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Vinod Rajput writes on environment, infrastructure, real estate and government policies in Noida and Greater Noida. He has reported on environment and infrastructure in Delhi, Gurgaon and Panchkula in the past.

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ATS, Supertech may lose group housing land near Noida airport

While ATS needs to pay ₹668 crore in dues to Yeida. Likewise, Supertech has failed to pay ₹677 crore to the authority, said officials

A stalled Supertech project in Sector 77, Noida. For the land Allotment in Sector 22D, the realtor needs to pay Yeida a sum of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>677 crore as dues. (HT Archive)
Updated on Jun 19, 2024 06:44 AM IST
By, Greater Noida

40km service road along Yamuna e-way to Noida airport stalled for want of land

The land for the road is yet to be acquired in many villages, including Dayanatpur and Sabota, among others, where farmers resisted the land acquisition many years ago on the grounds that they needed more money, said officials

The service road is to run till this flyover being built near Noida airport in Jewar. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 19, 2024 06:34 AM IST
By, Greater Noida

Land paucity delays infra projects, Noida to purchase land directly from farmers

The authority has built a bridge across river Hindon to boost connectivity but it is not being used by commuters because the authority is yet to build an approach road

The decision was taken on June 15 following site inspections by the authority’s additional chief executive officer along with circle officers, directing the staff to arrange the land to finish the pending work. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 18, 2024 05:30 AM IST

Insolvency process begins against Supertech Goup’s Supernova project in Noida

Supertech Group’s Supernova project in Noida has four towers -- Nova East, Nova West, Astralis, which are delivered; Spira is an under construction tower

NCLT has initiated corporate insolvency resolution process against Supertech Group’s subsidiary Supertech Realtors Private Limited, which is developing a commercial tower in Noida. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 15, 2024 05:54 AM IST
By, Noida

Multimodal cargo hub at Noida airport set to be ready by November-end

NIA had signed an agreement with AISATS for the development of the cargo hub in February 2024. This project includes integrated cargo terminal and a warehousing and logistics zone, said officials

Business development activities are also going on as multiple road shows were completed in May 2024, targeting international and domestic cargo agents, and airlines. Planned one-on-one meetings with MNC forwarders, shippers, original equipment manufacturers, and other stakeholders will take place from this month onwards for business tie-ups, said officials. (Representational Image)
Updated on Jun 13, 2024 05:14 AM IST
By, Noida

Yeida to prepare new guidelines for land allotment after M3M dispute

In the new rules, if a single bidder comes forward to buy a plot in an e-auction even after two rounds of tendering, the bid will be cancelled, YEIDA sources

An outside view of M3M project site in Sector 94, Noida. The Noida authority on Tuesday said the realty firm can resume its work at its construction sites following fresh orders from the Uttar Pradesh government, revoking the allotment cancellation order. (SUnil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 12, 2024 06:22 AM IST
By, Greater Noida

Noida authority allows construction to resume at M3M site

A team from the authority’s civil department, along with the police, had sealed the M3M Group’s construction site in Sector 72 and sealed the main gate of the property, citing violations in laid down rules of e-tendering

An outside view of M3M project site in Sector 94. The Noida authority on Tuesday said the realty firm can resume work at the site following fresh orders from the state government. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 12, 2024 06:20 AM IST
By, Noida

Noida authority dumping treated water into drains, alleges activist

Senior Noida authority officials say that they do not waste the ground water for irrigation purposes due to having ample amount of treated wastewater for irrigation

The activist last week alleged that the treated water is wasted in place of getting reused, and precious ground water is being used for irrigation purposes in a misuse of the resource. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 11, 2024 06:54 AM IST

Noida: Realtors, buyers object to RERA’s occupancy certificate rule

Real estate developers and homebuyers have objected to UPRERA’s move of issuing the model format of offering possession

The occupancy certificate is applied and obtained only after the developer gets multiple non objection certificates including fire safety clearances, lift functional certificate, structure safety clearance and no dues certificate among others. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 10, 2024 06:58 AM IST

G Noida: UP govt agrees to raise 80cr for 2025 edition of MotoGP Bharat

Fairstreet Sports has said they have paid some dues and the rest will be paid once the state releases the additional funds, and there’s no irregularity in the event organisation

According to an audit report by Yeida, Dorna Sports did not receive the entire <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>80 crore licensing fee for the 2023 event. (Ajay Aggarwal/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 08, 2024 05:12 AM IST
By, Greater Noida

Noida to auction unsold units to recover dues from AIMS Max Gardenia

The two real estate projects in Noida are owned by a consortium formed by four promoters, who failed to utilise the policy announced by the UP govt last year

The Noida authority has identified 12 such real estate developers, who will face action for not using the terms of the policy that was brought to recover dues and also pave way for registry of flats in stalled legacy housing projects. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 07, 2024 05:14 AM IST
By, Noida

Urban voters push BJP across the line in NCR

In Gautam Budh Nagar, voters helped re-elect incumbent MP Mahesh Sharma, with the BJP candidate winning by 559,472 votes — the largest margin in Uttar Pradesh

A man casts a vote at a polling booth inside Jaypee Wish Town in Noida Sector 128 on April 25. (Sunil Ghosh/HT photo)
Updated on Jun 06, 2024 05:58 AM IST

After several delays, Suraksha takes over debt-ridden Jaypee

Former JIL office-bearers, including managing director Manoj Gaur, have resigned their posts and vacated the office, making way for the new executive director Aalok Dave. Director Sudhir V Valia, promoter of Suraksha Realty and co-founder of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, has been appointed as non-executive director

The takeover has brought relief to at least 20,000 homebuyers who have been waiting for over a decade to get their homes. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 06, 2024 05:06 AM IST
By, Noida

Noida: Urban votes helped Mahesh Sharma post the highest winning margin in UP

Sharma’s is the highest winning margin in the state of Uttar Pradesh, while the second highest margin in the state, of 390,030 votes, was secured by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi who contested from Rae Bareli

Noida, India- June 05, 2024: On the victory of BJP candidate Mahesh Sharma from Gautam Buddha Nagar Lok Sabha seat, the city residents congratulated him at his office Kailash Hospital Sector 27. Urban voters help BJP's Dr Mahesh Sharma break his previous winning margin record. The urban voters in Noida and Dadri segments out of 5 assembly areas, played the key role in the hat-trick for the BJP's Dr Mahesh Sharma, who garnered massive support beating his 2019 record. He won by 559472 votes as he got more than 70 percent votes in Noida segment and more than 60 percent votes in Dadri against his rivals. The high-rises in Noida and Greater Noida voted for BJP and rivals like SP-Congress and BSP failed to win over the urban voters, in Noida, India, on Wednesday, June 05, 2024. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times) To go with Vinod’s story
Published on Jun 05, 2024 10:59 PM IST
By, Noida

Noida authority seals two M3M construction sites for violations of tender rules

The move comes after the UP government cancelled allotment of two land parcels to M3M Group on the grounds that the allotment via e-tendering violated the laid down rules

The aim of the e-tender bidding is to allot a plot on a competitive bid but that did not happen in these two allotments. And the rule of net worth, insolvency and turnover was not followed, said the Noida authority in its cancellation letter. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 04, 2024 06:26 AM IST
By, Noida

Pay up or face action: Greater Noida authority to 21 realtors

The Greater Noida notice states that if realtors fail to turn up to apply for the waivers under the scheme and pay the dues, their allotment will be cancelled

The Uttar Pradesh government had on December 21, 2023, approved a policy for stalled legacy housing projects under which a realtor was offered interest waivers for two years of Covid-19 pandemic. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 04, 2024 06:22 AM IST

Ahead of counting, all candidates confident of winning GB Nagar seat

Parties said their agents for the counting day have been selected and directed to be present at Phool Mandi, well before the starting of counting at 8am

There are 21 tables for counting votes of each assembly segment of Noida and Dadri, and 14 tables each for Jewar, Sikandrabad and Khurja. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 04, 2024 06:20 AM IST
By, Noida

17,000 of Yeida’s 34,000 allottees yet to get possession

A YEIDA report has revealed that at least 17,000 of the total 34,000 plot allottees are without possession due to court disputes over land

Yeida has prepared the database to understand the issues related to each plot, so that it can address the matter and resolve the issues of the plot allottee. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 03, 2024 06:20 AM IST

Takeover issues resolved, work on stuck Jaypee projects set to resume soon

Suraksha Group is likely to take over JIL in the next couple of days because Yeida has decided not to challenge the order of the NCLAT court issued last week.

JIL’s day-to-day affairs are currently managed by the an implementation and monitoring committee (IMC) comprising officials of Suraksha, JIL, homebuyers and an interim resolution professional. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 01, 2024 05:26 AM IST
By, Noida

300 industrial units to become operational near Noida airport

Currently Vivo is making six crore (60 million) smartphones annually and it will create around 100,000 jobs in this region when it is able to operate at full capacity

There are 91 more industrial units near Noida international airport, where the construction work is underway and these will also start operations at the earliest. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 31, 2024 06:38 AM IST
By, Greater Noida

UP revenue board holds meeting over farmers’ demands

After these four meetings, chairman Dube will prepare its report and submit the same before the UP government that will decide about the farmers’ demands

CM Adityanath had formed a three-member committee following the protests by farmers from Noida, and Greater Noida villages as they had been protesting in January and February this year over various demands. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 31, 2024 06:30 AM IST

Noida puts up warning display boards in defaulter builder housing complexes

Noida authority has started installing display boards with warning notices inside housing societies to recover land cost dues from defaulter realtors

The authority on Tuesday and Wednesday installed the display boards in a dozen housing societies, including Skytech Matrott in Sector 76. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on May 30, 2024 07:52 AM IST
By, Noida

Noida Authority forms committee to restart work on golf course

Noida authority has formed two committees that will look into the funding issues of the under-construction golf course and its new office building

Around 70% work was over on the Noida authority’s new office building in Sector 96, but then it got stuck, said officials. (HT Archive)
Updated on May 29, 2024 07:36 AM IST
By, Noida

MotoGP organiser failed to pay 31 crore to vendors, finds Yamuna authority probe

Yeida CEO Arun Vir Singh started a probe into Fairstreet’s financial irregularities on the directions of the state government after around a dozen vendors as well as Jewar MLA Dhirendra Singh wrote to Uttar Pradesh chief secretary and Yeida CEO accusing Fairstreet of committing financial irregularities and cheating vendors

The vendors were roped in to revamp the tracks at Buddh circuit in Greater Noida for the MotoGP held last September (HT Archive)
Updated on May 29, 2024 07:24 AM IST
By, Greater Noida

Yeida notices to 400 over illegal construction near airport

YEIDA is set to carry out demolition drives in affected areas after the conclusion of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections on June 4

In the last two years, nearly 20 major anti-encroachment drives undertaken by Yeida have resulted in freeing of land worth <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2,000 crore from illegal constructions. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on May 28, 2024 08:06 AM IST

Yeida to acquire 6,000 hectares land for urban development

Yeida aims to spend around ₹63,500 crore to develop basic civic services including roads, sewers, parks, and electricity to develop the urban centre

Of the total 6,065 hectares of land, 1,609 will be purchased directly from farmers through mutual agreement, 4,076 will be acquired through the land acquisition process and 380 hectares will be reclaimed as this is government land. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on May 27, 2024 06:36 AM IST
By, Greater Noida

UP government seeks report about commercial plot allotment cancellation

The matter pertains to a 13-acre land parcel in Sector 94 and a three-acre land parcel in Sector 72 along the Aqua Line Metro

In February, an activist complained to the Noida authority and the Uttar Pradesh government’s industrial department, alleging that the terms of brochures were violated during the allotment and there was no proper competition during the e-bidding process. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 27, 2024 06:14 AM IST
By, Noida

Jaypee takeover: NCLAT orders Suraksha to pay 1,335 cr as farmer compensation

The NCLAT on Friday said Suraksha Group can pay 79% of ₹1,689 crore -- which works out to ₹1334.31 crore -- in four years

The Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (Yeida) had approached National Company Law Appellate Tribunal ((NCLAT), challenging the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT )order, and demanded <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1,689 crore towards farmers’ land compensation. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on May 25, 2024 09:06 AM IST
By, Noida

Noida authority to act against 12 realtors for not paying dues

The authority is likely to commence plot cancellation and attachment of properties from next month, said an official, asking not to be named.

There are 57 defaulter projects in Noida, and of these, developers of around 30 have paid the initial 25% of the total dues amounting to over <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>250 crore. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on May 24, 2024 06:20 AM IST
By, Noida

Yeida to launch 6,500 plot affordable housing scheme near Noida airport

Yeida will launch a total of 6,000 plots of 30 square metre size near the Noida airport and each may cost around ₹8 lakh, officials said

Apart from 6,000 plots of 30 square metres, there will be around 500 plots of size ranging from 200 square metres and 4000 square metres for residential use. The rates of bigger size plots will be around <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>24,000 per square metre, said officials. (VT Archive)
Updated on May 23, 2024 05:56 AM IST
By, Greater Noida
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