Land acquisition for Jewar airport hits roadblock – ET RealEstate

NOIDA: Going smoothly so far, the land acquisition process in the Jewar Bangar village to relocate over 3,600 people directly affected by the Jewar international airport project has now hit a roadblock, with 164 of the 224 plot owners raising objections.

While four of them have been dubbed as genuine concerns pertaining to incorrect entry of birth record, value of assets such as borewell or boundary wall, the remaining are over the rate of compensation being awarded. Instead of Rs 2,680 for a sqm, these land owners are demanding a minimum of Rs 3,180 a sqm, citing the additional Rs 500 per sqm being given to the residents of six villages affected by the airport project.

The development of a township over some 48 hectares in Jewar Bangar is the last task for the district administration in order to rehabilitate the 3,627 families affected by the airport project. In the absence of any resistance, the administration had declared the process of handing over award to the landholders on August 21 under the land acquisition act. Some 224 title holders were identified for compensation in lieu of land.

But now 164 of them have raised objections. The logic behind this demand is proximity to the 48.1-hectare land in Jewar Bangar to the urbanised Azad Chowk, the sub-division’s commercial hub.

Sarpanch of Gopalgarh village, Yogesh Talan, said,

“The circle rate of Jewar Bangar area was last revised in 2013-14. Moreover, the prevailing market rates hover close to Rs 20,000 for a sqmt in Azad Chowk. Also we are entitled to additional compensation of at least Rs 500 per sqm. We will launch an agitation if the administration does not increase the amount by at least Rs 500 a sqm.”

“The government can only take a call on the additional Rs 500 per sqm. We have offered them the highest rate as per the norms,” additional DM (land acquisition) Balram Singh said.



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NMRC to construct metro from Greater Noida to Botanical Garden by 2023 – ET RealEstate

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NOIDA: The route for the crucial second arm of the Aqua Line that will connect it directly with Delhi Metro at Botanical Garden has been finalised by the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC).

The 11.5km section will branch out from the existing Sector 142 station on the expressway and run straight to Botanical Garden, where it will have an interchange with the Blue and Magenta lines.

The line will significantly cut travel time between Greater Noida and the Noida Expressway sectors and Delhi because the Aqua Line currently takes a detour and terminates at Sector 51 where passengers have to get off and walk to the Blue Line to catch another metro to Botanical Garden.

The new line will also ease travel to IGI’s domestic airport for residents of Greater Noida and the expressway sectors because they can travel between their home station and the airport without having to leave the metro system and by changing trains just once (Magenta, at Botanical).

Aqua Line currently has no interface with Delhi Metro, affecting both its viability and ridership, which is why the need for this line was felt so strongly. The detailed project report (DPR), which the NMRC has finalized, will now be vetted by its board before being sent to the Centre for approval.

According to the DPR, the new Aqua Line section will be built on standard gauge with 11 elevated stations, including one at Botanical Garden. The targeted completion year is 2023. “The stations that are going to come up on this stretch will provide ample proximity to local residential hubs apart from bridging the gap with the Blue Line,” an NMRC official said.

Other than Botanical Garden, the other stations will be Sector 94, Sector 125, Sector 126, Sector 97, Sector 127, Sector 98, Sector 93, Sector 91, Sector 136, and Sector 142.
NMRC to construct metro from Greater Noida to Botanical Garden by 2023NMRC has two more extensions of the Aqua Line in the pipeline — from Sector 51 to Knowledge Park and from Depot to Bodaki in Greater Noida. These two lines are crucial to Noida’s urban expansion as well because they will cater to housing hubs like Greater Noida West, whose population will grow manifold over the next few years as developers hand over thousands of pending flats.

Tenders are likely to be floated for the construction of the Botanical Garden arm once the Centre gives clearance. NMRC had recently floated tenders for the construction of the Sector 51-Knowledge Park section but cancelled the tenders due to lack of adequate response. Officials said the Bodaki extensions was still being discussed and no timeline for construction has been decided.



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GNIDA sees red as flats in Ghaziabad dump waste in green belt – ET RealEstate

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GREATER NOIDA: Over the past fortnight, officials of the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) have seized six tractor-trolleys which were illegally dumping waste in its green belt.

The drivers and cleaners of these vehicles disclosed the names of certain high-rise apartments located within Crossings Republik township in neighbouring Ghaziabad from where the garbage was collected for disposal.

GNIDA has now written to the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) providing details of the buildings from where the garbage was collected and has asked it to take action. Chief executive officer of the GNIDA, Narendra Bhooshan said that a complaint against the vehicles has been lodged with police. “We will also follow up with authorities in Ghaziabad to put a check on this menace and issue warnings to housing societies which are dumping waste in the open,” he added.

GNIDA officials said the tractors crossed the Shahberi furniture market and dumped the waste in the green belt parallel to 130-metre road near Ek Murti and Tilpata Chowk. “We managed to identify six vehicles during an inspection over the past two weeks. They were seized and will be handed over to the police,” said an official.

Among the six vehicles, only two tractors had proper registration plates while the registration details of the remaining four have been sought from the transport department in both Noida and Ghaziabad.

Meanwhile, residents of Crossings Republik stated that proper garbage disposal is a big problem particularly in those buildings which have not been handed over to the residents. Also, since the Ghaziabad municipal corporation is yet to take over the locality, residents have to make arrangements of garbage disposal on their own.

Crossings Republik Township comprises 29 high-rise buildings with around 15,000 flats. President of Crossings Republik Owners and Members Association (CROMA) Tarun Chauhan said, “Residents pay the tractor owners for transporting the waste to a landfill site. It is usually disposed of in Pratap Vihar, but some of them go towards Greater Noida Extension since it is nearby and they save money.”

Tractor owners charge Rs 1,200 to Rs 2,000 for disposing of the unsegregated waste.



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Greater Noida authority expects Rs 603 crore from housing scheme – ET RealEstate

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NEW DELHI: The Greater Noida authority is expecting a revenue of Rs 603 crore from 1480 housing units it has put on sale.

With private developers missing deadlines, the authority is expecting to tap homebuyers looking for flats under government scheme. Under the open-ended scheme, where buyers have to apply online and will get the possession within a year, the authority has put two bhk flats in high rises and one, two and three bhk flats in low rises on sale.

“Two bhk at high rises are priced at Rs 34.72 lakh while two bhk plus are priced at Rs 52.29 lakh. We are getting queries for it. The scheme got delayed because of covid but we hope to sell the units,” said an official of the authority.

This scheme has 521 2BHK (bedroom-hall-kitchen) flats of 58.18 square metres each and 471 flats of two bhk plus category spread across 83.38 square metres each.

Besides, the authority also has about 500 ready-to-move-in houses in low rise societies of size ranging from 29.76 square metres to 132.95 square metres in different sectors.

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