The residents were struggling with lack of connectivity to Greater Noida in last 10 years.
In a big relief to over 50,000 residents of Crossings Republik, a road will soon be constructed to connect the township to Greater Noida. The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) has inked an agreement with the farmers to acquire land for the road.
The entire stretch of the proposed road belongs to three farmers. Initially they were reluctant to part with the land. However, VN Singh, chief engineer, GDA informed that they, later, relented and agreed to give up their land for the road.
Singh said earlier the proposed rate for land acquisition was not acceptable to the trio. “Now, all the three farmers have agreed to the proposed rate and hence the deal,” Singh added.
The succour came to the residents after grappled with commuting woes for the last 10 years in the absence of road connectivity to Greater Noida. They used to take alternative routes to reach their destination. They had no option but to take a narrow approach road cutting through Rishpal Garhi Village.
“The next step would be to select an agency to compensate the farmers for their land,” said Sushil Kumar Chaubey, officer on special duty with the GDA.
“We will identify who will compensate the farmers for their land. It can be either the GDA or the Crossings Infrastructure Pvt Ltd. Following this, a committee headed by district magistrate (DM) of Ghaziabad finalise the rate,” Chaubey said.