The Greater Noida Authority held another board meeting on Saturday, where it addressed the leftover agendas from the August 4 meeting. Officials said several new decisions, including the launch of commercial, builder and industrial schemes, and auction of plots for religious purposes, were finalised in the latest meeting.
In its previous meeting on August 4, the board cleared the Authority’s annual budget of Rs 4,370 crore, of which the major chunk of Rs 2,000 crore was set aside for acquiring agricultural land for various industries.
An amount of Rs 888 crore was also earmarked for new infrastructure projects, Rs 390 crore for urban services, Rs 200 crore for village development and Rs 573 crore for new schemes.
GNIDA CEO Narendra Bhooshan said that the board on Saturday reviewed some of the steps taken in the last meeting as well as took new decisions, including the auction of two commercial plots near Expo Mart. “We had announced a scheme for these two commercial plots. We have now shortlisted the final allottee, which we informed the board before announcing the name.”
The Authority has also got the go-ahead to launch commercial, builder and industrial schemes. “Queries are coming in for setting up big industries. We are also in talks with industrialists and will announce anything once something formalises,” said Bhooshan. The board has also approved new IT and institutional plot allotment schemes, he said.
The decision to auction some six plots for religious purposes such as for setting up temples, churches and gurdwaras, was also taken by the board in its 119th “We have five-six plots which we will allot for religious structures,” the CEO said. Other decisions taken in the meeting were related to solid waste management bylaws.
Also the issue of huge staff shortage was raised at the board meeting. “Noida has sanctioned strength of 2,400 staff, while we have 298 posts, of which only 176 are filled. It’s a huge problem,” said Bhooshan. Moreover, allottees of IT and institutional category plots have been extended relief in clearance of dues in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. The last date for clearance of dues has been extended to September 30.