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Green panel notices on concretization in Ghaziabad

Comments Off on Green panel notices on concretization in Ghaziabad   |  August 20, 2013

NOIDA: The National Green Tribunal on Monday issued notices to the Union urban development ministry, the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) and Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation taking cognizance of mindless concretization in urban areas which is significantly reducing the green cover in the city.

The notices were issued following an application filed with the tribunal by a Ghaziabad-based environmental activist. The applicant had alleged that rampant civic concretization works by municipal and other authorities is not only raising temperatures in cities, but is also preventing rainwater from percolating beneath the soil.

The notices were issued by the principal bench of the tribunal headed by chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar. Notices have also been issued to the Union environment ministry, the UP government and the National Disaster Management Authority.

It has also been contended in the application that the unbridled concretization activity is raising atmospheric carbon levels, a major greenhouse gas leading to atmospheric warming. Rapid reduction of open soil areas in cities, resulting from tiling and concretization works, is also preventing groundwater recharge and leading to wastage of up to 90% of rainwater, says the petition.

Besides, issues have also been raised in the petition as to how mindless civic concretizing activities by city development agencies is destroying green cover, choking trees to death and eliminating any further possibility of planting new tree saplings.

city lights: Noida, Ghaziabad property circle rates hiked

Comments Off on city lights: Noida, Ghaziabad property circle rates hiked   |  August 3, 2013

Buying land and property in Noida in Uttar Pradesh will be costlier as circle rates has been increased by 10 to 25 per cent from August 1. Agriculture land rates too have been hiked by 5-8 per cent. The hike is between 15-25 per cent depending on sector location. In A category sectors, circle rate has been hiked from Rs 66,500 to Rs 78,000 per sq metre. In B category sectors, the hike is between Rs 48,000 and Rs 55,000 per sq metre and in C category sectors, the increase is between Rs 35,000 and Rs 40,000 per sq metre. In Ghaziabad, circle rates have been hiked by up to 20 per cent. In Rajnagar District Centre the circle rate has been increased from Rs 1.20 lakh to Rs 1.40 lakh per sq metre. The rate for the Indirapuram area is Rs 60,000 per sq metre, from Rs 50,000 per sq metre earlier. For Kaushambi, the rate is Rs 65,000 per sq metre and Rs 46,000 per sq metre in Raj Nagar.

Shops inside societies turn security hazard

Comments Off on Shops inside societies turn security hazard   |  July 19, 2013

GHAZIABAD: Convenience stores in Ghaziabad have become a menace for residents as not only are they choking colony roads but also putting a strain on resources of the housing societies where they are located. Residents also say that as the boundary wall of the group housing society is removed for easy access to the convenience stores, it is compromising the security of the area.

The stores, which have been converted into ‘mini-malls’ flouting building bylaws, have also been leading to illegal parking along the colony roads choking movement of vehicles.

Sources in Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) said that while an order has already been drafted to take action against these shop owners, it is not being acted on. In a letter to the GDA, the federation of association of apartment owners (FAAO) has alleged that laws are being flouted by shop owners for ‘commercial gain of a handful of promoters’ while putting under ‘strain the limited common resources of the group housing’.

By dissolving boundary walls between the shops and roads, owners have converted the lanes into illegal parking lots. Alok Kumar, president of FAAO, said, “The GDA bylaws state that only 5 convenience shops are allowed for every 1,000 individuals in residential areas. The size of these shops was to be of a maximum of 15 square metres, while the car parking in these areas was to be proportional to the built up area of the convenience store within the group housing plot.” However, none of these norms are being followed.

Wave City ties up with SBI for financing loans

Comments Off on Wave City ties up with SBI for financing loans   |  July 15, 2013

LUCKNOW/NEW DELHI: Wave City, a 4,500 acres integrated township being developed by Wave Infratech has roped in State Bank of India to fund its projects.

The bank would be financing Wave City projects post due diligence of customers, according to a statement released by the company.

Wave City is being developed at NH 24 in Ghaziabad, and is dubbed as one of the biggest such township coming up anywhere in the country. Wave City had recently launched its first affordable housing project ‘Dream Homes’.

“We are extremely happy to have SBI in our panel of bankers providing hassle free housing loans to our customers at Wave City” Sunil Tandon, President, Wave City said. According to the agreement, loans would be disbursed under the construction linked plan.

Tandon said that company has similar tie ups with six other banks including HDFC, ICICI, AXIS Bank etc.

Wave City had earlier tied up with IBM to build India’s most exciting smart city in Ghaziabad. Of the 4,500 acres township, delivery of the first phase of 1,671 acres would begin in 2016.

Ghaziabad gangs junk scrap deals for booming real estate business

Comments Off on Ghaziabad gangs junk scrap deals for booming real estate business   |  July 7, 2013

GHAZIABAD: Dealing in scrap, once the domain of Ghaziabad’s infamous organized crime families, is now a thing of the past. With real estate booming, police officers say that the crime families have moved on to dealing in real estate and other related illegal ventures such as sand mining, controlling labour population and extortion of real estate capitalists. Police said that, as the gangs have moved on to a more sophisticated mode of functioning, even they are updating their tactics and crime solving methodologies to keep up with the changing scenario.

Senior cops said that over 40% of the population that is now making its home in the district is primarily urban and concentrated in the developed areas of Indirapuram, Kaushambi, Vaishali and Vasundhara. “The constant clash between the rural and upscale population is a source of crime. For the organized gangs, the changing nature of the district to a rapidly developing destination for an affluent middle class is a lucrative opportunity,” said a senior police officer.

Gang wars for scraps sold by factories have now been replaced by an even more violent sand mining syndicate. “We are keeping a close tab on such gangs and, apart from taking preventive measures, the police are also nailing such miscreants,” said IG Bhavesh Singh. He added that, as the property prize in Gautam Budh Nagar and Ghaziabad has gone up, the enmity over this profitable asset had also become a huge challenge for the police.

The land mafia operates by illegally encroaching upon land and by maintaining ties with the local police. They focus on areas where projects by developers are being constructed and then, after encroaching upon green belts or agricultural land in this area, divide it into plots and sell it illegally to innocent customers below market rates.

Ghaziabad police has, however, promised that the sorry state of affairs will soon change. “We are doing many things to make our methods of crime detection and prevention more scientific. For crime prevention, traffic surveillance is an important strategy. We are deploying new equipment and techniques for this. We also maintain a database on known criminals and monitoring their activities when they’re out of jail. We’ve also brought a new jail monitoring software which will help us in making our surveillance more complete. A piece of land has been notified for a new forensic science lab,” said Nitin Tiwari, SSP Ghaziabad.

Ghaziabad plans satellite tracking for illegal colonies

Comments Off on Ghaziabad plans satellite tracking for illegal colonies   |  June 15, 2013

The Ghaziabad Development Authority plans to introduce a project that will enable the agency to track all construction activity in the city through satellite imagery. The proposal, which is currently in the pre-contract phase, is called ‘auto detection of construction through satellite imagery’ and is expected to cost more than Rs 10 crore.

Senior GDA officials said a need for the project was felt due the increase in illegal colonies in Ghaziabad.

“The GDA cannot have eyes and ears everywhere. Illegal constructions are built, and years later, complaints against their existence are brought to us. When we try and take action, there is a law and order situation. Therefore, it was felt that the solution was to stop these illegal constructions right at the beginning,” an official said.

Senior officials said under the system, all construction will be monitored through satellite images taken once a month. “We have invited companies to bid for the project. They will arrange the satellite imagery of the city once a month. That data will be analysed, and if any infractions are seen, information will be forwarded to the competent authority, including police, immediately. They will take appropriate action,” a senior official said.

The project will use two separate information systems, officials said. “The first is the Geographic Information System, which captures, analyses and presents data captured geographically. The second is Management Information System (MIS), which manages components of the system including hardware, software and data analysis procedures. The MIS is basically used to analyse operational activities such as the flow of information gathered to other departments such as Land or Revenue departments,” an official said.

N K Johari, in-charge of the tender process, said, “We have extended the date for the tenders till June 14. So far, 33 companies from five countries have expressed interest. While for them, it will be a research project, for us it will be a system that will reform the city. A committee of prominent personalities from the field of engineering and science is being finalised. Some of these will be academics from the best engineering institutes in the country. They will then peruse the tenders received, and pick the candidate with the best ideas for the job. We are close to finalising the committee.”

गाजियाबाद के मास्टर प्लान की होगी समीक्षा

Comments Off on गाजियाबाद के मास्टर प्लान की होगी समीक्षा   |  June 8, 2013

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