Here are City Spidey's top six picks from Noida, Greater Noida and Gurgaon:
Dateline Noida and Greater Noida
Alert against illegal properties: The UP Stamp and Registration Department has cautioned against massive fraud in registration of properties in Noida and Greater Noida. With no provision in the law to verify the legality of a property, it said, even a footpath or a jail can be registered in somebody’s name. The department has, however, abdicated its responsibility to stop this as checking the legality of the property does not come under its jurisdiction.
Flat registration spree: The Uttar Pradesh Stamps and Registration Department is running against time to meet March 31 deadline on flat registration. It wants to register as many flats as possible before April 31, when the stamp duty hike comes into effect. Towards this end, it will work on all the remaining days of the month, except March 24 holiday for Holi.
Smugglers send excise men to hospital: Liquor smugglers thrashed a raiding team of excise team and damaged their vehicle in Sector 9, Noida, on Sunday evening. Two injured members of the team were to be hospitalised after the incident. Police have taken four persons in custody and launched a manhunt to nab the other culprits.
MCG takeover sought: Residents of Ward 30 urged the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) to take over maintenance responsibilities of their ward from RWAs. Sector 46, 47, 51, 57 and Malibu Towne, Mayfield Garden and Sushant Lok 2 and 3 come under the ward 30. The residents’ grouse is that they are deprived of basic civic amenities even after paying property tax and maintenance charges.
Developers in the dock: It is a well-known fact that builders in Gurgaon routinely use groundwater at construction sites flouting National Green Tribunal (NGT) directions. The Department of Town and Country Planning (DTCP) has issued notices to three developers in this regard. The DTCP has taken cognizance of the offence after Huda found receipts of treated sewage water submitted by some developers were fake.
Ultimatum over water pollution: The Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) issued a 15-day ultimatum to DMRC over water pollution. It asked the corporation to either take steps to check pollution from waste water discharged by the food court at Huda City Centre Metro station or shut it.