Vignettes from Noida and Gurgaon

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Vignettes from Noida and Gurgaon

Exit plan sought for homebuyers; cabbies threaten to block Flyway again; early summer break for schools… Here are the top six updates from Noida and Gurgaon.

Vignettes from Noida and Gurgaon

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

Noida

Exit plan sought from builders: As various housing projects in Sector 107 are pending in the Supreme Court, the Noida Authority has asked their builders to formulate an exit plan for the buyers so that they can withdraw their investments. May 25 has been set as deadline for submission of the plan when the authority will hold a meeting with buyers and builders again.

Another blockade looms over flyway: Drivers of petrol and diesel taxis with All India Tourist Permit (AITP) have issued an ultimatum to authorities. They threatened to organise a dharna on DND Flyway once again if they are not allowed to ply in Delhi-NCR till their permits expire. These drivers were associated with Ola and Uber. They had to go off road following Supreme Court order banning petrol and diesel taxis in NCR.

Another blow to hospitality project: Four of the 25 hospitality companies allotted land in 2006 have shelved their hotel projects for the city. The four companies, East Coast Star Hotel Pvt Ltd, Clarksons Hotels Pvt Ltd, Somap Hotels Pvt Ltd and Minor Hotels Pvt Ltd, were to build five-star hotels in Sectors 97 and 98.  Earlier in 2011, seven hotels had pulled out from the city. The allotment of land was mired in a legal battle over the rates for a long time.

Techie, auto driver crushed: An IT employee and an auto driver were crushed in a fatal road accident on Thursday morning in Sector 44. While 27-year-old Pragya Singh died with the auto driver when the auto she was travelling in got squashed between a school bus and private bus, her colleague, Navita Verma, was admitted to the ICU ward of Kailash Hospital with critical injuries. Three Marigold Public School students travelling in the school bus were also injured.

Gurgaon

Early summer break likely for Schools: After Delhi, children in Gurgaon too are in for early summer vacation. Like Delhi Government, the Haryana authorities too are contemplating on issuing an advisory to the schools to close down early this year in view of the rising heat. Both private and government schools have welcomed the concern for the school children.

Water crisis defies logic: With the summer peaking many areas in the city have come under the grip of water crisis. After Sectors 50 and 51. Sectors 45 to 48, 56 and 57 are reeling under acute water shortage. While Huda is blaming it on voltage fluctuation at Chandu Budhera treatment plant, the plant, in fact, is running with full capacity of 25 MGD (million gallons per day).