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Industries get shutdown notices in Noida

Sealing of commercial establishments in non-commercial areas has taken a new turn with the Noida Authority issuing shutdown notices to about 1,000 units that supply raw material to at least 6,000 industries across the city.

india Updated: Feb 08, 2012 00:08 IST
Darpan Singh

Sealing of commercial establishments in non-commercial areas has taken a new turn with the Noida Authority issuing shutdown notices to about 1,000 units that supply raw material to at least 6,000 industries across the city.

The Noida Entrepreneurs’ Association (NEA), an umbrella body of industries, said it would move the Supreme Court against the authority’s move. “Closure of the 1,000 units will hit all 6,000 industries in Noida. You need them when industries are set up or during overhauling of existing ones,” said Vipin Malhan, president, NEA.

“There are 34 industrial sectors in Noida. But unlike in residential sectors, the authority has not created markets. Industrial sectors have been neglected despite the fact that Noida came into being as an industrial township. Unlike banks and commercial units, there is no relocation plan for these raw material units. Industries can’t survive once these lifelines are shifted far away,” he said.

Most raw material units were in sectors 9 and 10 and once they were shut industrialists would have to go to Delhi or Dadri to procure material, they said.

“Had the authority allowed markets in industrial sectors, like it has done in residential sectors, raw material units would not have been branded illegal,” Malhan said.

The SC has said all 104 banks running from residential premises have to be shifted to commercial areas by the first week of March, or else the authority would seal the premises and cancel plot allotment agreements signed with landlords. Going a step ahead the authority has decided to stop all commercial activities from non-commercial sectors, such as industrial.