A ‘New Noida’ on the cards

Noida: The Noida Authority board has approved the Master Plan 2041, which is aimed to set up “New Noida” as an economic and industrial city thus expanding the limits of Gautam Buddh Nagar district, said officials on Sunday.

The decision was taken in Noida Authority’s 210th board meeting held on Sunday under the chairmanship of Industrial Development Commissioner and Chairman of Noida Authority Manoj Kumar Singh. Noida Authority CEO Dr. Lokesh M, CEO of Greater Noida Authority N G Ravi Kumar were present, among other officials of Noida Authority. According to Noida authority CEO Lokesh M, under the Master Plan 2041, Dadri-Noida-Ghaziabad Investment Region (DNGIR) will be developed in 20 villages of Gautam Budh Nagar and 60 villages of Bulandshahr and will be called ‘New Noida’.

“The Noida Authority has identified 21,000 hectares of agricultural land in 80 villages of Gautam Budh Nagar and Bulandshahr districts. Industrial land use will be 40 per cent in this city. A provision of 13 per cent for residential purposes and about 18 per cent for green area has been made. A plan has been prepared to develop a new city on this land,” the CEO said.

The Noida Authority has allocated the money in its budget for this year. Rs 1,000 crore has been given for land acquisition and internal development in ‘New Noida’. The new city is expected to provide employment to around 6,00,000 people. Logistics hubs, knowledge centres, integrated townships and skill development centers will be developed in New Noida, the CEO informed.

As per preliminary estimates shared by the authority, over 8,100 hectares of land will be earmarked for industries, 1,600 hectares for medical and engineering colleges. Apart from this, more than 2,000 hectares of land will be allotted for residential projects. “The population is increasing gradually in Delhi-NCR. The increasing population also increases the demand for industries, commercial projects and urban development. The land is very limited for further expansion of Noida. In such a situation, there is a need to acquire new land and establish a new city,” said a senior Noida Authority officer.

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