Noida: Admin halts construction of farmhouses in Nangli Nangla
Officials said that the area comes under the floodplains zone, where construction is not allowed as per an NGT order dated May 5, 2017.noida Updated: Sep 28, 2017 22:01 IST
The district administration has stopped construction of farmhouses in the Nangli Nangla area of Noida, following orders in this regard from the National Green Tribunal (NGT).
Officials said that the area comes under the floodplains zone, where construction is not allowed as per an NGT order dated May 5, 2017.
According to the administration officials, around 482 acres in Uttar Pradesh belongs to the Indian Air Force (IAF). Of this, there is a 105-acre plot that belongs to the IAF in Nangli Nangla area, near Sector 134 of Noida. The district administration has handed over 80 acres of the land back to the IAF while the rest is yet to be handed over.
Officials said that the land will be used by the IAF for pounding practice. “Acting on the orders of the district magistrate, we stopped construction of around 10 farmhouses, the costs of which runs into crores. The land of the IAF was illegally sold from one person to another, which makes it difficult to trace the actual seller and buyer immediately,” said AK Singh, subdivisional magistrate (SDM), Sadar.
“We have acted on the NGT’s orders and no illegal construction will be allowed. We will be acting as per the law and strict action will be taken against those who will not follow the law and order,” said BN Singh, district magistrate (DM), Gautam Budh Nagar.
When the SDM went to stop the construction at Nangli Nangla, only construction workers were present there, who had no clue about the owners.
“At the construction site, we could only find the workers, who did not know the details or the whereabouts of the owner. We will have to investigate the matter to find out the real owners. We tried finding out the owners but couldn’t as the land has changed hands several times,” the SDM said.
As per the district administration, Noida authority was supposed to take action but the DM is also a party in the matter. Hence, the district administration decided to act and enforce the NGT order.
The SDM will now prepare a report on the matter, which will be handed over to the DM. The DM will, in turn, hand it over to the Noida authority, the official said.
A number of farmhouses have come up in six villages — Nangli Sagarpur, Nangla Bahrampur, Chakbansatpur, Dostpur Magrouli, Khadar, Nangli Nangla and Chak Magroula — of late, officials said. Officials said there are many farmhouses that belong to politicians, builders, cricketers and businessmen. Every weekend, thousands of youngsters and others party at these farmhouses.
First Published: Sep 28, 2017 22:01 IST