Is Noida Extn ready for first residents?
Is Noida Extn ready for first residents?
After years of uncertainty marked by court cases on land acquisition, the road before Noida Extension to develop as the latest residential hub in NCR is finally clear. With challenges to the acquisition of land dismissed by the Supreme Court, realty firms who invested heavily in Noida Extension are now ready to deliver the first apartments. Earlier this week, realtors’ association Credai had told TOI builders in the area were ready to deliver up to 50,000 flats in the next six months. According to Credai’s estimates, that would translate into around 1 lakh people moving into Noida Extension by the turn of the year.
But is Noida Extension prepared for this influx?
Credai has already submitted a list of 35 builder projects that are expected to deliver close to 50,000 apartments by the end of the year. The list has been submitted to the Greater Noida Authority, whose job it is now to ensure that water supply, power lines and other facilities are in place. There are 10 sectors on Noida Extension where most projects are approaching completion.
Among the firms that will start delivering apartments to buyers are Rajesh Projects, IITL Nimbus, Skytech Pvt Ltd, JM Housing, Sam India Abhimanyu Housing, Amrapali La Residentia, Mahagun, HR Oracle, Subhkamna, ABA Corp Gaursons Hi-Tech Infrastructure, Exotica Housing, Sunworld Group New Tech Shelters, Nirala World Express Developers, Express Developers, Gulshan Homz, J M Housing Earthcon Construction, Ideal Infrapromoters, Ace Group, Antriskh Group, Sikka Group, Civitech Group, AIG Park Galaxy Dream Home Developers, Arihant Buildtech and JKG Construction.
The Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) says it has already put in place the infrastructure for power, water, roads and sewerage in the area. “While peripheral roads measuring 60 and 130 metres are in place, work on internal roads has started,” a senior Authority official said. The internal roads will connect the sectors and finally lead to main roads. A Metro link to Noida Extension has also been proposed. Autorickshaws are available for connectivity to Greater Noida and Noida.
During a survey of Noida Extension, this correspondent found footpaths dug up and mud piled along roadsides. Green belts were under development. However, there are currently no streetlights in Noida Extension. An official said roads will see illumination only when electricity supply begins. “Power cables have already been laid. We have also handed over substations constructed by GNIDA to Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) and Noida Power Company Limited (NPCL),” the official said. “While UPPCL has been handed over a 33KV substation, NPCL has been handed over two 33KV stations. Two more substations will be ready for NPCL by September-October. They have also set up their own substation of 33KV. Noida Extension is equipped with 80-megawatt of power,” he said, adding it will suffice for the next three years.
Speaking about water supply and sewage treatment, the official said infrastructure for the two was already in place for individual plot owners. “For builder plots and group housing units, however, it is the responsibility of the developer to pump water from bored tube wells,” the official added. “According to environment norms, developers have to treat their own waste and recycle it. The infrastructure for this has to be put into place by the individual builders. GNIDA’s sewage treatment plant is in the process of being constructed. This will be located in the flood zone area in Sector 1 of the city.”
Local markets and shops are already being constructed. A mall is coming up within Gaur City. Land has been allotted to Metro Hospital. A Kailash Hospital branch is also expected to open. Till then, Fortis hospital in Sector 62 will be the closest. Gaur International School has opened its doors in Noida Extension already. The Noida Authority has also allotted land for DPS, Lotus Valley and Indirapuram Public School to set up branches here.
On the security front, Credai has proposed that a helicopter be deployed for crime control and emergency services. There is also a plan to install CCTV cameras for surveillance. But execution deadlines have yet to be announced.