Greater Noida to get new office building from Feb 21
Greater Noida authority to shift administrative office to a new office complex in Knowledge Park 4 on February 21noida Updated: Feb 21, 2017 12:29 IST
The Greater Noida authority will shift its administrative office to a new office complex in Knowledge Park 4 on February 21. The complex has been built on a budget of Rs 325 crore.
The authority’s present one-storey office, located at Chitvan Estate in Sector Gamma I, has inadequate space to accommodate the staff and all departments. It also has hardly any parking space, which results in visitors and staff parking their vehicles on the green belt and on the road, causing traffic congestion.
“My office, along with other staff members, will shift on February 21. Those who want to shift before that can do so if they have readied their spaces,” said Deepak Agarwal, chief executive officer (CEO) of the authority.
“The new building is ready to use. The good part is that we have enough space available to also rent out to Central government departments and other offices and earn revenue,” said Rajiv Tyagi, general manager of the authority.
The 88,000 square metre (sqm) office complex has three towers of 21 storeys , 17 storeys and five storeys respectively.
“The building has an auditorium with a seating capacity of 600 and parking facility for 931 vehicles. It is also a green building,” said Tyagi.
Government offices of departments such as sales tax, service tax, Uttar Pradesh stamp and property registration and the Noida Metro rail corporation (NMRC), among others, may shift to the new building, according to officials from the Greater Noida authority.
“We have adequate space to accommodate other offices. Now, the respective departments will decide whether they want to shift to this office or not. The good thing for visitors will be that they will be able to get all their jobs done in one office itself instead of going to different places,” said an authority official.
Noida authority building delayed
The Noida authority is still being run from its old office in Sector 6. The authority had in 2009 planned to build a new office building in Sector 44 along the Noida expressway. However, because of a legal dispute between farmers and the authority, nothing moved on the ground. In 2016, the authority started construction of another building, this time in Sector 96. However, work is going on at a slow pace there and the authority continues to run from its Sector 6 office, which lacks several facilities such as adequate parking for visitors and authority staff.