NOIDA: It has been proposed that Noida city be divided into four zones with a zonal office each to deal with public issues. Saumya Srivastava, deputy CEO, Noida Authority, told TOI that Authority officials were directed to make a formal proposal for the zones next week at a meeting held at the Authority office by Sanjay Agarwal, UP principal secretary (industrial development) and chairman of the three development Authorities of Gautam Budh Nagar, with senior officials of the three areas on Monday.
The meeting was held in the run-up to a crucial meeting to be held with Deepak Singhal, UP chief secretary, on Tuesday.
Speaking to TOI, officials of Noida and Greater Noida said that the focus of the meeting was improvement of civic amenities and traffic management issues being faced in both cities.
“The meeting was divided into four parts,” said Deepak Agarwal, CEO of Greater Noida Industrial development Authority (GNIDA). “Public-related issues connected with civic amenities; traffic management; pending projects affecting the citizens; and the financial position of the three Authorities were discussed at length,” he said. “The aim was to thrash out the problems and find solutions so that the cities of Noida and Greater Noida become comfortable zones for residents as well as people who work here,” he said.
Noida DCEO Srivastava said a joint team has been formed to deal with traffic-related issues. “This team will consist of officials from the district administration, the police and the Authorities,” he said. “They will visit the bottlenecks identified in Noida (23 choke points) and in Greater Noida (three choke points),” the DCEO said.
Chairman Sanjay Agarwal on Monday directed that pending projects of all the three areas be expedited. Those getting delayed and affecting the daily lives of the public need to be taken up on a priority basis, Sanjay Agarwal said. These projects include the underground car parking in Sector 95 in Noida to be readied by December 31, 2016; Model Town underpass at NH-24 be readied by Diwali; Noida’s first elevated road to be completed by October 15; Rajkiya Nirman Nigam to be issued a show-cause notice for slow work on the district hospital in Sector 39; and Sector 18 multi-level car parking to be completed by October 30. He said the exit policy and vending policy would be finalised without delay.
The Authorities’ chairman also discussed in detail the financial position of the three Authorities. “We discussed how to tide over tough times being faced especially owing to the huge outstanding dues of property owners,” said GNIDA’s Deepak Agarwal.
N P Singh, Gautam Budh Nagar district magistrate, Dharmendra Singh, SSP, Santosh Yadav, NMRC managing director, and other senior officials of Noida, Greater Noida and YEIDA were present at the meeting.