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Noida sits pretty on safety report

More than seven months after the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) prepared a voluminous disaster management report on Noida and Greater Noida - and the authorities mulled about signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with NIDM to have an effective plan - not much progress has been made on this front.

india Updated: Sep 20, 2011 00:18 IST
Darpan Singh

More than seven months after the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) prepared a voluminous disaster management report on Noida and Greater Noida - and the authorities mulled about signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with NIDM to have an effective plan - not much progress has been made on this front.

"NIDM has not yet sent its papers required for signing of the MoU. The planning wing of the Noida authority believes most builders have huge reputations to protect and, thus, most safety measures are adhered to by default," said Tribhuwan Singh, chief town planner, Noida.

In December, the NIDM, after having prepared a 200-page report on Noida and Greater Noida, made a presentation before senior authority officials. "We're doing our bit. We have issued instructions to form groups of RWA representatives for awareness. Builders will be briefed to adhere to prescribed norms," said a senior official of the Noida authority.