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Revised plan promises greener, cleaner G Noida

india Updated: Jun 30, 2012 00:51 IST
Darpan Singh
Darpan Singh
Hindustan Times
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Revised provisions in Greater Noida’s master plan 2021 promise a greener, cleaner and more inclusive city with better infrastructure.

A statutory committee of the national capital region planning board (NCRPB) cleared the plan — in which changes have been incorporated by the Uttar Pradesh government — on Thursday and sent it to the NCRPB for consideration.

Clearance of the plan will revive stuck housing projects in Noida Extension. The Allahabad high court in October last year asked the authority to get the plan cleared by the NCRPB before starting construction works.

As much as 16% of the total proposed urbanisable area will be kept as green. This green area is to be maintained as public green and 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. 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 general 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 official of Greater Noida authority.

“The housing department of the Uttar Pradesh government has proposed non-polluting, clean-technology industries in Greater Noida. The authority is also preparing environment management plan, which will be an integral part of the master plan,” said an NCRPB official.

Greater Noida will not only have high-rise, luxury buildings. The authority will ensure 20 to 25% of the entire housing plans are meant for people of economically weaker sections (EWS) and low-income groups during preparation of sector layout plans. “We had already made these provisions. In sectors such as Eco Tech II and III, 30% share on housing plans has been earmarked for EWS and LIG applicants,” a UP government official said.

As expected, the 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.


THE PLAN

As much as 16% of the total proposed urbanisable area will be kept as green.

The housing department of the Uttar Pradesh government has proposed non-polluting, clean-technology industries in Greater Noida.

The authority is also preparing an environment management plan.

The authority will ensure 20 to 25% of the entire housing plans are meant for people of economically weaker sections (EWS) and low-income groups during preparation of sector layout plans.

There are also provisions for Metro, rapid transit system and new expressways.

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