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Vinod Rajput writes on environment, infrastructure, real estate and government policies in Noida and Greater Noida. He has reported on environment and infrastructure in Delhi, Gurgaon and Panchkula in the past.

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Noida: Land rates main poll issue in rural belt

All parties have promised farmers the best deals for agricultural land notified for acquisition for either the Noida international airport in Jewar or other development projects

With the elections approaching, farmers are trying to haggle a better deal for themselves from the various political parties and are demanding a rate of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>6,000 per square metre for their land. (Virendra Singh Gosain/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 12, 2024 06:02 AM IST
By, Greater Noida

Noida directs 42 real estate developers to clear dues, allow registry

Registry of apartments in the stuck housing projects has become a key issue in the ongoing campaigning for 2024 Lok Sabha elections

The Noida authority said in the meeting, it was confirmed that 42 of 57 realtors have given their consent to make payment of their respective dues in stalled housing projects. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 12, 2024 05:34 AM IST
By, Noida

Yeida allocates 75 crore to develop 37 parks in urban areas

The Yeida will develop 37 out of 100 park projects in the first phase in order to increase the green cover in the new urban areas that include residential clusters and also industrial sectors, officials said. Once these 37 parks are developed, the authority will take up the development of the remaining parks in the second phase

The Yamuna Expressway industrial development authority (Yeida) has set aside a fund of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>75 crore in order to develop 37 parks in its urban areas in close proximity to the Noida International Airport site. (HT FILE PHOTO (Representational).)
Updated on Apr 10, 2024 06:22 AM IST

GB Nagar: BSP, SP focus on rural belts in campaigning, BJP strikes a balance

The GB Nagar seat has 2,675,148 registered voters — 782,872 in Noida, 729,481 in Dadri, 369,824 in Jewar, 399,091 in Sikandrabad and 393,880 in Khurja

While BSP and SP candidates are focusing on rural areas in the first leg of campaigning, the BJP has deployed teams in both villages and urban areas. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 09, 2024 06:06 AM IST
By, Noida

DPR ready for RRTS line from Ghaziabad to Noida airport in Jewar

The 72.29km RRTS-cum-metro route -- from Ghaziabad to Noida international airport in Jewar -- will have a total of 22 stations

The detailed project report (DPR) has divided the 72.29km RRTS-cum-Metro project into two sections -- Section One will be from Ghaziabad to Greater Noida’s Kasna (Ecotech VI), and Section Two from Kasna (Ecotech VI) to Noida airport. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 06, 2024 06:48 AM IST
By, Greater Noida

With 84 crore assets, BJP’s Mahesh Sharma richest candidate in GB Nagar

The candidates from the three main political parties have got no criminal records or FIRs against them in any police station

BJP’s Mahesh Sharma filed his nomination on Wednesday for the constituency having 1,830,966 registered voters — 759,418 in Noida, 704,502 in Dadri and 367,046 in Jewar. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 05, 2024 05:40 AM IST
By, Noida

Vote for Modi to make India world’s 3rd largest economy: Yogi Adityanath

The CM expressed hope that intellectuals -- professionals such as doctors, lawyers, engineers and entrepreneurs -- will generate support for the BJP

CM Yogi Adityanath, addressing a gathering of intellectuals at a private institute in Greater Noida , shared his government's achievements and developmental roadmap in view of the 2024 general elections on Monday. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 02, 2024 06:00 AM IST
By, Noida

Noida and Greater Noida flat registries: 5 things homebuyers should know

So far 14 realtors have got permission for registry of 500 apartments in Noida. Greater Noida authority has given permission for the registry of 1366 flats

Noida authority has said that it has given permission for the registry of a total of 13,639 apartments after real estate developers of 35 housing projects gave their consent to clear their financial dues. (HT Archive)
Published on Apr 01, 2024 02:55 PM IST

Noida authority allows registration of 13,639 apartments

As many as 35 real estate developers have given their consent to pay 25 percent of total dues to Noida Authority to be eligible for apartments’ registry

CM Yogi Adityanath had directed the Noida authority in December, 2023 that the home-buyers must get possession and apartment registry without any inconvenience. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 01, 2024 05:32 AM IST

Yeida offers waivers to developer SDS Group to provide relief to homebuyers

The Yeida will offer waivers as per the provisions of the state government’s December 21, 2023 policy meant for “stalled legacy” housing projects

At least 1,400 homebuyers, who had invested in SDS Infracon’s integrated NRI Township project, in YEIDA’s Sector 26A 14 years ago, are still awaiting possession of their homes. (HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 30, 2024 07:06 AM IST

SP changes GB Nagar candidate, fields Dr Mahendra Nagar again

he party had first named Dr Mahendra Nagar as its candidate from this seat on March 17. But four days later it opted for Rahul Awana

Nagar was replaced with Awana because a section of party workers opposed his candidature on the ground that he has just come from Congress party and may not be a strong candidate. (HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 29, 2024 09:24 AM IST

YEIDA releases 681cr for acquiring land near Noida Airport

Yeida released ₹681 crore for land acquisition in Sector 10 for industrial development near Noida airport

The Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (Yeida) has released <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>681 crore to acquire land for the development of a sector dedicated for industrial development — named Sector 10, located along Yamuna Expressway. (Sunil Ghosh/HTPhoto)(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 29, 2024 07:14 AM IST

Noida to seal commercial outlets releasing untreated waste into drains

Meanwhile, the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) has demanded additional time from the Noida authority for installation of effluent treatment plants

These outlets are located in an unauthorised commercial markets in Hazipur and Sector 104 (above), which have lately become popular commercial hubs among city residents (HT Archive)
Updated on Mar 28, 2024 05:32 AM IST
By, Noida

New panel formed to resolve farmers’ land leaseback issues

This committee will formulate a standard operating procedure (SOP) that will be applicable to farmers under all three authorities to address their abadi or ‘leaseback’ disputes, said officials

The decision was taken in line with assurances given to farmers last month to persuade them to end their months long agitation against authorities. (HT Archive)
Updated on Mar 28, 2024 05:22 AM IST
By, Greater Noida

ED probe begins into Orris Group’s fund diversion

The Yeida, on June 27, 2018, lodged an FIR against Greenbay Infrastructure at Kasna police station under sections 420, 409, 467, 468, 471 of IPC

Yeida, on February 12, 2018, during an audit found out that eight real estate developers, including Oriss Group, diverted <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>860 crore collected from homebuyers, a contention that was denied by most developers involved. (Sunil Ghosh/HTPhoto)
Updated on Mar 25, 2024 05:52 AM IST
By, Greater Noida

BSP picks Solanki for GB Nagar seat

Solanki said if elected, he will work for farmers’ causes, employment for the youth, and development of all sections of society

Solanki was earlier with the Congress and won the assembly elections from Sikandrabad in 1985, but he quit Congress earlier this year and joined BSP. (HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 25, 2024 05:46 AM IST

Yeida frees 1.63 mln sq metres land from unauthorised people

Villages around the under-construction Noida International Airport in Jewar have emerged as the hotbed of unauthorised development, as per Yeida

Yeida has issued public notices and advertisements to warn the public against buying illegal plots to check the development of unauthorised neighbourhoods near the Jewar airport site. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 25, 2024 05:50 AM IST
By, Greater Noida

G Noida flyover work expedited to ease traffic on Kasna road

So far, at least 46 percent work on this flyover project has been completed, and the rest is expected to be completed by February-end, 2025

The construction of the flyover will benefit the commuters because they will not have to go to old Kasna road and be stuck in traffic snarls on Kasna road. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo (representational image))
Published on Mar 22, 2024 10:50 PM IST

Yeida approves detailed project report of Heritage City

Heritage City will start near 101km milestone of the Yamuna Expressway and end at the Banke Bihari temple

The Heritage City project is set to be developed on 2,965.2 acre land along the Yamuna Expressway and the project has an estimated budget of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>6,000 crore. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 22, 2024 05:42 AM IST
By, Greater Noida

Noida authority did not provide land as directed by court, developer tells HC

Noida has held that ATS Homes should first develop sports facilities. But the developer said they do not have enough land for that

As per the scheme, a consortium of companies was eligible to make a bid for the plot allotment with an area of 503,000sqm. ATS Homes had submitted its bid on behalf of the consortium of 10 companies and a total of 393,276.75sqm land was allotted to the consortium, while the remaining 109,723.25 sqm land was proposed to be acquired by the Noida authority. (HT Archive)
Updated on Mar 21, 2024 06:24 AM IST
By, Noida

Greater Noida authority hikes water tariff by up to 10%

If a consumer fails to pay the annual water bill by end of March 2024, then the authority will impose a penal interest of up to 11% on the dues, said officials

According to authority officials, the tariff is being increased so as to collect more revenue and spend it on improving supply infrastructure and the quality of water supplied. (HT Archive)
Updated on Mar 20, 2024 05:40 AM IST
By, Greater Noida

Trial runs to begin by June-end at Noida airport in Jewar: NIAL

NIAL has also informed the state government that at least ₹7371 .51 crore, of the ₹10,056 crore budget, has been spent on the greenfield airport so far and the target is to start flight operations by September 2024

An artist’s impression of the terminal building of the greenfield Noida international airport coming up in Jewar, along the Yamuna Expressway. Concessionaire Zurich Airport International selected architects Nordic, Grimshaw, Haptic and STUP to design the passenger terminal of the airport in Jewar. (HT Archive)
Updated on Mar 20, 2024 05:02 AM IST
By, Noida

Noida Authority refuses nod for Unitech’s revised building maps

The refusal will further delay stalled projects in Noida and exacerbate sufferings of homebuyers who have been waiting for over a decade to get their flats

In Unitech Unihomes housing project in Sector 117, which is also partially completed, homeowners have already occupied some of the towers. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 19, 2024 05:36 AM IST
By, Noida

No respite in sight for home buyers as Noida Authority to challenge HC order

The high court had also directed the Noida Authority to execute registries in the name of home buyers without seeking no-dues certificate from real estate firms

The Noida Authority has decided to challenge the High Court order requiring it to execute registries in the name of homebuyers in Cloud Nine’s Lotus Espacia housing project. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 18, 2024 06:22 AM IST

UP govt to GBN DM: Probe into MotoGP irregularities

The move came after Jewar MLA via a complaint in 2023 to Uttar Pradesh chief secretary sought a detailed probe into the accounts of the Fairstreet Sports

The company, however, said they have replied along with the bills spent on organising the event and denied having committed any irregularities. (HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 16, 2024 06:38 AM IST

CM’s Noida visit on Saturday cancelled owing to model code of conduct

The group housing department had done all preparations for the CM event, but it was learnt that the visit has been cancelled

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath was to hand over registries to 10 homebuyers each in Noida, Greater Noida and the Yamuna Expressway at an event scheduled to take place at Greater Noida’s Gautam Buddha University auditorium. (Arvind Yadav/HT Photo Hindustan Times)
Updated on Mar 16, 2024 06:28 AM IST
By, Noida

Work on eight projects in Wish Town to begin soon

The IMC in a letter to Jaiprakash Associates Limited has asked to hand over the physical possession of the projects without any delay

The NCLTappointed Implementation and Monitoring Committee has decided to engage the new contractors so that home-buyers can get their apartments ready and the possession without further delay. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 15, 2024 08:24 AM IST

Noida to install around 2500 CCTV cameras to ensure safety to residents

Noida authority to install 2,500 CCTV cameras for city-wide surveillance, budget of ₹212 crore approved for the Safe City project to enhance law and order.

Once installed, the authority will hand over the electronic-surveillance project to police through a control room to be set up in Sector 94. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 15, 2024 06:30 AM IST

Yeida approves 9,992 cr budget for fiscal 2024-25; land allotment rates hiked

Yeida has doubled the budget approval for the 2024-25 financial year because it needs to develop at least 10 new sectors, in proximity to the upcoming airport

The Yeida has also decided to increase the land allotment rate by 5.14% in all categories of land such as residential, commercial, institutional and mixed land use, said officials. This means that Yeida will increase the rate at which the authority sells its land to the allottees. (HT Archive)
Updated on Mar 13, 2024 05:00 AM IST
By, Greater Noida

Work on two more underpasses on Noida-Greater Noida e-way to begin soon

Once built, these underpasses will offer ease to commuters and also smoothen commuting on the Noida-Greater Expressway

These were five smaller underpasses on this expressway, but they could not handle the increased traffic load. (HT Archive)
Updated on Mar 12, 2024 05:16 AM IST
By, Noida
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