March 14: The buzz in Noida and Gurgaon
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March 14: The buzz in Noida and Gurgaon

New checkpost for twin cities; landfill site earmarked; downpour damages standing crop… Here are top five news updates for Noida and Gurgaon.

March 14: The buzz in Noida and Gurgaon

Here are City Spidey's top five picks from Noida and Gurgaon:

New checkposts: The Noida Police has decided to open 15 new police checkposts at different locations of the city under five police stations. The decision has come in the wake of growing demand for enhanced security for residents. At present, there are about 45 police checkposts in Noida.

Landfill site: Noida and Greater Noida is set to get a 145-acre landfill site with a capacity to take nearly 900 tonnes of waste on a daily basis. The site is located in Austauli village near Dankaur in Greater Noida. If the deal is finalised, tenders for the project will be floated this month and the site will be ready for use by the end of this year.

Hail havoc: Untimely downpour and hail have cut short Gautam Budh Nagar farmers’ joy over pro-agriculture Union Budget. It has caused immense damage to the Rabi crop. With almost half their wheat crop destroyed, the farmers are looking for succour from the state and the Centre.

Cam vigil: The Regional Transport Authority (RTA) has disclosed that as per its data only 363 of 1,800-odd school buses in Gurgaon have installed surveillance cameras. The Punjab and Haryana High Court, in 2012, had ordered all schools in the state to install surveillance cameras in their buses.

Whither groundwater: Haryana's Pollution Control Board suspects that builders in Gurgaon are indulging in illegal extraction of groundwater for construction sites. These construction sites consume six to eight million gallons of water every day. The board urged the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to crack down on the erring builders.