The Greater Noida authority approved a proposal that will enable the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) to notify 21 villages for the development of the industrial township. The notification will ensure that land in these villages can be used for the project.
These 21 villages near Greater Noida’s Dadri area fall along the DMIC’s 1,483-km rail route from Greater Noida’s Maicha to Jawaharlal Nehru Port in Mumbai. It is being developed by the Centre with help of funds from Japan.
“These 21 villages were part of the Greater Noida’s master plan as it had notified them long ago. Now, the Greater Noida authority will denotify these villages. Subsequently, DMIC will notify the villages and use their land for the project,” said Deepak Agarwal, chief executive officer (CEO) of the Greater Noida authority.
Around 200 sq km area comes under these 21 villages. DMIC will have many large industrial townships along the rail route.
One of the townships is being developed on a 335-hectare land in Greater Noida’s Maicha village.
Mumbai-based developer Shapoorji Pallonji, which was awarded the project on January 9, 2016, began work on March 11. It is developing infrastructures such as road, drainage, sewer, water and power supply systems for the township near Maicha. “Industrial land under DMIC will have 2.5 global floor area ratio (FAR). It means the FAR in the industrial townships will be governed by the global norms related to it,” said the CEO.
Located in the Dadri-Noida-Ghaziabad investment region of the corridor, the township is expected to provide employment to thousands of workers.
According to officials, the township is to have 51% industrial area, 17% residential area, 7% area for commercial activities and the remaining area will be left for development of a green zone.