Vinod Rajput

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.

Articles by Vinod Rajput

Noida authority demolishes farmhouses on Yamuna floodplains

The authority officials said owners of farmhouses were found their properties for commercial purposes and have done permanent constructions using brick and mortar

This is the first demolition drive after the Yamuna flooding in July this year damaged farmhouses and other structures built on the Yamuna riverbed and floodplains. (HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 17, 2023 07:18 AM IST

Noida airport: 70% work on runway complete, says NIAL

The NIAL officials said the runway work will be completed by March 2024 as the work is in full swing at the site

The construction site of the Noida International Airport in Jewar on Friday. (ANI)
Updated on Oct 13, 2023 10:55 PM IST
By, Greater Noida

SIT starts probe into 91 crore compensation scam in Noida

The case pertains to wrongful claims for compensation, to the tune of ₹91.81 crore, from village Gheja Tilaptabad located along Noida-Greater Noida Expressway

The Supreme Court order on October 5 came in a case in which a former legal officer of Noida authority was accused of wrongfully sanctioning a compensation of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>7.28 crore in a land acquisition case, 22 years after it stood paid. (Representational image)
Updated on Oct 12, 2023 10:42 PM IST
By, Noida

Banks support JAL’s demand that Yeida restore 1,000 hectare land allotment

Yeida objected to the plan on the grounds that the parent company of the group, JAL, has already mortgaged 80 of the 150 acres to banks

On June 13, 2023, the high court had rejected the JAL’s proposal to sell 150 acres of this 1,000 hectares and raise <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1,500 crore to pay the land cost dues owed to Yeida, settling their dues once and for all. (HT Photo)
Published on Oct 11, 2023 10:38 PM IST

Yeida expedites land acquisition for Noida airport’s MRO hub

According to officials, Yeida has already acquired 814 hectares of land out of the total 1,365 hectares required for this project

The Yeida has notified 6000 hectares of the area at Jewar along Yamuna Expressway for the development of a civil aviation hub. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 09, 2023 06:24 AM IST

New industrial plot allotment policy in works for Gautam Budh Nagar

Previously, in April 2022, the three authorities had adopted e-bidding to allocate industrial plots, allowing applicants to secure plots by offering the highest price

The authorities are working on a new system that considers objective criteria, financial conditions, profiles, and interviews for plot allocation. (Representative Image)
Updated on Oct 09, 2023 06:22 AM IST

Two connecting roads to Noida airport in Jewar to be ready by March 2024

Once completed, phase one of the airport will cater to 12 million passengers annually and that will further increase to 70 million passengers by phase four

A passenger terminal will also be constructed with an area of 100,000 square metres, said NIA officials. (Sunil Ghosh/Ht Photo)
Updated on Oct 07, 2023 06:34 AM IST

Yeida ordered filing of FIR against corrupt staff

After an internal inquiry initiated by the authority, the staff members were found to be favouring contractors, in clear violation of established rules and regulations

This action was prompted by complaints received against a high-ranking general manager of the authority and members of the technical committee. (Representative Image)
Updated on Oct 05, 2023 05:48 AM IST

New Noida: Authority to buy land directly from farmers

The Noida authority plans to buy land directly from farmers to develop the "New Noida" town in five phases, projected to have a population of 600,000 by 2041. The master plan for the Dadri-Noida-Ghaziabad Investment region will include industries, residential areas, recreational green spaces, and institutional and mixed-land use. The town will have world-class connectivity and the first phase is set to begin by the end of 2024. The Noida authority plans to purchase approximately 21,000 hectares of agricultural land from neighbouring villages.

The Noida authority plans to purchase approximately 21,000 hectares of agricultural land from 60 villages in the neighbouring Bulandshahr district and 20 villages in Gautam Budh Nagar. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 03, 2023 06:16 AM IST

Apprise Jaypee homebuyers of project completion details, Yeida tells Suraksha

The move comes after a group of homebuyers on Wednesday met Singh and demanded the delivery schedule of their delayed units

On March 7, 2023, the Suraksha Group’s resolution plan to acquire Jaypee Infratech Limited was approved by the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) (Representative Image)
Updated on Sep 29, 2023 05:42 AM IST

IATA assigns Jewar airport location identifier — DXN

Once completed, phase one the airport will cater to 12 million passengers annually which will further increase to 70 million passengers by phase four

The code, DXN, symbolises the airport’s proximity to Noida, Delhi and western Uttar Pradesh. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 28, 2023 06:04 AM IST

Upcoming Noida airport ‘location identifier’ is DXN, a three-letter unique code

The Noida International Greenfield Airport is expected to become functional before its scheduled deadline of September 29, 2024

 (HT Photo/Sunil Ghosh)
Published on Sep 27, 2023 04:55 PM IST

Master Plan 2041 for Greater Noida is to be ready shortly

As per the master plan notification process, the authority will now address the objections and suggestions raised by the general public against the draft master plan, and then in a month finalise the Master Plan 2041

By the year 2041, the city will be developed to accommodate a population of at least 4.74 million as per by the draft Master Plan 2041 projections, which was approved by the Greater Noida authority board on August 12. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 27, 2023 05:56 AM IST

Jewar farmers thank Yogi for airport land acquisition relief

The CM was attending the Moto GP Bharat event at Budha International Circuit. He also met chief executive officers of top global companies and garment businessman

A delegation of 21 farmers met chief minister Yogi Adityanath at Gautam Buddha University guest house on Sunday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 24, 2023 11:49 PM IST

Farmers thank CM for land compensation, clearing airport development hurdle

The farmers were elated and eager to convey their appreciation to the CM personally, as Yogi Adityanath allowed them to claim compensation and rehabilitation benefits for government land they had been using for the past 45 years.

Yogi Adityanath (HT File)
Published on Sep 24, 2023 09:30 PM IST

Yeida agrees to leaseback residential plots to 3,000 farmers in first phase

The Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (Yeida) has approved the leaseback of abadi land to around 3,000 farmers near the Noida international greenfield airport project in Jewar. The authority aims to complete the leaseback process in the next four to five months.

Yeida has approved the leaseback of abadi land (land meant for residential purposes) to around 3,000 farmers near the Noida international greenfield airport project in Jewar, along the Yamuna Expressway. (HT Archive)
Updated on Sep 22, 2023 11:19 PM IST
By, Greater Noida

275 world-class companies to converge for Investors’ Meet in U.P. on Sept 23

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath will be in attendance at the meeting with these chief executive officers to discuss investment proposals and projects related to their units.

Yogi Adityanath (HT File)
Published on Sep 22, 2023 12:44 AM IST

Jaypee homebuyers demand flat delivery

22,000 homebuyers have yet to receive their flats because Jaypee Infratech Limited went through a corporate insolvency resolution process

Homebuyers protest in Wish Town on Tuesday. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 25, 2023 03:18 PM IST

Noida’s Udyog Marg to be developed into a model road

According to officials, the decision to revamp Udyog Marg into a model road was prompted by an inspection conducted by the CEO of the Noida Authority, Lokesh M

Udyog Marg is home to many automobile outlets and offices of multinational companies, but the illegal parking on both pavements and roadsides has turned this wide road into a narrow bottleneck. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Published on Sep 17, 2023 11:30 PM IST

Noida authority seeks citizens’ feedback for master plan 2041

The authority also plans to acquire agricultural land from 60 villages in the neighboring Bulandshahr district and 20 villages in Gautam Budh Nagar

On August 13, 2023, the authority finalized the land usage for the draft master plan-2041 meant for DGNIR, also known as the ‘New Noida’ region, proposed to be developed in the Dadri-Sikandrabad area towards Bulandshahr. (Representative Image)
Published on Sep 17, 2023 11:29 PM IST

Yamuna CEO inspects roads around formula One circuit

During the inspection, Singh focused on several critical areas, including the service road, the Yamuna Expressway underpass near the Formula One Circuit, and entry points to the Budha International Circuit

The event, featuring riders from 22 countries, is scheduled from September 22 to 24, and Singh and his team are leaving no stone unturned to ensure its success. (HT Photo)
Published on Sep 17, 2023 11:29 PM IST

Yeida plans to develop Aerotropolis around Jewar airport

The Yeida in its 78th board meeting approved a proposal that earmarks 6,554 hectares of land for this ambitious project and now the authority will seek nod from the UP government

The Yeida have directed the planners and the experts to plan the layout so that it can become home to various themes, including an innovation and tech hub, commercial centres, a logistics hub, hospitality options, and recreational and entertainment areas. (Sunil Ghosh/ HT Photo)
Published on Sep 16, 2023 05:16 PM IST

Apartment flooded in Jaypee Kalypso Court as fire system pipe malfunctions

Following the incident, senior fire department officers and a team of the realty firm conducted an inspection of the flat to figure out how the incident happened

JAL appointed engineer Mukesh Malkot, who inspected the apartment, said this was a “one off incident”. (HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 16, 2023 05:32 PM IST

After lift tragedy, Noida issued instructions to realtors, resident bodies

In case any untoward incident happens because of a lack of lift maintenance, the builder or AoA concerned shall be held responsible for criminal negligence

The directions came hours after a lift collapsed at the construction site in Amrapali Dream Valley project in Greater Noida West,killing at least four persons and injuring five more. (Representative Image)
Published on Sep 16, 2023 04:59 PM IST

Yeida nod for Suraksha Group’s plan to take over stuck realty project of Jaypee Infratech

On its part, the Yamuna authority had just one condition to make -- that Suraksha Group pay the enhanced 64.7% land compensation to farmers before it takes over assets of Jaypee Infratech Limited, said officials

The Yamuna authority also accepted all five conditions that Suraksha Group put forward for the takeover. (HT Photo)
Published on Sep 13, 2023 11:40 PM IST

GB Nagar administration to acquire 306 hectares of land near Noida airport

The administration expects to start acquiring the land from the farmers after four months, once all the remaining formalities are completed, officials said

The Yeida had in 2022 beginning asked the administration and the UP government to acquire the land in this area given the demands for the land for the industries near the airport project that will become operational by the end of 2024. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Published on Sep 12, 2023 11:07 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh allocates 8 crore for MotoGP event

The ₹8 crore will be used to mainly modify the track and repair offices and buildings at the venue, said officials

 Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida
Published on Sep 12, 2023 12:11 AM IST
By, Greater Noida

Rashtriya Lokdal’s nine MLA to support Greater Noida farmers

In the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections 2024, the Lokdal’s national executive has decided to organise a meeting at Greater Noida’s Gurjar Bhavan located near Pari Chowk around 3pm

Farmers from around 40 villages have been staging the protest against the Uttar Pradesh government and the Greater Noida authority demanding better compensation and rehabilitation facilities in lieu of their land that was acquired. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Published on Sep 10, 2023 11:02 PM IST

Yeida to change group housing land payment plan

Officials said that move comes after Yeida’s realized that realtors have been hesitant to purchase land for realty projects under the current scheme

Under the proposed revision, developers may be allowed to pay housing land costs over a five-year period, in contrast to the previous scheme, which required payment within 90 days after land allotment. (Representative Image)
Published on Sep 10, 2023 09:07 PM IST

Yeida plans to waive penal interest on financial dues for realtors

The introduction of this one-time settlement (OTS) policy would exempt realtors from penal interest and waive interest accrued during the legal battles between farmers and the authority, which disrupted construction work

Meanwhile, realtors said that they have eagerly awaited this move, as the sector faced its worst crisis since the COVID-19 pandemic. (Representative Image)
Updated on Sep 06, 2023 11:43 PM IST
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