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

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

G Noida’s 1-time settlement scheme for flat allottees who defaulted on payments

The scheme is meant only for those apartment owners, who have bought the flats from the authority in its flat schemes

The scheme started on September 1, and will continue till December 31, 2023, said officials. (HT Archive)
Updated on Sep 05, 2023 11:08 PM IST

UP-Rera to focus on recovery of buyers’ money from realtors

UP-Rera officials said they will start attaching the assets of realtors who are delaying the refund to homebuyers

According to rules, homebuyers seeking refund in realty projects that failed to live up to promises made during flat sale, file their complaints with UP-Rera. Several buyers also seek refund as they do not trust the realtor to deliver the project. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 25, 2023 03:17 PM IST

Yeida asks toy park entrepreneurs to develop units at the earliest

On Saturday, Yeida chairman Anil Kumar Sagar laid the foundation stone for the construction work of toy units for the project

A total of 31 unit owners have already executed the registry of their respective plots out of 142 and started the construction work at the site. (Representative Image)
Updated on Sep 03, 2023 11:13 PM IST

UP-Rera to ask banks to provide funds to delayed real estate projects

Homebuyers welcomed the move by UP-Rera and urged the authority to resolve the hurdles coming their way in completing the delayed projects

One such project where the buyers’ association is struggling to arrange funds is the Sampada Livia of PSA Impex Group in Greater Noida. (Representative Image)
Updated on Sep 25, 2023 03:20 PM IST

UP-Rera announces three measures to safeguard homebuyer interests

The authority has decided to form a special cell, bring in stringent regulation to curb fund diversion by realtors and carry out digitisation of housing land in the state’s 13 big cities, including Noida and Greater Noida

The new chairman of UP-Rera Sanjay Bhoosareddy (middle) during a meeting. (HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 01, 2023 11:36 PM IST

Noida authority officials inspect new Golf Course project site

The Golf Course project, located in sector 151 along Noida Expressway, remains incomplete due to some farmers withholding their land for the project, leading to disruptions at the site

Currently, the project stands at 43% completion. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 22, 2023 11:18 PM IST

BJP to file complaint against Noida IAS officer for ‘plan to contest 2024 polls’

Denying the claims, BN Singh said, “I work according to the rules during working hours and meet people at social events on holidays.”

BJP Noida president Manoj Gupta addresses the media at Noida media club in Sector 29 on Monday. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 22, 2023 05:58 PM IST
By, Noida

Noida International Golf Course members demand refund due to delay in project

The members said that the Noida authority missed multiple deadlines to complete the new Golf Course project in Sector 151 due to land disputes with farmers

Members of the Noida International Golf Course have demanded that the Noida authority either refund their membership fees or allow them to use the old Golf Course in Sector 38A. (HT Archive)
Updated on Aug 22, 2023 05:58 PM IST
By, Noida

Noida to develop Sec 42 plot after 3-decade wait

During its 210th board meeting on August 13, the authority gave its nod to a fresh layout plan for Sector 42, covering a sprawling area of 460,000 square metres

Yet to be announced, the allotment rates for this newly approved Sector 42 layout are awaited, officials said. (Representative Image)
Updated on Aug 20, 2023 11:59 PM IST

Yeida introduces bus services from Noida airport

The service, which started with single bus on Friday, is set to deploy a fleet of 12 buses, initially covering three primary routes

Yeida is in the process of developing urban and industrial areas along the Yamuna Expressway corridor, linking Greater Noida and Agra. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 20, 2023 11:56 PM IST

Noida to form its own scheme to address issues in real estate sector

Within the span of a month, the Noida authority intends to draft this scheme and subsequently submit it to the Uttar Pradesh government for requisite approval

In a collaborative effort, the Noida, Greater Noida, and Yamuna authorities are poised to collectively devise a practical scheme to address the concerns of the real estate sector. (Representative Image)
Updated on Sep 25, 2023 03:19 PM IST

Noida enforcement wing to curb squatters, illegal constructions

The authority is also poised to recruit a fresh team of officials dedicated to upholding the city’s urban planning and construction standards

The decision was taken during the 210th board meeting held on Sunday, where the authority collectively resolved to establish this new enforcement arm. (Representative Image)
Updated on Aug 15, 2023 10:58 PM IST

Greater Noida authority to develop city’s first river front after revival of Lohia drain

The riverfront initiative will encompass lush green zones, recreational parks, and serene water bodies

Officials said that to promote recreational activities, active mobility, and social interactions, the plan entails the creation of captivating and functional landscapes along the drain’s expanse. (Representative Image)
Updated on Aug 15, 2023 10:58 PM IST

New Noida master plan approved in board meeting

The board also allowed the authority to hire an agency to conduct a study and recommend how to de-congest roads of Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway

The new Noida authority office under construction in Sector 96 on August 3. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 13, 2023 11:24 PM IST
By, Noida

Greater Noida board approves Master Plan 2041, city to expand by 40,000 hectares

Once the development as per the Master Plan 2041 is executed, Greater Noida will become a city spread over 71,733 hectares of land, which will be four times bigger than Noida, said officials

The board also discussed the central government committee report on stuck housing projects but a final view will be formed only after deliberations on the report in the Noida and the Yamuna Expressway authority board meetings. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 12, 2023 11:42 PM IST
By, Greater Noida

Noida authority orders six transferred officials to vacate official residence

The decision was made after CEO Lokesh M learned that new officials in the city are unable to obtain a government residence in Sector 14A

Lokesh M, a 2005 batch IAS officer, was appointed CEO of the Noida authority on July 19 after Ritu Maheshwari was transferred to Agra. Even Lokesh M had to wait for his official bungalow in Sector 14A because the previous CEO took time to vacate the residence. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 11, 2023 12:20 AM IST

Delhi-Noida link road to be widened by 2km

A month-long survey by Noida authority identified faulty design of U-turns as the main reason for traffic congestion

The authority has carried out a survey on this stretch that begins from Delhi’s Mayur Vihar and ends at Mahamaya flyover, where the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway begins. (Suni Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 11, 2023 12:06 AM IST

Noida, Greater Noida, Yamuna Expressway authorites lost 2,314-cr revenue: Audit

The Uttar Pradesh local fund audit has found that Noida, Greater Noida, and Yamuna Expressway suffered losses of ₹2,314 crore between 2010 and 2016 due to irregularities. The audit was conducted to establish transparency and accountability in government bodies. The losses were caused by various irregularities such as executing projects without approval, selling public assets at lower rates, and not collecting government revenue from defaulters. The audit report has been tabled in the Uttar Pradesh assembly. Prompt action is being demanded against the officials responsible for the irregularities.

The audit report was tabled by the finance department in the Uttar Pradesh assembly on Tuesday. Noida sustained a loss of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>863 crore, Greater Noida <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1,190 crore and Yamuna Expressway a loss of around <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>261 crore, said the audit report. (HT Archive)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 11:31 PM IST

Noida begins study of all stalled realty projects after Kant report

The survey will be completed in the next two weeks and the objective of the survey is to ascertain the number of such projects that have been delayed

The Noida and the Greater Noida authorities together have to recover around <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>50,000 crore dues that include penal interests imposed due to the default of the payment by developers. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 10:35 PM IST

Yeida extends pod taxi project from Film City to Greater Noida’s Pari Chowk

According to officials, once extended to Pari Chowk, the pod taxi project will span at least 25 kilometres from Jewar to Greater Noida’s Pari Chowk

Pari chowk in Greater Noida. According to officials, the authority hopes to complete the pod taxi project by the end of 2024. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 12:11 AM IST
By, Greater Noida

Plot allotment to Delhi man: Penal action ordered against G Noida authority CEO

The district consumer commission issued the order on July 31 after hearing a new appeal filed by Mahesh Mitra

The case involves the non-compliance with an order issued by the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) on May 2, 2014, in response to a petition filed plea by Delhi resident Mahesh Mitra, who had failed to obtain an industrial plot allotted to him allegedly due to negligence of authority officials. (HT Archive)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 12:11 AM IST
By, Greater Noida

Noida may act against engineers, IIT-Delhi for delay in Bhangel road project

The construction of 5.5km Bhangel elevated road began in 2020 but has been plagued by delays, resulting in traffic congestion on Dadri road and significant inconvenience to daily commuters and residents in the vicinity

At least 70% work on this project is over but it will still fail to meet the deadline of 2023-end owing to multiple reasons, including slow pace of work and design changes. (Representative Image)
Updated on Aug 05, 2023 12:08 AM IST

Noida woman killed in elevator mishap, residents demand much delayed Lift Act

Residents say In the absence of the Act, developers install poor quality lifts, which do not have automatic rescue device. Often, there is no service lift nor monitoring by local authorities

In July last year, a woman was injured after a lift had a free fall at Supertech Supernova housing in Sector 94. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 04, 2023 11:56 PM IST

Multiple issues in design of new HQ, Noida authority to get IIT-Delhi to conduct safety audit

According to officials, approximately 70% of the project has been completed, and the building is expected to be ready by the end of 2023

The building has missed multiple deadlines in the past and will further get delayed due to fresh inquiry, in Noida. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 03, 2023 11:59 PM IST

Central panel to UP: Allow flats registry even if dues not cleared by builders

The Uttar Pradesh government will then give its final approval to the report either in its original form or after changes are made to make it more effective

The new report suggests that the authorities must focus on making sure the buyer gets flat possession, and registry is executed and then they can recover their dues later. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 05, 2023 09:28 PM IST

Noida: State allows farmers to claim compensation for government land

The move came after the state government realised that at least 14 hectares of government land was being used by farmers for decades near Jewar

The NIAL and the Gautam Budh Nagar administration will now distribute the compensation and other benefits to all farmers. (Sunil ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 03, 2023 12:07 AM IST
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