Noida panel to speed up rehabilitation to clear Jewar airport land – ET RealEstate

GREATER NOIDA: With the number of Covid cases showing a downward trend, the local administration is looking at speeding up work on big-ticket projects announced by the Yogi Adityanath government.

On Friday, eight deputy collectors and one tehsildar were appointed by the Gautam Budh Nagar district magistrate to facilitate the resettlement process of families affected by the Noida international airport project. The villagers will shift to Jewar Bangar where the township is being readied.

A total of 3,003 plots have been allotted for the families whose houses will be pulled down before construction starts on the 1,334-hectare airport site. As of now, 110 families from Nagla Ganeshi have started building houses inside the township.

“Some villagers have submitted objections in writing in the past one month. We had disposed of such applications in the past but the villagers were not satisfied with the response. According to them all benefits under the provisions of the Land Acquisition Act have not been passed on to them. We will examine their complaints and ask them to produce the required documents. We are hopeful that we will be able to address their grievances by June 15,” said Balram Singh, the additional district magistrate (land acquisition), who is heading the nine-member team.

In an attempt to convince other villagers to shift to the township, special camps will be organised from May 31.

The drive will be conducted in six villages. Rohi being the largest village with 1,039 affected families, the camp would be held there first, officials said.

Shyam Singh from Rohi said: “We all are preparing to build our houses in the township. But due to the lockdown, finding construction material and labourers is becoming difficult. Also, some villages have forwarded their objections to the administrative officials and are waiting for them to address those issues.”

Apart from Rohi, 767 families would have to be shifted from Nagla Chitar. From Nagla Sharif, 529 families would have to be moved.

From Dayanatpur Khera, Nagla Phoolkan and Kishorepur, 243, 175 and 12 families would have to be shifted.

Nagla Ganeshi has 238 affected families, and of them, 110 have started building houses in Jewar Bangar.

While the state government had provided Rs 238 crore for building the township, the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) has also carried out several development work in the area and Rs 350 crore will be used to complete infrastructure work in the township.

With less than a year left for Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the Yogi government is keen on formally inaugurating the airport project. It is likely to become operational in 2024 or 2025, officials said.

Apart from the airport, Ganga Expressway, Purvanchal Expressway, Bundelkhand Expressway and extension of metro network in six cities are some other big projects launched in the past four years.

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Homes being built at Jewar airport rehabilitation township – ET RealEstate

GREATER NOIDA: More than 100 families from Nagla Ganeshi have started building their houses in the new township developed at Jewar Bangar for families who will shift from the villages that have been acquired for Noida International Airport.

Gautam Budh Nagar district administration and the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) have held several rounds of talks with the villagers and half the residents from the area have started the shifting process. Plots had already been allocated to the families affected by the Jewar airport project.

Delayed because of the pandemic and subsequent lockdown, the deadline for the township with more than 3,000 plots is June 30. “The allotment process is over. Some pockets in the township are ready and people are being asked to start construction work in those areas,” said the officer on special duty, YEIDA, Shailendra Bhatia.

The administration had started the process of plot allocation for 238 families from Nagla Ganeshi in March this year. The former pradhan of the village, Rohtash Thakur, said: “Gradually, the entire population of the village will shift. Of the 238 families here, 110 have already started constructing houses. We have raised some pending issues with the authority. The other villagers will start shifting once officials address those issues.”

He added that those building houses, however, are finding it difficult to get workers and construction material because of the curfew.

“People are demanding a premium to send construction material to the site and getting labourers is also difficult. The villagers will be given at least three months’ time to shift after the entire township gets ready,” Rohtash said. Officials said that only those who have been allocated plots in the complete section of the township are being asked to shift now. “We are giving them adequate time to finish work,” Bhatia said.

The sizes of the plots varies between 50 sqm and 500 sqm and they were allocated according to the size of the original houses of the villagers and open courtyard used to keep cattle, store agricultural tools and animal fodder.

Bhatia added that 3,003 plots are yet to be handed over to the villagers.

Although officials have fenced the airport boundary, unless villagers are shifted out of their homes, work on the project cannot start. “The concessionaire appointed for developing the airport, Yamuna International Airport Private Limited, had already initiated the process of shortlisting contractors. We are under pressure to get the area vacated and hand it over to the officials so that work can start at the earliest,” said an official.

Rohtash added that recently, power supply had been disconnected in a part of Nagla Ganeshi for three days. “We alerted senior officials in Lucknow and told them about the issue. The supply was restored after their intervention,” he said, alleging that it was deliberately done.

Officials at the power department, however, denied the charges. “It must have been a fault in the power transmission system and it was rectified” an official said.

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Nearly 2,000 flats handed over to buyers in Noida & Greater Noida – ET RealEstate

NOIDA: Nearly 2,000 flats have been handed over to buyers in Noida and Greater Noida, officials said.

The special camps organised to expedite the registry process of the apartments in the twin have resulted in the execution of 1,980 tripartite sub-lease deeds, officials said, attributing the two-fold increase in yield to a focused approach. Also, in this fiscal, the department has been able to mop up Rs 1,550 crore as revenue.

In fact, buyers who were languishing for years due to the logjam between developers and the two industrial development authorities despite making the required payment had been petitioning the Uttar Pradesh government to bail them out.

A series of meetings took place between delegation of buyers, senior officials of the Noida Authority and Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority, and stamp and registration department minister Ravindra Jaiswal, following which a decision to hold special camps during the month of March was taken.

Assistant inspector general of the stamp and registration department in Gautam Budh Nagar district, Shiv Kumar Tripathi said that homework done by the two authorities in advance has helped.

“Preparing the documents to enable tripartite deed is a tedious process. The authorities made a list of flats which could be registered on an immediate basis and shared it with us. Moreover, the authority officials deputed their staff members at the sub-registrar offices.”

Out of the six sub-registrar offices where registry of properties can be held, additional manpower was deployed at the four centres.

Among the 1,980 units, about 650 buyers who had invested in projects floated by the Amrapali Group were the ones who got relief through the special camps.

Due to the significantly higher number of flats registered, the department has been able to better its revenue collection as well as the monthly target in terms of numbers.

Tripathi said a total of 10,970 deeds have been registered up to March 25 and through stamp duty, a revenue of Rs 220 crore has been collected. “A growth of 20% has been registered during the month of March so far,” he added.

“This fiscal, the department has been able to garner Rs 1,550 crore as revenue up to March 25. During the 2019-20 financial year, the department had grossed Rs 1,856 crore. Due to the pandemic and economic slowdown, volume of transactions are much lower this time,” Tripathi said.

Apoorva Snehil Katayan, a buyer from 7th Avenue, Golf City, said, “I have been asked to be ready with the set of documents. Registry of flats has started in the project and is going smoothly.”

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YEIDA to get Rs 4,000 crore loan for acquiring land, infrastructure projects – ET RealEstate

NOIDA: The state-owned Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO) on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Yamuna Expressway Development Authority (YEIDA) to lend the authority Rs 4,000 crore over a period of three years.

YEIDA officials said this amount will be utilised for land acquisition in areas around the upcoming Jewar airport, development of industrial estates, Electronic City and housing projects, as well as for associated infrastructure development of other urban facilities on both sides of the Yamuna Expressway. This development will optimise usage of adjoining areas adjacent to the upcoming Jewar airport and insulate the airport buffer areas against encroachment, sources said.

The MOU has been signed between YEIDA chief Arun Vir Singh and HUDCO chairman and managing director M Nagaraj. Land acquisition will be done in 1,187 villages which have already been notified by YEIDA, starting from Gautam Budh Nagar, Bulandshahar, Aligarh, Mahamaya Nagar (Hatras), Mathura and Agra. The development plan has been chalked out for completion within three years.

“Unlike other airports, which soon face issues of encroachment after coming up, we will develop the adjoining areas for productive use. The entire project cost may go up to Rs 8,000 crore. The HUDCO loan will help us finance it partially and we will generate the remaining amount from our resources. The main purpose of the funding is the execution of the construction of Yamuna Expressway, acquisition of land and area development,” Singh told TOI.

A zonal plan has already been created, according to which four sectors will be developed around the upcoming Jewar airport to help build facilities to support the airport. Development of drainage, feeder roads, electrification, and other facilities in the area will also be supported by this fund.

“The development plan will be submitted to HUDCO after approval of the NCR planning board. They will release the funds in three phases. The project development will start after the land purchase,” Singh said.

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