Easy com­mutes, bet­ter in­fra­struc­ture for home­buy­ers in Noida and Greater Noida

Noida’s bud­getary al­lo­ca­tion of 1,500 crore for devel­op­ment of in­fra­struc­ture projects will make com­mut­ing eas­ier for buy­ers who have booked units in sec­tors 74, 100, 137, among oth­ers

HT Estates - - FRONT PAGE - Vinod Ra­jput

The three in­dus­trial au­thor­i­ties of Ut­tar Pradesh – Noida, Greater Noida and Ya­muna Expressway re­cently al­lo­cated ₹ 20,160 crore for their 2016-17 bud­get.

“This is a com­pletely pub­lic­cen­tric bud­get which keeps in mind prop­erty buy­ers and those who have shifted into their houses. The main thrust of this bud­get was de­vel­op­ing pub­lic in­fra­struc­ture in Noida and Greater Noida, in­clud­ing the Ya­muna Expressway area to make these ur­ban sprawls a sus­tain­able one,” says Saumya Sri­vas­tava, deputy chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer (DCEO) of the Noida Au­thor­ity.

Noida has al­lo­cated ₹ 1,500 crore for the devel­op­ment of metro projects to en­sure that the three metro projects con­tinue to be on the fast track. These un­der­con­struc­tion metro projects are the 30 km Noida-Greater Noida link, the 6.8 km City Cen­treSec­tor 62 metro link and the 3.9 km Kalindi Kunj- Botanic Gar­den link.

“Our aim is to take metro con­nec­tiv­ity to all ar­eas in Noida, be it res­i­den­tial or in­dus­trial. Once the 30 km Noida-Greater Noida Metro project gets ready by next year, much of the com­mut­ing has­sles will be over. Our three un­der-con­struc­tion metro projects will ben­e­fit buy­ers who have bought houses along these three routes,” says Sri­vas­tava.

The Noida- Greater Noida Metro link is sur­rounded by res­i­den­tial, com­mer­cial and in­sti­tu­tional projects in­clud­ing malls. Noida’s sec­tors 71, 51, 52, 74, 77, 79, 100, 107, 137, 142, 144, 150, 145, 168 and Greater Noida’s Pari Chowk, Knowl­edge Park-II, Knowl­edge Park-I, Pari Chowk, Al­pha- I, Al­pha- 2 and Delta- 1, among oth­ers, are lo­cated along

₹ this un­der-con­struc­tion metro link, to be opened to the pub­lic next year.

“The metro will pass through many up­com­ing res­i­den­tial ar­eas where buy­ers have made in­vest­ments. It will ben­e­fit home­buy­ers once it is ready,” says Rama Raman, chair­man of the three au­thor­i­ties – Noida, Greater Noida and Ya­muna Expressway.

Apart from fund al­lo­ca­tion for metro projects, Noida Au­thor­ity has also ear­marked funds for other im­por­tant projects. As much as ₹ 404 crore will be spent on con­struc­tion of un­der­passes, fly­overs and el­e­vated roads to en­sure smooth flow of traf­fic.

About ₹ 220 crore has been set aside for con­struc­tion of mul­ti­level park­ing lots and ₹ 120 crore will be used for devel­op­ment of parks, and ₹ 132 crore for con­struc­tion of roads, among other projects.

“I have re­cently booked a flat in Sec­tor 77 that is lo­cated next to the un­der-con­struc­tion Noida- Greater Noida Metro project. I plan to shift there only af­ter the metro link is opened to the pub­lic. My of­fice is in Delhi. Once the link is ready, I will be able to travel com­fort­ably to Delhi from Noida. I am look­ing for­ward to the Noida Au­thor­ity’s plan of set­ting aside this bud­get for in­fra­struc­ture devel­op­ment. Once it is ready, it will def­i­nitely make our lives easy,” says Am­rita Raghav, a prop­erty buyer.

Noida will spend ₹ 20 crore on con­struct­ing ded­i­cated cy­cle tracks along var­i­ous roads to of­fer safe pas­sage to cy­cling en­thu­si­asts.

Greater Noida, on the other hand, has al­lo­cated ₹ 1,295 crore for devel­op­ment projects like roads, parks and civic ameni­ties. The city plans to spend ₹ 210 crore for devel­op­ment of vil­lages in 2016-17.

A b h i s h e k D a b r a l , wh o re­cently shifted to Sec­tor 47, Noida, wel­comes the devel­op­ment funds al­lo­cated for ur­ban vil­lages by the au­thor­ity, say­ing ev­ery­one in the area will ben­e­fit if these ar­eas lo­cated next to hous­ing com­plexes get ac­cess to civic ameni­ties.

Noida’s al­lo­ca­tion of ₹ 120 crore for devel­op­ment of parks will help de­velop the lungs of the city.

“These green ar­eas will work as re­cre­ational spa­ces for all, par­tic­u­lary chil­dren and el­ders, who need space to spend qual­ity time,” he says.

“I chose Noida against other NCR towns as my home be­cause it has good parks and bet­ter re­cre­ational spa­ces that other ar­eas,” he adds. ₹ 1,000 crore is the ini­tial fund­ing for NMRC by the Noida Au­thor­ity 50% stake in NMRC likely for min­istry of ur­ban devel­op­ment (MoUD) Min­istry of ur­ban devel­op­ment in­volve­ment with NMRC will fast track on­go­ing projects

PRO­POSED PROJECTS

15-km Noida sec­tor 71/72 to Greater Noida’s Knowl­edge Park-V 11-km metro link project to be built be­tween Sec­tor 142 and Sec­tor 94, par­al­lel to Noida Expressway 20.6-km metro rail route be­tween Greater Noida and Je­war also pro­posed in 2014

BURHAAN KINU

Con­struc­tion of metro in Noida is in full swing and the first phase will be ready by next year.

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