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FONRWA wants jobs for land from Ramdev; Ghaziabad to cut circle rates; ammo fire scare in Gurgaon… Here are the top eight updates for Noida, Ghaziabad and Gurgaon.

Vignettes from Noida, Ghaziabad and Gurgaon

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FONRWA puts a rider on land for Ramdev: As yoga guru Ramdev's aide Acharya Balkrishna scouts for land on Yamuna expressway for Patanjali Ayurved, the Federation of Noida Resident Welfare Associations (FONRWA) wants a rider on any land deal. It said the land should be given only on condition that the project promises jobs for local youth. Balkrishna is looking forward to set up a manufacturing facility, ayurveda university, medicity and yogpeeth complete with a naturopathy treatment and research centre in Noida.

Ransom note wrapped around live cartridge: A Noida based businessman, Manoj Bhati, received a ransom note wrapped around a live cartridge demanding Rs 5 lakh on Tuesday morning. A member of the Sunder Bhati gang came at the office of his company, Hariom Steel in Mamura village on a bike and threw the note and cartridge on the premises. The incident that has been captured on the CCTV camera was reported to Phase II police station.

Ray of hope for Sec 107 housing projects: Here is good news for 5,000 homebuyers who invested in residential projects in Sector 107. The trust that had challenged the acquisition of land for the projects has agreed to a settlement. It sought an enhanced compensation of 64.7 per cent and alternative land for farmers. Sector 107 falls under the 225 hectares of land in Sallarpur village, work on which was stalled due to the legal hurdle for the past five years ago.

Ultimatum to Ansal’s over encroachment: The Noida Authority has issued an ultimatum to Ansal's Fortune Arcade. The authority has given a week’s time to the developer to remove its encroachments on common areas in Sector 18 on its own, failing which the authority will demolish them. The authority has taken the step in the wake of repeated complaints from Ansal's Fortune Arcade Owners Welfare Association (AFAOWA).


Decks cleared for over 100 water ATMs: Ghaziabad will soon have more than 100 water ATMs. The Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation (GMC) has completed formalities for the project. The ATMs will provide safe and clean drinking water to residents at public places. Nine private firms came forward to undertake the project. The firms will set up the equipment and the corporation will supply water for the ATMs.

Circle rates may be scaled down: The Ghaziabad district administration has started revising circle rates of properties for 2016-17 with an aim to minimise the rates. Circle rate is the minimum value at which the second sale or transfer of a property takes place. Since 2013, the rates are increased every year from August 1. This time around, there is pressure to reduce the rates in view of the slump in the real estate market.


Kanshi Ram’s statue vandalised: A statue of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) founder Kanshi Ram was vandalised by some unidentified miscreants on Ambedkar Bhawan premises in Gurgaon’s Sector 4 area on Tuesday. While the police have booked nine persons for the incident, only two are identified by name in its FIR. CCTV footage of the incident shows four masked men entering the premises. While one of them was vandalising the statue with a sledge hammer, three others were guarding the gate.

Pulgaon ammo fire sends panic in the city: The fire in the Army depot in Pulgaon, Maharashtra on Monday night that resulted in 19 deaths has sent panic among people living in colonies surrounding the Indian Air Force ammunition depot in Gurgaon. Since the dopot is located in the middle of the city and its restricted zone has been heavily encroached, they fear a fire of such magnitude could wreak far more havoc here.