The roads in NOIDA are smooth and wide for movement of traffic with ease and comfort. NH 2, Link Road, Kondli Road, Noida-Greater Noida Expressway, the Noida-Agra-Mathura Expressway under construction and the eight-lane DND flyover with Toll Bridge already operational further provide ease and comfort in road-traffic in to and out of the city of NOIDA. The DND flyover with Toll Bridge and Toll Plaza is a unique project. In different sectors of NOIDA, the NOIDA Authority is maintaining 400 Kms. long internal roads and 125 Kms. long boundary roads which make the intra-city-road-traffic much easier and comfortable.
This year, with a view to keep the city green and clean to maintain the ecological balance of the environment in NOIDA, a project to develop parks in 165 acres of the land comprising of 95 acres green belt and 150 kms. road side tree-plantations is on the anvil. The two sewage treatment plants in operation is on the anvil. The two sevage treatment plants in operation in noida, producing 7 crore litres of water per day are intended to irrigate the green belt areas and parks growing flora of a wide variety in different sectors of NOIDA. Help would also be extented to create underground water supply facilities, and to make possible provision of water at cheaper rates for irrigation purpose. To maitain the ecological balance , the Authority envisages to involve NGOs and Governamental organisations in the development and the maintainance of green belts and parks. Bsides extending the clarion calls to the public towards the environmental issues, this approach will give a new dimntion and direction to our task. This year NOIDA has given emphasis on planting traditional trees involved about 65000 neem, jamun,tamarind,gullar, sesame, arjun and pilkhan
Dream Housing Projects
About 35.66 % area of NOIDA is being developed as a residential areas. 4,49,456 sq. mtr. land has been year marked as residential areas and rest meant for group housing projects. For the working class, engineers/employees of different establishments, project has been introduced involving constrution of 31035 residential units in duplex, HIG,MIG,LIG and EWS categories. For sheltering those below poverity line, under the SHRAMIK KUNJ’ project, 4952 houses of one room set have been constructed. Plans are also afoot on aproject to bring a Senior Citizens’ ressidential complex.
Side by side with the ceation of commercial centres in each sector , as a partof its palnned and synchronous development, a full-fledged commercial complex has been developed in sector-18 where one get everything from on ordinary writing paper & stationery to computer-print paper & stationery, clothing material to fashionable garments, simple tools & tackles to electrical & electronic goods & appliances etc. This area is replete with well known brands like Ebony, Nanz, Rayban, U.C.B., Red Tape, Hot Breads, Levis, Reebok, Adidas, Parx & Raymond etc. The large & spacious buildings here viz. Ansal Plaza, Ocean Plaza, Sab Mall, Centre Stage Mall,Supertech Mall, Vishal Chambers, etc. house leading Indian corporate & multinational business houses. Apart from the reputed hotels like Nirula, Shipra Hotel, Savvoy & Raddisson there are also a host of restaurants like McDonald, Domino Pizza,Subway, Pizza Hut, Bamboo Shoots,Haveli, Purani Dilli, Kebab Factory, Ice-cube, Ruby’s Tuesday, Barista coffee shop etc. serving a wide variety of haute cuisine suiting everyone’s cluinary taste
NOIDA city center is being developed on a 99 hectre plot. The city center will have boundless facilities within viz. big offices of trade and commerce, cultural centers, service industries, five star hotels, international standard restaurants, whole sale outlets, multiplex, center for socio- cultural activities, government/semi-government offices, public facilities, residential blocks & residence cum work centers, and premises for informal/unorganised sectors. On completion, the city center is expected to give a face lift- a new identity to NOIDA in the socio-economic, cultural trade and commercial area.
NOIDA has given topmost priority to the development of Educational Institutions. The leading schools viz. Amity International, Apeejay, Army Public School, D.P.S, Khaitan, Cambridge, Somerville etc. are providing school level education facilities to not only the children of NOIDA residents, but also to residents of Delhi. The number of higher Educational, Management and Technical Institutions also abounds in Delhi. To name a few are NIIT, ITP, Infosys Computer Education Centre, V.V.Giri Labour Institute, J.S.S Engineering College, Women’s Polytechnic, Amity Business School, Amity School of Information Technology, Amity Institute of Biotechnology. Leading Management Institutions like IIM is also making NOIDA one of its centres of operation
Many Public Sector Undertakings and other Organisations have also made Noida their homes. NTPC, Birla Research Institute, IBP, GAIL, KRIBHCO, PPCL, NFL, FCI, HUDCO, ICMR, BHEL, PDIL, IOC, BP, NIL, FDDI, ER&DI etc. are to name a few
An Ideal Industrial Area
Last year Noida has earmarked 7,10,000 sq.mtr. land for different Industries. There are 6014 manufacturing units here. With an investment of about 12710 crore rupees, these industries provide employment to over 94736 people. To help establish industries, many industry-friendly simplified measures have been introduced. As a result, now building plans conforming to by-laws need not wait for approval for commencement of construction. Non-interested entrepreneurs can exercise the option of post-allotment “surrender without tears”. The requirement of seeking permission for mortgaging” fully paid” industrial plots, have been done away with. At the time of transfer of industrial property, the requirement of getting clearance certificate from other departments of the UP Government has been removed.
The NOIDA Software Technology Park (STP) ranks second in the country in terms of export turnover and the Infotech Park (ITP) on 100 acres of land with state-of-the-art infrastructure, housing about 152-200 units make NOIDA the epicenter of IT Revolution.
NOIDA Export Processing Zone (NEPZ), a 100% export oriented unit and the only land locked export processing zone in the country, housing industries like Electronics, Textiles, Engineering, Computer Software, etc. recorded a turnover of Rs. 846.20 Crores in the current year
Realising NOIDA’s potential, many reputed industrial houses both at home and abroad have made NOIDA the pivot of their operations. M/s Motwane Laboratories, America (Known for their reputed medicines) have been alloted 300 acres of land out of which 100 acres will be utilised by for establishing a bio-tech university. This will be the first bio-tech university of Asia which will give a new lease of life to the bio-tech students of our country.
Noida Planning – after acquiring 385 acres of land, has acquired and developed over 5888 hectares of land until now.
NOIDA after acquiring 385 acres of land, has acquired and developed over 5888 hectares of land until now. During the current year, 3 residential sectors and 2 industrial sectors have been developed. In the decade ahead, 3400 hectares of land will be acquired and developed, out of which 430 hectares have been earmarked for residential, 620 hectares for commercial, 650 hectares of industrial and 200 hectares for institutional purposes. Another 300 hectares of land have been earmarked for development of recreational purposes which will include entertainment park and centre for musical & cultural activites. 125 hectares of land will be utilised for creation of road transport facilities including bus terminal.
The Villages of Noida
NOIDA has also paid equal importance & attention to the development of villages in Noida. This is because the authority considers these villages as the mainstreams of a developing society. In the 31 village panchayats of NOIDA, there are 81 villages out of which 64 are devloped. The residents of the cluster of these villages located in the different parts of the present city once formed the owners of the farm land acquired by NOIDA for it’s developmental activities. Many steps have been taken for the development of these villages and for the welfare of the residents, which include construction of roads, schools, community centre, panchayat houses & provision for water supply, sewerage. Plans have been drawn up to provide the above facilities to all 81 villages in NOIDA in a planned & phased manner. As of now, 31 schools and 10 community centeres have already been constructed. Every year, the authority spends an amount of Rs. 10 Crores in association with the villages for carrying out the above mentioned developmental activities.
Steps have also been initiated for sustaining earning capacity of these villagers for providing them with commercial plotsfor shops etc. in the adjoining acquired areas of these villages. This step is expected to bring in the much desired economic stability & happiness to these village households as it will enhance thier earnings. To begin with, this scheme is now being introduced in 5-6 villages of NOIDA
To light up Noida’s skyline, International Recreational Park Ltd. has been allotted a 140-acre plot in Sector 38A to develop an amusement park without parallel. As much as 119 acres will be dedicated to theme amusement and entertainment. This will comprise: Fantasy World (covering approximately 47.03 acres), Bollywood Film Park (13.17), Entertainment Village and World (22.4), Water World (13.58) and parking (11.2). The remaining 21 acres will be dedicated to commercial facilities supportive of the park.
Noida Habitatat Centre
As Noida is a flourishing area of the National Capital Region, it has been decided to establish the Noida Habitat/Convention Centre (NHC) for societal, cultural and intellectual development at the national and international levels. Its objective will be to awaken and promote the environment of society’s intellectual activities. Keeping the convenience of all the residents, industrialists, businessmen and traders of the city in mind, the NHC will run several cultural programmes and intellectual seminars. The Centre will house a high-level library and world-class auditorium, conference and banquet hall as well as club facilities, restaurant, fitness centre, yoga and de-stress centre, amenities for sports and leisure, service apartments/rooms, utility store, food court, mini-audo/movie theatre, function hall, training room/classroom, swimming pool, exhibition hall, art gallery and business centre. On its 15-acre site, the NHC will promote all-round progress in the area and become a major attraction of the city.