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Residents, officials pledge to make Noida a global city

india Updated: Apr 18, 2012 02:07 IST
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American magazine Newsweek recently placed Ghaziabad among the top eight dynamic cities of the world. By Ghaziabad, they had meant Indirapuram, Vaishali, Vasundhera, Noida and Greater Noida areas. Noida has registered itself as a global city because of its rapid growth, said MKS Sundrama, district magistrate of Gautam Budh Nagar.

He said this on the occasion of Noida Foundation Day celebrations at Modern School in Sector 11 on Tuesday.

“Noida with its international standard infrastructure has emerged as a world-class city,” said Sundaram.

“With well-planned roads, excellent traffic management system and landscaped green belts, including the up-market residential areas, people take along a good experience when they visit Noida. However, commuters need to co-operate with the police and administration to keep the traffic in order,” said Sundaram. Many events were organised across the city to celebrate the Foundation Day. The authority officials, including the third and fourth grade employees, enjoyed the sports competitions held at the Noida Stadium.

Later, senior officials addressed the employees at Indira Gandhi Kala Kendra followed by a kavi sammelan.

Residents, too, celebrated the occasion. “Noida is the only town in the country, which is financially independent. It does not depend on the state or Centre. It has resources to even give to other cities of the state. I am proud to be a resident of this city. However, we need to be united to fix certain issues,” said Yogendra Narain, who was the first CEO of Greater Noida authority.

“I have experienced the fact that Noida is the best township in Delhi/ NCR owing to its internationally-reputed planning and facilities in residential and industrial sectors. I am proud that Noida is ahead of Gurgaon when it comes to residential facilities,” said Harish Verma of Sector 20.