April 20: The buzz in Noida, Ghaziabad and Gurugram
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April 20: The buzz in Noida, Ghaziabad and Gurugram

Bikes overtake cars in Odd-even season; GDA allocates Rs 1,500 crore for infra projects; Huda to apply for fresh permission to fell trees… Here are the top eight updates for Noida, Ghaziabad and Gurugram.

April 20: The buzz in Noida, Ghaziabad and Gurugram

Here are City Spidey's top eight picks from the National Capital Region (NCR):


Odd-even push to bikes: The second round of odd-even drive in Delhi saw 1 per cent rise in the number of two-wheelers and 6 per cent drop in cars on the DND Flyway. The Noida Toll Bridge Company Ltd (NTBCL), that operates the flyway, said the number of bikes on DND have increased by 264, while cars have dropped by 5,544.

Sop to defaulting land allottees: The Noida Authority has initiated a scheme to offer easier rescheduled payment plans to defaulting land allottees. The defaulters owe the authority nearly Rs 15,000 crore in dues. The two other Gautam Budh Nagar authorities have also extended similar concessions to land allottees. The total land dues for the three authorities is Rs 24,000 crore.

Dust havoc in the city: Concerned over rising levels of dust pollution in the city due to various ongoing construction work, the RWA federation approached the Noida Authority with a request for immediate steps curb the menace. In a letter to the authority, the RWA body highlighted cases of eye irritations and other allergies among residents due to the dust emanating from construction sites.


No jurisdiction to extinguish fire: It is a classic case of the lackadaisical approach of our police. A garbage dump, right in front of a police post in Indirapuram, has been burning for the last 10 days. But the police personnel did not come forward to extinguish the fire simply because the area does not come under their jurisdiction. Even a complaint by a concerned resident, Alok Kumar, failed to stir the cops.

GDA allocation for infra projects: In its budget estimate for financial year 2016-17, the Ghaziabad Development Authority has set aside Rs 1,500 crore for infrastructure development projects. The board of GDA approved the budget estimate in a meeting held on Tuesday. The GDA’s total revenue during 2016-17 is expected to be at Rs 2,056.80 crore, while expenditure is pegged at Rs 2,370.10 crore.

Metro link to Indirapuram: The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) cleared the decks for a Metro station in Indirapuram on Tuesday as part of the extension of the Blue Line from Noida City Centre through Sector 62. So far, Vaishali is the nearest link to Delhi Metro. The location of the next station will be either near the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) camp or Shipra Sun City. GDA will soon approach the DMRC for a feasibility study of the proposed project.


Parents move court against school: Parents of 12 children studying Shalom Hills International School have filed a case against the school in the district court. They alleged that apart from arbitrarily hiking the fee, the school is forcing them to buy uniforms, books and stationary from its own shops. Under rules 158 and 160 of Haryana School Education Act, 1995, schools cannot charge anything extra, other than what is mentioned in Form VI they have submitted to the state director of education. The parents accused the school of violating this rule.

Quest for tree felling permission: Huda is planning to apply for a fresh permission from the Forest Department to cut trees to widen Sector 17-18 Road. The widening works on Sector 17-18 Road were shelved after the Forest Department revoked its permission to cut 256 trees on the stretch.  This time, Huda seeks to assure the department that it will fulfill its criterion of planting 10 times the number of trees that will be felled.