will get 75% reservation in schools and colleges. According to a senior official of GNIDA, the decision to allow building of three-storey houses will bring GNIDA and YEA on a par with New Okhla Industrial Development Authority.
There is also good news for the 302 allottees of the GNIDA housing scheme BHS-06. GNIDA had earlier realized the lease rent of both the land and building from these allottees. Now, GNIDA has decided to return the lease rent for the buildings.
GNIDA has also decided to expedite the work on the night safari project. And the YEA board has approved a scheme for the building of schools, colleges and nursing homes to back up the residential schemes in the YEA area.