Vinod Rajput

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.

Articles by Vinod Rajput

NBCC gets 67 crore budget for safety audit of Amrapali projects, work begins

According to officials, the decision was prompted by residents who demanded safety audits due to the delayed projects caused by legal issues, resulting in poor upkeep

A building of Silicon City in Sector 76, Noida, which will be undergoing a structural audit. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 08, 2023 11:30 PM IST

Work on 5.96 km Chilla elevated road to resume in a month, says Noida authority

In March 2020, during its 200th board meeting, the Noida authority instructed its staff to halt work on the project due to a financial crisis. It was the first time that the board had decided to suspend work on such a significant infrastructure project due to insufficient funds

The project will begin from Delhi’s Chilla and end at the Mahamaya Flyover on the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 07, 2023 11:49 PM IST

Registration of flats should be de-linked from financial dues, Rera tells govt

The UP-Rera has suggested that if the present deadlock continues, then neither will the authority be able to recover the dues nor the homebuyers able to get flats registered in their names

The UP-Rera surveyed over 200 projects in Gautam Budh Nagar district and then sent its recommendation to the state government, suggesting the formulation of a ”practical policy” that can address issues on a ”case to case” basis. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 07, 2023 11:27 PM IST

32 illegal farmhouses razed in Yamuna River floodplain in Noida

The authority began the drive in the morning and razed these farmhouses near sector 135 in Nagla Nagli, Assadullapur, Chhaproli Bangar, and Dostpur Mangroli, among other places

An unauthorised farmhouse is demolished on the Yamuna flooodplains in Sector 135 in Noida in Gautam Budh Nagar on Tuesday. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 10:26 PM IST

High-speed Metro from Jewar to New Delhi to have just 6 stations

The high-speed Metro project connecting Noida international airport with Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport may have only six stations to ensure speedy commutes on the 72km line. The Uttar Pradesh government wants a half-hour travel time between Jewar and New Delhi station. A high-level meeting in June 2023 will finalize the DPR and funding pattern. The 72km link requires INR130bn ($1.7bn). A 35.64km Metro project between Jewar and Greater Noida's Knowledge Park-2 has already been approved, while a 36.36km Metro link between Knowledge Park-2 and New Delhi is yet to be finalized.

The construction of the Jewar airport at full swing. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:03 AM IST

Yeida to leaseback land to 1000 farmers

The affected farmers belong to 15 villages, whose land was acquired for projects such as the Noida airport, Expressway, and other significant projects, according to officials

Officials said that a total of 186 cases regarding the leaseback of land exist. (Representative Image)
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:03 AM IST

Homebuyers in Greater Noida protest against developer for delay in project delivery

On Saturday, many apartment owners at the Hemisphere housing project in Sector 27 decided to intensify the agitation if the developer did not come forward to deliver the units

Homebuyers said only the pillars and walls of the towers have been built to date, and the site has appeared abandoned for many years. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 04, 2023 11:59 PM IST
By, Greater Noida

Yeida to bring plot relocation policy to address possession issues

The Yamuna Expressway industrial development authority (Yeida) plans to introduce a plot relocation policy to resolve land disputes and enable thousands of allottees to take possession of their plots. The proposed policy would relocate plots to dispute-free locations, allowing allottees to assume possession and use the plot without hindrance. However, some experts argue that successful completion of public utility projects such as road development hinges on acquiring all contested land patches.

Yeida’s chief executive officer, Arun Vir Singh, said the proposed policy would greatly benefit plot allottees who have awaited possession of their respective plots. (HT Archive)
Updated on Jun 04, 2023 11:59 PM IST

Noida realty firm proposes selling land to pay dues, YEIDA raises objections

Yeida objected to the plan because JAL has already mortgaged 80 acres in banks and can't sell the same to raise funds

Buddh International Circuit (Bic), the country’s first Formula One track, was built and opened by Jai Prakash Associates Ltd in October 2011. (HT Archive)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 03:27 AM IST

After 14-yr battle, homebuyers relieved as HC dismisses farmers’ plea against Yeida

Yeida said on Friday that the high court’s refusal to quash the land acquisition would significantly benefit property buyers and allow the staff to complete the unfinished infrastructure projects

The move will assist Yeida in acquiring land, developing infrastructure, and providing possession to thousands of property buyers suffering for the past 14 years. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 11:49 PM IST

Animal care centre to come up near Noida airport

The Union environment ministry raised concerns about the damage to ecology and disruption to wildlife as the airport is near wetlands that are home to the state bird, sarus cranes, and blackbucks

The Noida international airport construction site . (PTI)
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 12:17 AM IST

16 illegal factories in Noida shut for dumping waste into Hindon

Sixteen illegal clothing factories in Bahlolpur, Noida were closed by the Uttar Pradesh pollution control board (UPPCB) after residents complained about waste dumped into the Hindon River. The UPPCB will fine Noida factory owners who fail to operate polluting ?green industrial units?, according to officials. The factories dyed clothes with dangerous chemicals and dumped the ?red colour? waste directly into the river.

The pollution board, police, and other government agencies cut power to these 16 factories, which dyed clothes with dangerous chemicals and dumped the “red colour” waste directly into the Hindon River, which merges with the Yamuna River in Noida’s Sector 151. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on May 31, 2023 10:55 PM IST

Distribute compensation to farmers:IIDC to GB Nagar admin

Apart from this, the IIDC has also directed the officials to issue tender without delay so that the construction work of water reservoir and pipeline project for airport can be completed

The airport project requires 3 million litre per day (MLD) water once the operations begin at the site (Representative Image)
Updated on May 31, 2023 12:28 AM IST

Greater Noida imposed 5.5 lakh penalty against contractor

In accordance with the authority’s instructions, the contractor was required to erect a ‘public information board’ containing details of the project’s budget, start date, and completion date

According to officials, the penalty was enforced in response to complaints raised by villagers before the Greater Noida authority officials. (Representative Image)
Updated on May 31, 2023 12:19 AM IST

76 crore penalty for ground water extraction misuse, second notice issued

A joint committee appointed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in January 2023, filed a report which identified 41 developers who had extracted groundwater without permission

According to officials, as per the NGT’s directive, every developer is required to pay 0.5 percent of the total project cost as a penalty if they extract groundwater without the necessary permission. (Representative Image)
Updated on May 30, 2023 12:46 AM IST

Noida asks IIT Delhi to vet cost escalation of Bhangel elevated road

According to officials, the decision comes after the construction agency, Uttar Pradesh Bridge Corporation, raised the budget by ₹150 crore, citing increased prices of construction materials.

The under-construction work at the Bhangel elevated road. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on May 29, 2023 12:11 AM IST

Construction work on Delhi-Mumbai expressway linked to Jewar airport begins

The administration has obtained 66.73 hectares of land for the link road which will connect Jewar airport with Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport and Haryana

Officials have announced that the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) will construct an interchange on the Yamuna Expressway at the 30th km point, where the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway will intersect . (HT photo)
Updated on May 27, 2023 04:51 PM IST

Noida to open city’s first Dog park on June 1

The park has been developed to provide a dedicated space for pets, addressing the lack of such facilities in the city

Initially scheduled for completion by the end of 2022, the dog park in Noida Sector 137 was unable to meet the deadline due to delays in electrical work. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 27, 2023 04:43 PM IST

Amrapali Centurian in Greater Noida West in the dark for the past two days

In a statement, NBCC said they hope to have a 750 KVA load transformer for the residential society by mid-June

NBCC said they are in contact with NPCL and hope to have a 750KVA load transformer for the Amrapali Centurian Park society by mid-June. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 23, 2023 11:31 PM IST

Parthala Flyover set to open next month, says Noida authority

After the opening, the authority will continue with beautification work, officials associated with the matter said

The Parthala flyover in its final stage of work. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on May 23, 2023 12:06 AM IST

Developer halts drinking water supply to Express Zenith society, prompts protest

NOIDA: The water supply to Express Zenith apartment society in Noida’s Sector 77 was abruptly halted by the developer on Sunday

HT Image
Updated on May 22, 2023 04:34 PM IST

Greater Noida announces new allotment rates

The authority will now allocate group housing land to realtors at rates ranging from ₹36,547 to ₹51,750 per square metre, while commercial rates will range from ₹54,298 to ₹86,250 per square metre

The new rates for individual residential plots range from <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>30,282 to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>44,850 per square metre. (Photo for representation)
Updated on May 20, 2023 12:03 AM IST

Bridge across Hindon: Work to restart after two years

Officials have said that if all goes according to plan, both authorities will purchase the required land within the next two to three months, and construction work will commence at the site

Officials now state that farmers in both cities have agreed to contribute their land to the road project. (Photo for representation)
Updated on May 20, 2023 12:00 AM IST

Greater Noida to cancel housing projects if they are incomplete

The decision to cancel allotments was taken as several developers have not been able to complete their projects even 12 years after the allotment

In the past five years, the authority has cancelled the allotment of five realty projects after the developers defaulted on financial payments and failed to deliver projects. (Photo for representation)
Updated on May 18, 2023 11:19 PM IST

Yeida approves 10 crore for ‘smart village’ in Gautam Budh Nagar

Monika Rani, the Yeida additional chief executive officer (CEO), and other staff members visited Bhaipur Brahmanan on Tuesday village and discussed the development plans with the villagers

Some farmers have filed petition in the Allahabad high court as they do not want to give their land for the development stating that they need better rehabilitation and compensation. To convince farmers, the Yeida promises them better facilities in the villages located near the Jewar airport site, said officials. (PTI)
Updated on May 17, 2023 10:49 PM IST

Greater Noida to hire private agency for door-to-door waste collection

According to the plans, the agency will collect waste from residential, commercial, institutional, and rural areas, among other places

Greater Noida generates approximately 250 metric tonnes of waste per day. (HT Archive)
Updated on May 17, 2023 10:46 PM IST

RERA to use artificial intelligence for betterment of homebuyers’ complaints redressal

RERA has issued an expression of interest (EOI) to invite applications from experts and agencies interested in developing the project, according to officials

The pandemic has prompted homebuyers to file complaints digitally, as e-courts have been the norm for nearly three years during this challenging time, officials said. (Photo for representation)
Updated on May 17, 2023 12:23 AM IST

Noida removes 3 JEs and imposes penalty against contractors for shoddy work

Officials added that two contractors have also been blacklisted for their poor performance in their respective areas

The maximum penalty of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>10 lakh was faced by a company that delayed the resurfacing of Noida-Greater Noida Expressway within stipulated time frame. (Photo for representation)
Updated on May 17, 2023 12:23 AM IST

Deadline for completion of Noida’s Sector 151 golf course extended to 2024

The authority has currently completed 43% of the project, with officials saying that the remaining work will be finished by the end of 2024 based on the current pace, officials said

The authority is constructing an 18-hole golf course in Sector 151A along the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway. (Photo for representation)
Updated on May 17, 2023 12:23 AM IST

Noida to act against engineers after probe

NOIDA: The Noida authority is set to take action against engineers accused of carrying out public projects without adhering to the established guidelines, according to officials on Monday

HT Image
Updated on May 16, 2023 04:19 PM IST
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