Noida: A group of active citizens from Noida raised objections against the proposal of amending building byelaws 2010 and Noida Master Plan 2031 for increasing floor area ratio (FAR) of industrial plots and mixed use of integrated townships.
The objections were raised during a joint meeting between officers and residents of Noida held on Tuesday. Shailendra Baranwal, president of Bharat Jagruk Nagrik Sangathan, who is also resident of Noida said that he has opposed the proposal of amending building byelaws for increasing FAR of industrial plots and mixed use of integrated townships.
He argued that whatever plot areas available in the city for industrial uses have not been developed till date. That's why increasing FAR would not be appropriate, he added.
Further, he argued that the city's infrastructures are not well developed and that it can accomodate load in case the FAR is increased. He said that lakhs of old vehicles are in operation that have been causing pollution and emanating toxic gases, which is harmful for human health.
Vikrant Tongad, an environmental activist and resident of the district said that the vertical garden installed on the walls of Agrasen flyover road in the city have been removed, despite they were installed for absorbing particles to reduce the pollution level in the city.
He said that the areas for transportation and industries have allegedly been reduced in the master plan 2031 while the residential areas have been increased. Due to this, issues like frequent traffic jams on different routes, insufficient car parking spaces, pollution, water logging are being witnessed.
He suggested that the areas for transport should be increased in master plan 2031 and already available plots for industries should be developed. If this is done, issues of lack of parking space for cars, taxi stands and stand for public transport can be solved.
He also suggested that sufficient numbers of sapling should each year be planted in the city to increase the green cover and save the environment.
Nisha Rai, another resident of Noida said that activities other than selling essential items, opening of creches for children, private tuition centres, and small salon and beauty centre, should not be allowed in residential areas.