In Noida extension land buyers woes know no end. The Allahabad court quashed acquisition of about 600 hectares of land in village Patwari. Almost 20,000 buyers have been affected. But the damage caused is huge. The court deferred its hearing on a petition till July 26 challenging the acquisition of 466 hectares of land in Roza-Yaqoobpur village.
The GNIDA will have to dig up two important inter-city road links and make the stretch fit for cultivation. The authority will not be able to build its Metro line from Noida to Greater Noida via Noida extension. The CEO Rama Raman, GNIDA, confirmed the undoing of the road links and shelving of Metro project.
GNIDA has so far spent INR 1500 crore in Noida extension in terms of development to its infrastructure. The common catchphrase is, when roads have to be dug up and returned then why build one? The Deputy CEO Akhilesh Singh of GNIDA said, 70% work on Greater Noida – Noida road which is 130mtr wide and 28 Km long is over. The link was even operational in patches. But since it passes through Shahberi, Patwari and some other villages, so this road might have to be returned to the farmers in the form of agricultural field. Similarly, the Greater Noida – Ghaziabad road which stretches 60mtr wide, 22 Km long will have to be undone as its land also falls within the affected areas of Noida Extension.