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Noida announces budget of Rs 4,350 crore; new elevated road to be constructed

Posted: Apr 26, 2018     By Avishek Dubey

The Noida authority on Thursday announced a budget of Rs 4,350 crore for 2018-19 which is staggering Rs 3,720 crore less than the last year’s allocation of Rs 8,070 crore.

The drastic reduction in the budget was announced by Alok Tandon who was chairman and chief executive officer of the 194th board meeting.

The budget allocation has been decreasing in the last three years. It was Rs 9,024 crore in 2016-17. The budget of 2017-18 saw a decrease of Rs 954 crore to Rs 8,070 crore.

The decision to reduce budget might have been influenced by the curtailed spending in last two years.

While Rs 3,900 crore was spent in 2016-17 against the allocated Rs 9,024 crore in 2016-17, only Rs 3,500 crore was spent against the allocated Rs 8,070 crore in 2017-18.

On the other hand, the Noida authority has increased the one-time lease rent by 15 per cent. This new lease rent will be applied on August 1, 2018. Before this date, the applicant can deposit their lease rent at the previous rate which is 11 per cent.

Among the other announcements, the Noida authority will construct an elevated road over Shahdara drain starting from the Chilla regulator near Sector-14A to the master plan road-III near Mahamaya flyover.

The length of this elevated road will be 5.54 km and the cost to build this elevated road is Rs 650 crore.

“Once complete, the elevated road will serve as a dedicated fast-access, a signal-free corridor for vehicles moving between Noida and Kalindi Kunj. It will reduce the travel time between Delhi and Noida significantly. The road will be constructed on stilts and each of the carriageways will be of three lanes on either side,” an official of Noida authority said.

Commercial land (non IT/ITES) can be rented out to two tenants from 500 sqm to 2,000 sqm. After the first 2000 sqm, land can be rented out to only one tenant per 500 sqm.

The Noida authority also set the guidelines for the paying guest policy. On this policy, the authority will take feedback from the residents. After that, Noida authority will implement the new policy soon.

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