As told by the National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB), the Greater Noida authority has made several changes to its Master Plan 2021.
Construction at the proposed realty hub of Noida Extension has remained halted for eight months because of non-clearance of the plan by the NCRPB.
“There is now a provision for a feeder link between the proposed freight corridors. There is a link from the eastern peripheral expressway. There will be a new expressway from Ghaziabad to Dadri. We will also have a mass rapid transit system from Greater Noida to Jewar,” said an official.
The authority is also preparing an environmental master plan and will remove several polluting industries from the plan.
As much as 16% of the total proposed urbanisable area will be kept as ‘public green’ area. No conversion/shifting of green areas will be done by the authority in future. These green areas will have to be preserved and conserved in future.
“Earlier, we had made provisions for institutional green area. That meant we would allot land to institutions and they would keep a certain portion of their premises as green. But it was argued that common people would not have access to such green belts. So we have now proposed 16% of the total urbanisable area as green,” said a senior Greater Noida official.
The authority will ensure that 20 to 25% of the entire housing plans are meant for people of extremely weaker sections and low-income groups as against the earlier provision of five per cent.
As expected, the revised master plan promises infrastructure provisions for water supply, sewerage, drainage, power, solid waste management. There are also provisions for Metro, rapid transit system and new expressways.