The Yamuna Expressway industrial development authority (YEIDA) on Wednesday said it has decided to carve out a new institutional sector along the 165km Yamuna Expressway that connects Greater Noida with Agra.
YEIDA wants to dedicate a sector only for institutional purposes so that educational institutions, hospitals and offices can be set up in this area.
“This sector will help us in promoting Yamuna Expressway belt as a hub of educational institutions. We have already craved out many industrial and residential sectors. Now we want to develop an institutional sector along the expressway. We want to do it because there is a scope for it,” said Amarnath Upadhyaya, additional chief executive officer, YEIDA.
YEIDA is yet to announce the sector’s name, location and details.
“We will announce the sector name within a week. We are working on this project daily so that after March 11, we can announce the sector name. Our objective is to establish an institutional sector along Yamuna Expressway and behind this sector, we will allot the industrial sector. The idea is that those who get a technical education may get jobs in the industries located nearby,” the ACEO said.
Apart from colleges and technical institutes, the authority has also planned to allocate land for universities.
Yoga guru Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved on February 13 had laid the foundation stone of two projects — Patanjali Food and Herbal Park and Patanjali Ayurveda Limited — near Buddh International Circuit along the Yamuna Expressway.
Patanjali Ayurved will also set up a university and school along the Yamuna Expressway.
“We could not allot the land for a university and school for Ramdev’s educational project in the sector, where he is setting up a food park. We will provide land for the university in a new sector,” an YEIDA official said.