Over the years, Noida has transformed from an underdeveloped area in the outskirts of Delhi with sparse population to a real estate hub now. Industries, commercial enterprises, residential structures have come up in the past decade.
Now, the state government is aiming high. The government of Uttar Pradesh is keen to see Noida go beyond the title of real estate hub, and emerge as an industrial town with a job market as steady as that of India’s IT capital Bengaluru. Here are 5 big developments that you may see taking shape in Noida soon:
Focus on industries
The state government wants to develop Noida as an industrial town. Projects worth Rs 60,000 crore have already been seeded across the state and an investors’ summit slated for December last year will also set the momentum. As of now, the concerned department has been reviewing the status of infrastructure projects in the city. Big names such as Vivo, Paytm, Haier and Kent have also set up new industrial units in Noida or have expanded their operations.
Given the burgeoning population, the civic resources and air quality is under stress. Authorities are now working towards making Noida a dust-free zone. Sanitation is also being looked into. A noted development has been shifting the dumping ground from Sector 123 on residents’ demand.
No outages by 2019
Although plans to make Noida a no-outage zone has been for years on the anvil, long power outages still worry residents living here. However, sources say that these outages are caused by snags and not by lack of supply. By 2019, Noida and Ghaziabad may become ‘no-tripping’ zones. Another ambitious plan is to set up police stations dedicated to track power theft.
While several apps have already been introduced for the convenience of people, dedicated stations to check power theft will come up within three months.
Anti-squatter drive gains speed
Given the popularity of this micro-market, encroachments in terms of kiosks and hand-carts, counter-tables of roadside food outlets have spurted in large numbers. In an anti-squatter drive undertaken recently, these encroachments that take up pedestrian and parking space were removed.
The Metro link
By January 2019, the Noida-Greater Noida Metro link may get operational. The 27-km Aqua Line would further boost Noida’s connectivity with other areas of the region.