The buzz in Noida, Ghaziabad and Gurgaon
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The buzz in Noida, Ghaziabad and Gurgaon

Noida wives contribute to save-sparrow cause; green signal for flyover at Raj Nagar Crossing; Gurgaon alert… Here are the top six updates for Noida, Ghaziabad and Gurgaon.

The buzz in Noida, Ghaziabad and Gurgaon

Here are City Spidey's top six picks from Noida, Ghaziabad and Gurgaon:

MLA meets Noida Authority chairman: Noida MLA Vimla Batham spoke to Noida Authority about the grievances of homebuyers against builders, and other resident issues. She had led a delegation of more than 100 residents to the Authority chairman, Rama Raman, on Thursday. During the meeting, she said stamp duty hike is unacceptable to homebuyers, as Noida land is on lease hold, not freehold.

Noida wives team up for a cause: Led by Pratibha Raman, wife of Noida chairperson Rama Raman, wives of senior bureaucrats in Noida are spearheading the cause of sparrow 'nest boxes' in the city. They were instrumental in distribution and installation of 100 such boxes on Thursday, ahead of World Sparrow Day on March 20.

Chinese coaches for Noida Metro: Metro coaches for the Noida-Greater Noida track will come from China. Delhi Metro has signed a Rs 800-crore deal with CRRC Nanjing Corporation Limited, a Chinese state-owned rolling stock manufacturer, to this effect, on Thursday. CRRC will supply 76 coaches for the 29-km Metro corridor by May 2017.

GDA nod to flyover for Raj Nagar Crossing: A flyover can finally ease traffic at Raj Nagar Extension Crossing. The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) has cleared the proposal for construction of a four-lane flyover at the busy crossing. Commuters find it difficult to negotiate the stretch, especially during peak hours, due to massive traffic snarls. The GDA wrote to the UP State Bridge Corporation to prepare a report for the project.

Gurgaon alert over fresh stir threat: District administration has enforced Section 144 in Gurgaon and appointed duty magistrates apprehending fresh quota stir by Jats. However, Gurgaon Police is not content with the measures. They lamented that they are not equipped with drone cameras which could have been of immense help in dealing with any emergency during violent protests. Last month, violence and mayhem swept across Haryana in the wake of Jat agitation.

Rift over Gurgaon NCZs resolved: The Gurgaon administration has agreed to incorporate wastelands in the Aravali foothills and paleo-channels in natural conservation zones (NCZ) area. Earlier, the forest department had strongly protested against the exclusion of these areas from the NCZs. It described the Aravali foothills and paleo-channels as integral part of the NCZ ecosystem.