Vignettes from Noida, Greater Noida and Gurgaon
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Vignettes from Noida, Greater Noida and Gurgaon

Fire in Vaishali flat; Noida rentals go down; agitated students lock varsity campus gates… Here are the top nine updates for Noida, Greater Noida and Gurgaon.

Vignettes from Noida, Greater Noida and Gurgaon

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

Fire in Vaishali flat, boy injured: A 14-year-old boy sustained burns in a fire that broke out in the flat of an apartment in Sector 5 of Vaishali. Luckily no casualty was reported in the incident that took place around 3 pm on Tuesday. Two fire tenders deployed to extinguish the fire took more than two hours to bring it under control. Fire officials cited gas cylinder burst in the kitchen of the flat as cause of the blaze.

Three booked for Raj Nagar fire: Three days after the death of five Inidamart employees in the fire at a Raj Nagar building, police lodged two FIRs at Kavi Nagar police station. Officials of Indiamart, building owner and his son, who runs a property consultancy office on the first floor, where the fire started, were named in the FIRs for causing death by negligence and cheating.

Commercial licences for LMVs up for grabs: The process of issuing licence to owners of light motor vehicles (LMVs) in the commercial category has resumed. The Transport Department had to suspend the process last month in the wake of a technical glitch in the software that helps process the licenses. On an average, 150-300 LMV owners apply for a commercial license every day.

VIP vehicle numbers go under hammer online: Want VIP vehicle registration number? Log on to to get one through online auction. The UP Transport Department has given a go-ahead for an e-auction for allotments from next month. The base prices for booking the numbers online will be the same as the four categories of numbers that are available right now between the prices of Rs 3,000 and 15,000.

Noida apartment rentals on downslide: According to a survey, Noida apartment owners have reduced rental rates by 3 to 7 per cent in the past one year. Conducted by Colliers International, India, the study, titled Residential Property Research and Forecast Report, observed that Noida could be experiencing a temporary phase of low cost living.

Greater Noida

12-year-old raped in Banjharpur village: Dankaur police station registered a case of rape against two youths on the testimony of a 12-year-old girl. The victim told the police that the duo, identified as Raman, 21, and Kapil, 22, assaulted her in Banjharpur village on Monday night. She said she was on her way to a grocery store near her home when the two youths caught hold of her. Both the accused are absconding.


Barred from exams, students lock campus gates: Over 150 agitated students locked the gates of KR Mangalam University campus at Sohna Road on Tuesday in protest against the university authorities. The students employed this unique way of protest to highlight their predicament at being barred from taking exams. They alleged that the university is harassing them to make a fast buck on the “false” pretext of inadequate attendance.

Alternative plan to rehabilitate e-way oustees: Those displaced by the construction of Dwarka Expressway have, at last, something to cheer about. Their wait may end soon as Huda is planning to allot them plots in Sector 37C and other developed pockets. Around 400 residents of New Palam Vihar, whose houses are coming in the way of the e-way, were originally planned to be rehabilitated in Sector 110A. But since development of the sector faces land acquisition hurdles, the urban body is contemplating on shifting them to an alternative location.

Seven-year-old accident victim dies: Hit by a speeding car last week, a seven-year-old girl succumbed to her injuries on Wednesday. The Class III student of Ryan International School was in coma at the intensive care unit (ICU) of Medanta - The Medicity after the May 9 accident. Daughter of Wipro executive Pankaj Juneja, Jiya, met with the accident as result of “negligence” on the part of the driver of her school bus, who allegedly dropped her on the wrong side of the road. Her death is a reflection on the violation of safety norms by schools.