NOIDA: The Noida Authority will lodge FIRs against those found encroaching upon land adjacent to villages. In a meeting held with senior officials of various departments of the Authority on Sunday, CEO Sanjeev Saran, directed for strict action to be taken on anybody found encroaching on such land. The CEO also passed directions for development of markets in vacant commercial spaces.
The Authority has decided to carry developmental works on such village lands and begin its disbursal to farmers under the 5% developed land quota scheme. “The Authority will do developmental work on these lands like construction of sewer lines, water supply pipes, electricity transmission lines, etc prior to its disbursal,” said CME (Civil), AK Goel.
The Authority has also decided to take punitive action against those who have already encroached upon such land in a special drive to be conducted soon. Senior police officers have already been informed about this drive.
Meanwhile, the planning department of the Authority has been asked by the CEO to prepare a blueprint for development of markets in vacant commercial spaces within residential sectors. Around 15 sectors have been identified for the purpose.
“Work on developing these markets would commence within a week. Commercial schemes for shops will also be launched as soon as the civil works begin,” said Goel.