The Yamuna Expressway industrial development authority (YEIDA) said it has decided to construct wide roads in residential and institutional areas being developed along the 165-km highway.
Many corporate houses, multinational companies and manufacturing units are interested in opening offices along the expressway.
“We have decided to redesign Sector 22E that is meant for institutional buildings. We have approved a proposal to redesign the area. In this sector, we have decided to increase the width of roads from 45 metres to 100 metres,” said Arun Vir Singh chief executive officer (CEO) of YEIDA.
The YEIDA has also decided to allot land to yoga guru Baba Ramdev in the area.
“Ramdev’s associate Acharya Balkrishan also suggested that we build wider roads because heavy vehicles will visit their unit to ferry material,” said Singh.
The authority has also decided to provide adequate parking facilities and other utility spaces in this sector.
“We will assess the facilities that will be required by institutional units. We will redesign the area accordingly,” said Singh.
The authority has also decided to build 12-metre-wide roads in residential areas being developed for farmers whose land was acquired for urban schemes.
“We are allotting 7% (of total acquired land) residential land to each farmer whose land was acquired for urban schemes along the expressway,” said another YEIDA official.
“However, we will allot land only if a farmer has not filed any court case against the acquisition,” said the official.
The YEIDA said it will also develop parks, green belts and other facilities in the area where residential land will be allotted to farmers.