The trend of high-rise buildings in Noida has picked up pace of late. But safety has not been on the radar. The authority has increased population density for sector plots from 400 people per hectare to 500 people per hectare.
For group housing schemes (in Sectors 76, 74, 75 and 78), the figure has gone up from 700 to 1,650. Thirty-seven per cent of the total land in Noida has been marked for residential purposes.
The development authority has already increased the floor area ratio (the ratio of total floor area to the measurement of the plot, controlling the size of buildings), allowing vertical growth, resulting in denser population.
Noida Authority Master Plan-2031 states that in the last two years, 397 hectare of land have been planned for group housing schemes, leading to increase in population density.