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Noida Extn is now Greater Noida West

Kapil Datta, Hindustan Times  Greater Noida, September 15, 2012
First Published: 01:29 IST(15/9/2012) | Last Updated: 01:32 IST(15/9/2012)

Noida Extension, which has been the epicentre of land acquisition disputes and has witnessed several farmer protests, will now be known as Greater Noida West, said Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) CEO Rama Raman.

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Builders, who began the construction of several housing projects, had named the area Noida Extension three years ago to cash in on its proximity to Noida. In 2010, the GNIDA had served them notices, asking them to refrain from addressing the area as Noida Extension as it misled buyers. At present, all crossings in the area are known by the undergoing projects.

But from now on the Greater Noida authority will follow nomenclature pattern for areas similar to Delhi - which has east, west, north and south zones. For naming the crossings, suggestions will be invited from the public, the CEO said.

Raman also appealed to the farmers to help resolve disputes through negotiations, rather than obstructing construction activity. The authority does not have enough land to give farmers, but there is no shortage of land in the Master Plan 2021 approved by the NCRPB, he added.

"We will acquire more land and provide developed plots to farmers as per the court's directions, but it will take time. The authority is facing a fund crunch. Once the development process starts, money will start flowing in and the farmers will be given hiked compensation along with developed land," said Raman.


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