NCR Water Needs: Himalaya to Quench Thirst

हिमालय ही बुझाएगा एनसीआर की प्यास

Thursday, January 19, 2012  

भविष्य में भागीरथ्‍ाी के सहारे चलेगी करोड़ाें की जिंदगी
दिल्ली-एनसीआर के पीने को पहाड़ से लाना पड़ेगा पूरा पानी
2021 में यहां होगी 25 हजार एमएलडी पानी की जरूरत
एनसीआर प्लानिंग बोर्ड ने दिखाई राह
गंगा किनारे गढ़ और बुलंदशहर में लगाने होंगे वाटर प्लांट

गाजियाबाद। अभी से बूंद-बूंद पानी को तरसते दिल्ली-एनसीआर में जब बीस बरस बाद भीषण जल संकट गहराएगा, तब बुरे वक्त में अपना हिमालय ही काम आएगा। विशेषज्ञों ने भागीरथी-गंगा का तीन गुना ज्यादा पानी लाकर राष्ट्रीय राजधानी क्षेत्र की प्यास बुझाने की राह सुझाई है। एनसीआर प्लानिंग बोर्ड (एनपीबी) ने मिशन 2021-31 में टिहरी बांध को दिल्ली-एनसीआर की ‘लाइफ लाइन’ बताया है।
एनपीबी की रिपोर्ट के मुताबिक, जनसंख्या विस्फोट के चलते अगले दस साल में दिल्ली-एनसीआर की जल जरूरत तीन गुना बढ़ जाएगी। 2021 में यहां पीने के लिए करीब 12 हजार एमएलडी पानी की दरकार होगी तो उद्योगों के लिए भी इतना ही पानी जरूरी होगा। हालात खराब इसलिए होंगे, क्योंकि यहां मांग के मुकाबले भूजल उपलब्धता एक चौथाई से भी कम रह जाएगी। हालात भांपकर प्लानिंग बोर्ड ने अभी से केन्द्र और राज्य सरकारों से तुरंत वैकल्पिक जल इंतजामों में जुटने की सिफारिश की है। इसका ब्लूप्रिंट भी सरकार को भेजा जा चुका है।
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Botanical Garden-Kalindi Kunj-Janakpuri West: DMRC Ph 3 Metro



Delhi Metro Phase 1 & 2 and proposed Ph 3 Network (incl KalindiKunj-Botonical Garden Ext)

Noida-IGI-Airport-Connectivity (Botanical Graden-Kalindi-Kunj Metro)

Noida-To-Gurgaon-in-45-Minutes- Delhi Metro Ph 3


Noida-Botanical-Garden to Have 2 Metro Station-New-Metro



Airport Express halts, phase III takes off

Dec 31, 2012, 01.54 AM IST

For Delhiites, the year 2012 brought the possibility of a wider public transport network closer to reality with phase III of Delhi Metro getting off the ground. The third phase, which will cover an additional 108km of Delhi, will introduce two new corridors – Mukundpur to Shiv Vihar and Janakpuri (West) to Botanical Garden – besides extending the Central Secretariat line to Kashmere Gate.

The year saw the closure of Delhi's celebrated Airport Metro Express. Launched in February 2011, the line closed amid safety concerns due to construction failures. The high-speed line, which connected the airport to the heart of the city, was discontinued after structural defects were found in the bearings, forcing trains to run at a low speed.

The project, which – being the first PPP project – had been under intense scrutiny, was mired in controversy with DMRC and concessionaire Reliance Infrastructure blaming each other. On July 8, the line was shut for repairs.

Mid-way through the repair, the concessionaire threatened to pull out, with the matter going to arbitration. The line, awaiting clearance from the commissioner of Metro railway safety, looks unlikely to resume operations soon.

Commuters still had reason to cheer after Delhi Metro announced augmentation of its last-mile connectivity with addition of almost 600 feeder buses into its network. However, the project has been delayed with DMRC yet to decide a schedule for the launch. The service, which may add to the Metro's ridership, has been shuttling between the vendor and DMRC. While Delhi Metro claims the vendor has been chosen, the vendor says vehicles are not available as per specifications.

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Real Estate 2012: Predictions & Outlook

ET: Why the property prices never fell in cities

Hot Indian property destinations for NRIs in 2012

Deepa Venkatraghvan Dec 23, 2011, 08.20PM IST

The Non Resident Indian (NRI) might as well remember 2011 as the year of the 'lazy investor'. For NRIs have gained 18% since August 2011, simply by remitting money to India; no effort at all. But as we approach 2012, NRIs must take stock of how best to use their remittances. The traditional favorite has always been real estate. But in this volatile market, how great an investment is it? Is this a good time to buy property in India? What kind of property is a good bet? Let's try to find answers.

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Mumbai vs Delhi: Which is better city?

Planned cities: Why Delhi is hotter property than Mumbai

by Sunainaa Chadha Jul 2, 2012

Despite the global economic slowdown, strong demand from the IT space as against financial services has helped NCR (National Capital Region) overtake Mumbai as the largest commercial market in India with nearly 85 million (8.5 crore) square feet of office space under operation, of which Gurgaon and Noida have contributed nearly 89 percent  of the upcoming office supply, a latest report by property research firm Knight Frank pointed out.

So what is it that makes Delhi more attractive than Mumbai for corporates?

Improved infrastructure, open spaces, good transport connection, low-cost housing , a metropolitan lifestyle in areas around offices and cheaper land.

Good infra and connectivity key to rise in office absorption in Delhi

Delhi commercial realty is completely IT-driven, which are not only expanding but also consolidating operations  by renting large spaces in areas like Gurgaon and New Delhi,  Santosh Kumar, CEO Operations at realty firm Jones Land LaSalle India told Firstpost. Gurgaon’s biggest advantage is its proximity to the airport, smooth connectivity to New Delhi and land costing between Rs 65-100 a square foot, which is what IT companies can afford, he explained.

Delhi commercial realty is completely IT-driven, which are not only expanding but also consolidating operations by renting large spaces in areas like Gurgaon and New Delhi

Moreover, apart from Gurgaon, companies are seen shifting office space to Noida too. This is because rentals are nearly 50 percent lower in Greater Noida compared to Gurgaon. This has been the biggest pull factor for companies looking to set up big campuses here. “Good connectivity, planned infrastructure and ample affordable housing options for employees are some of the key contributing factors to the growing commercial developments in Greater Noida. The proposed metro will further boost the real estate development in this region,” said Samanthak Das, national research head at Knight Frank in its latest report.

Cheaper land, easier payment options for builders in Noida

Secondly, land in Noida is government-controlled which is then auctioned off for construction. This makes it easier for developers too as they can pay for the auctioned land in installments, said Kumar.

While Capgemini, Ingersoll Rand took up place in IT SEZ buildings in Gurgaon, Google signed up a deal in a non IT stand alone building in Gurgaon. Hewitt and United Health Group preferred Noida over other micro-markets.

Mumbai, on the other hand is an expanding city with diminishing space.  As an Outlook report pointed out “MMRDA built the Bandra Kurla Complex but did not factor in transport connections. Planning when it happened, was piecemeal, sectoral and driven by vested interests.”

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NRIs Investment in Property Appreciates as Rupee Depreciates

Residential market will remain cautious over short-term: Ravi Saund
Source: IRIS (12-JAN-12)

In an exclusive interview with, Ravi Saund , chief operating officer, CHD Developers, says “Real estate segment has become a lucrative investment option for NRIs.“

While the real estate prices in the world are sinking, the real estate investment in India is ringing. What factors NRIs should consider before investing in Indian real estate?

With the depreciating rupee, the Indian Real estate segment has become a lucrative investment option for NRI`s.  There are several key aspects that a buyer should consider while making his investment decision. These aspects fundamentally remain the same for both residential and commercial projects. If the project has to be evaluated for investment I would lay down dimensions on which a buyer should think.

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Ghaziabad Metro Ph II: Dilshad Garden to Arthala via Mohan Nagar status


Map-Ghaziabad Metro Ph 2: Dilshad Garden-Mohan Nagar-Arthala

Dilshad Garden-Arthala Metro Cleared

UP govt clears budget for Metro from Dilshad Garden to New Bus Terminal in Ghaziabad

IANS  Lucknow, March 1, 2013 | UPDATED 17:42 IST

For the millions who live in Ghaziabad, adjoining the national capital, the wait for a Metro ride into New Delhi just got shorter – the enhanced cost of the second phase of the Metro project has been cleared by Uttar Pradesh government.

Sources in the state government Friday confirmed that the state cabinet has given a green signal to "additional funds", superseding the earlier allocation for the second phase of the Metro rail project.

The fate of the ambitious project, set to decongest the national capital region and facilitate easy commuting, has been hanging precariously for the past few years, owing to change of guard in the state.
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New Airport @ Meerut or Jewar: Ajit Singh Becomes Aviation Minister

Update: 19 Dec 2011

International Airport at Meerut (in all likelihood)

The new Aviation Minister seems to have decided that Meerut is his choice for an international airport. During discussions with his party leaders on 18 Dec 11, he assured that the international flights will start from Meerut. However, since the matter is related to UP govt, it will not be possible for the Central Aviation Minister to do anything for some time (until they have a govt in the state). Keep tuned for more
अन्तरराष्ट्रीय हवाई उड़ान अब मेरठ से भी

इनसाइड स्टोरी Monday, 19 December 2011 13:16

मेरठ।। नव नियुक्त केन्द्रीय नागरिक उड्डयन मंत्री चौधरी अजित सिंह ने कहा है की मेरठ से अन्तरराष्ट्रीय हवाई उड़ान भरी जायेगी। उप्र नागरिक उड्डयन विभाग के निदेशक देवेन्द्र स्वरूप से जब इस बाबत बात हुई तो उन्होंने कहा कि जेवर में अन्तरराष्ट्रीय एयरपोर्ट का प्रोजेक्ट तैयार है।

दो हजार हेक्टेयर वाले इस प्रोजेक्ट में एनओसी के लिए केन्द्रीय नागरिक उड्डयन मंत्रालय से अनुमति मांगी है। पर अभी तक वहां से अनुमति नही मिली है। मेरठ समेत 16 स्थानों पर हवाई पट्टी भी हैं। ऐसे में यदि केन्द्र सरकार जेवर अन्तरराष्ट्रीय एयरपोर्ट के लिए हरी झंडी देती है तो दिल्ली हवाई अड्डे का लोड कम होगा। Read more…

Skyscrapers of Delhi- NCR

Supertech Launches 'Supernova' at Sector 94, Noida


After the successful launch of North India's tallest residential development, North Eye, Supertech Limited has announced the launch of yet another one of its kind, grandeur project, 'Supernova', which is North India's biggest mixed-use development spread across 5 million sq. ft. of area. The project has five towers amongst which 'Spira' – The Iconic Tower is India's tallest mixed-use development having 80 floors which stand at 300 meters.

Supernova being a mixed use development project has residences, service apartments, hotels, shopping malls, office spaces and recreational centers. The benefit of mixed use development redefines Supernova as an epicenter. The project unveils opulence, luxury and elegance, with the world class luxurious modern conveniences.

On the occasion of the launch of Supernova, Mr. RK Arora, Chairman & Managing Director of Supertech Limited said, "With the dream of providing a world class architectural masterpiece, we are launching this spectacular project, which has five state-of-the-art world class towers including the India's tallest mixed use development that has 80 floors, which stands 300 meters high".
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Gurgaon or Noida: Best Satellite Town of Delhi-NCR

F1 powers Noida as Gurgaon hit with perils of rapid, unplanned growth

Arati R Jerath and Prabhakar Sinha, TNN Nov 16, 2011, 12.06pm IST

The poor cousin from Mayaland never looked this close to eclipsing the Millennium City, which is now an urban sprawl with a creaking infrastructure. Rapid unplanned growth has been Gurgaon's bane, while Noida rides the twin advantages of better planning and competent trunk infrastructure.

The unveiling of the state of-the-art Formula One racing track in Greater Noida and the world-class Yamuna Expressway leading up to it have sent a frisson of concern coursing through Gurgaon on Delhi's southern border.

Suddenly, there's a buzz about the poor cousin from the east side. Almost overnight, the badlands of Mayawati Pradesh have transformed into a Shanghai miracle with a scale and quality of construction not seen before in India. And it's threatening to put swanky Gurgaon in the shade.

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Harit Pradesh (Paschhimanchal) – Wah! Taj of Indian States

Lucknow is set to lose its political power as 3 new districts are set to gain all important power: Meerut (Harit Pradesh), Varanasi (Poorvanchal) and Jhansi (Bundelkhand) as plans unfold for trifurcation of Uttar Pradesh in 3 more states. The maximum power would flow to Meerut (Harit Pradesh) as it contributes about 72% of total income of undivided UP but gets allocation of only 18%. Presently, UP has the second largest economy ($400 billion based on PPP and $109 billion nominal) in India after Maharashtra, 72% of this would would take the new state economy sixth only behind Mah, AP, TN, Guj and, WB (StatesGDP-Link). While more details emerge, the upcoming Harit Pradesh would rise from ashes and would be ready to take on the best of the Indian states on each parameter of development and tourism (Agra Taj, Mathura, F1 and Yamuna Expressway are only a trailor- story abhi baki hai).

While Meerut had been in contention for the new capital for long, it is Noida/Greater Noida/ Yamuna Expressway Authority that would be the financial capital of this new state. Noida already hosts most of the Indian TV channel offices in Film City so marketting would not be a problem for the state. The state already has metro to Noida and Ghaziabad and soon Meerut would have a high speed train corridor. A large part of Harit Pradesh is already part of NCR (National Capital Region). Agra (Taj) and Mathura (temples) would also get their dues that they could not get from undivided UP.


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India`s First Private Metro: Gurgaon- RMGL to start from 2013

Map-Rapid-Metro-Gurgaon Extension to Sec 56, Golf Course Road-Sikandarpur

Map-Sikandarpur-Sec 56-Rapid Metro Gurgaon Extension


Foundation stone laid for Gurgaon rail extension

04 Oct 2012 ⋅ by J. Kumarin Rail News, Rail Projects0 Comments

Chief Minister of Haryana Bhupinder Singh Hooda has laid the foundation stone for the extension of the Rapid Metro Gurgaon.

The proposed 7km South Extension of Gurgaon metro, once operational, will run from Sikenderpur station of Delhi Metro to Sector 56 in Gurgaon.

The public private partnership (PPP) project implemented on DBFOT – design Build Finance Operate and Transfer – mode will be developed with an investment of $41.18 million, which will be funded out of mix of debt and equity.

Construction work is expected to start by January 2013 and is scheduled to be completed by July 2015.

The route will have six stations and 12 trains are planned, each with three cars – both phases – for 15 minutes trip time with 2-4 minutes headway.

Land required for the project along road meridian will be made available by the government of Haryana.

The structure proposed is a double track standard gauge elevated viaduct along the road median. The structure will be designed to match the existing environment of the millennium city.

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India’s Largest Commercial Center- Wave City Center Noida

Important Info: This website does not wish to promote this or any other projects. Recently a lot of complaints have been raised againt Wave Infra group related to their project Wave City NH-24. The key issues against the promotor company has been namely, 1)  Non-allotment of plots to majority of orig applicants (year 2005) even after 7 years wait, 2) Unethical practices by changing the orig priority list by asking more money, 3) Slow pace of work since 2005, no road connectivity from NH-24 to site or completion of internal sector roads, no timebound site deveopment since 2005, 4) Non-transparency in the allotment of plots as premium location plots sold at high prices bypassing the orig applicants. Moreover orig applicants allotted remote location plots (Sec 15) after 7 years of wait, 5) Finally, there are many court cases against the land acquisition for the project and the company has not been forthcoming on the nature of land acquisitions and how much land they have in actual possession.

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In this background, we request everyone to do due diligence while dealing with the company.

29 Sep 2011

It was last year that at we noted that “Chadha group which is till date known for building wave cinema and centre stage mall in Noida is all geared up to be counted amongst the biggies of NCR like DLF, Unitech and JP. Watch this space.” Here is the link of that post.

Though it took another year for Wave Infra to start creating big waves into Indian real estate, but we have had this inkling for some time. While some of the biggies in Indian real estate are finding it difficult to carry their own weight, Wave Infra is emerging as a vibrant and dynamic group which seem to have all the firepower to be counted as the best in NCR. The cherry on the cake for the group seem to be their ever dependable customer service.Time would tell if Wave Infra could really DELIVER this dream successfully. Watch out for this space.

2015 deadline for City Centre project

TNN | Sep 29, 2011, 04.28AM IST

NOIDA: Six months after the Noida Authority sealed the multicrore City Centre deal, Wave Inc, the private developer of the project laid the foundation stone of the project on Wednesday, thus launching it officially. The official spokesperson of Wave Inc said the first phase of the project will be complete by 2015.

The City Centre project, spread across sectors 25A and 32 is touted as one of the largest multi-purpose commercial hubs in the NCR and will house offices, banks, hotels, retail spaces, shopping, dining and world-class entertainment options as well as service apartments among other things. A parking area to accommodate over 40,000 cars will also be developed within the premises.
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NCR-Delhi to stop new plots scheme

बंगला हुआ पुराना, हाईराइज का जमाना

किरणपाल राणा नवयुग मार्केट
एनसीआर में कोठी – बंगले की चाहत रखने वालों के लिए बुरी खबर है। एनसीआर प्लानिंग बोर्ड एक ऐसी पॉलिसी पर काम कर रहा है , जिसके तहत मकान बनाने के लिए प्लॉट नहीं मिल सकेंगे। लोगों को ग्रुप हाउसिंग में फ्लैट लेकर ही रहना होगा। बोर्ड की यूपी सेल के चीफ कोऑर्डिनेटर एस . के . जमान के अनुसार , घरों की बढ़ती डिमांड और घटती जमीन के मद्देनजर ऐसा किया जा रहा है। बताते चलें कि केंद्रीय शहरी विकास मंत्री कमलनाथ ने भी हाल ही में दिल्ली में हाईराइज बिल्डिंगों की वकालत की थी।

यह है समस्या : एनसीआर प्लानिंग बोर्ड की सर्वे रिपोर्ट के के मुताबिक , गाजियाबाद में हर साल औसतन 1.97 लाख लोग नए मकानों की डिमांड करते हैं। जीडीए , आवास – विकास परिषद और यूपीएसआईडीसी इस जरूरत को पूरा करने के लिए काम करती हैं। हालांकि तीनों विभाग डिमांड पूरी नहीं कर पाते हैं। 2005 में प्रदेश सरकार ने पॉलिसी बदलकर हाउसिंग डिवेलपमेंट में प्राइवेट सेक्टर को भी मौका दिया। इसके बाद नई समस्या खड़ी हो गई। मकान बनाने के लिए बढ़ती जमीन की मांग के एवज में खेती की जमीन कम हो रही है। पिछले 5 साल में खेती की करीब 16 हजार एकड़ जमीन रेजिडेंशल यूज के लिए किसानों से ली गई। अब खेतों को बचाने के लिए बोर्ड नई पॉलिसी तैयार करने में जुटा है।
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Land Acquisition Bill Approved by Cabinet

India Inc balks at Land Acquisition Bill


Posted: Friday, Sep 23, 2011 at 0928 hrs IST

Mumbai: Unfinished car shells rusting in a deserted factory in India's West Bengal state lie testimony to flaws in a century-old land-acquisition law the government now wants to replace.

* Jobs, housing, cash to landowners made mandatory

* Costs, project delays to increase – Indian corporates react

* Bill to push up costs by 350 pct for big plots – analysts, cos

* Bill likely to be passed in December

Tata Motors was forced to abandon its Nano plant in 2008 after violent protests by villagers, who claimed they were forced off the land by the local government and paid inadequate compensation.

But companies say an overhaul of the old law envisaged to bring clarity to an often murky part of doing business in India goes too far in favour of rural landowners and will slow development, capacity expansion and economic growth.

The proposed new land bill means cost increases and project delays for developers, thanks to rules that will raise land values and compel them to provide new homes, jobs, monthly stipends and a cut of future profits to former landowners.

This just isn't going to work for buyers, said Rupen P. Patel, managing director of Patel Engineering , an infrastructure firm specialising in power and road projects.

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Crossings Republik (Ghaziabad) : Dumping Ground in Dundahera to remain

Map of Dundahera Dumping Ground and CR Sewage Treatment Plant

डूंडाहेड़ा डंपिंग ग्राउंड का काम हुआ शुरू

Dec 29, 2012, 02.18AM IST

नगर संवाददाता ॥ नवयुग मार्केट
एनएच-24 से लगते डूंडाहेड़ा डंपिंग ग्राउंड बनाने के काम शुक्रवार को पुलिस के पहले में शुरू हो गया। हालांकि कोई विरोध नहीं हुआ। डंपिंग ग्राउंड के आसपास कई ग्रुप हाउसिंग प्रोजेक्ट हैं। यहां डंपिंग ग्राउंड बनने से उनकी टेंशन बढ़ने जा रही है। इसे बनाने का काम जल निगम का है। इस प्रोजेक्ट के लिए पहले ही करीब साढ़े छह करोड़ रुपये एडवांस में दिया हुआ है। यहां डंपिंग ग्राउंड बनाने के लिए पहले ही कोर्ट का आदेश आ चुका था।
14 एकड़ जमीन पर शुरू हुआ काम
नगर आयुक्त जितेन्द्र सिंह के मुताबिक डूंडाहेड़ा में डंपिंग ग्राउंड बनाने का काम फिलहाल 14 एकड़ जमीन पर शुरू किया गया है। शुक्रवार से बाउंड्री का काम शुरू हुआ है। नगर निगम के प्रॉपर्टी विभाग के प्रभारी तहसीलदार वी. वी. राठौर सहित जल निगम और पुलिस के अधिकारियों ने साइट पर डेरा डाले रखा। हालांकि 26 दिसंबर को नगर निगम बोर्ड की बैठक में नगर आयुक्त जितेन्द्र सिंह का कहना था कि 26 जनवरी से नगर निगम इसके बनाने का कार्य शुरू कराएगा। मगर शुक्रवार को आनन -फानन में काम शुरू करा दिया गया। डंपिंग ग्राउंड की मॉनिटरिंग करने वाली कमिटी के चेयरमैन भूरे लाल सिटी में मौजूद थे।
बाकी जमीन गौतमबुद्धनगर का होगा
नगर निगम के प्रॉपर्टी अधिकारी तहसीलदार वी. वी. राठौर का कहना था कि डंपिंड ग्राउंड कुल 34 एकड़ जमीन में बनाया जाएगा। 14 एकड़ जमीन नगर निगम के कब्जे में है। बाकी करीब 20 एकड़ जमीन फिलहाल गौतमबुद्धनगर प्रशासन के कब्जे में है। सेकंड फेज में इस जमीन पर भी डंपिंग ग्राउंड बनाया जाएगा।

करहेड़ा डंपिंग जोन बनाने की कहानी
नगर आयुक्त जितेन्द्र सिंह का कहना है कि सिटी में डंपिंग ग्राउंड नहीं है। वर्ष 2003 में डूंडाहेड़ा में डंपिंग ग्राउंड बनाने का प्लान किया गया था। रक्षा मंत्रालय ने नगर निगम को इस प्रोजेक्ट के लिए करीब 12 करोड़ रुपये आवंटित किया था। बाद में जीडीए ने अपने मास्टर प्लान 2021 में इस जमीन को आर जोन में शामिल कर नया विवाद शुरू कर दिया। इस जमीन से कुछ ही दूरी पर ग्रुप हाउसिंग के नक्शे पास कर दिए। अब कई ग्रुप हाउसिंग प्रोजेक्ट डिवेलप हो चुके हैं। बाद में विवाद हाई कोर्ट तक पहंुचा। एक जनहित याचिका की सुनवाई के दौरान नगर निगम के हित में फैसला हुआ। उन्होंने कहा कि डंपिंग ग्राउंड के बन जाने के बाद सिटी में जगह-जगह कूड़ा डाला जाएगा और गंदगी नहीं फैलेगी।

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Mumbai-Delhi in 7 hours by 200-kmph High Speed Trains

Railways to reduce travel time on Delhi-Mumbai corridor

PTI | Jan 25, 2012, 04.51PM IST

 high-speed train proposal, Railways have joined hands with Japan to begin the ground work to reduce travel time by half on the Delhi-Mumbai corridor.

Railways will procure a new set of trains with electric locomotives to run on the existing Delhi-Mumbai track.

"The pre-feasibility study for running train at a maximum speed of 160-200 km per hour is being carried out by Japan on the existing Delhi-Mumbai route and they (Japan) will submit the report next month," said a senior Railway Ministry official involved with the project named Golden Rail Corridor.
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Greater Noida- Power cuts to stop!

Work on 400 MW power plant to get under way

TNN | Sep 4, 2011, 02.00AM IST

GREATER NOIDA: To ensure uninterrupted power supply across Greater Noida and Noida Extension, Noida Power Company Ltd(NPCL) is all set to begin work on a 400 megawatt power plant. The 400 MW combined cycle power plant with advance class gas turbine technology will be ready by 2014.

The plant will come up in two phases. The first wing of the plant, having a capacity to generate 200 MW of power, will be completed by the end of 2013. In the next phase, another wing generating 200 MW of power will come up by 2014.

NPCL is also working on setting up two smaller electricity sub-stations with the capacity of 33 KV and 132 KV that are expected to be functional within four months and a year from now respectively. The 33 KV sub-station will exclusively cater to the power needs of the Noida Extension-Greater Noida area. Once the 400 MW power plant is operational, authorities claim Greater Noida will get 24-hour power supply.

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Delhi- Chandigarh Expressway gets centre’s nod

Delhi-Chandigarh express highway gets Centre’s nod

PTI | May 16, 2011, 04.10am IST

GURGAON: The Centre on Sunday said that it would consider a demand by the Haryana government to build an express highway between Delhi and Chandigarh at an estimated cost of Rs 8,000 crore.

"The Union government would earnestly consider the ambitious Rs 8,000-crore project of the express highway from Delhi to Chandigarh along the river Yamuna," an official statement quoting road transport minister C P Joshi said. Besides this, the transport ministry is also considering the state government's request to convert eight state roads into national highways, the statement said. It added that the road transport minister was responding to a request made by Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda's request at a foundation stone-laying function of the four-laning of the Rohtak-Panipat section of National Highway-71 A at Gohana. The 81-kilometre-long four-laning project would cost more than Rs 800 crore and is likely to be completed by October, 2013.

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Home: Buy or rent?

realty check – Home fix: buy or rent?

Sandeep Singh


WATCH YOUR STEP: As interest rates surge amid a property price surge, buyers and investors need caution

Apartment prices up and interest rates are going up. The big question for people trying for a dream home with rising equated monthly installments (EMIs) these days is: should one buy a flat or does it make more sense to live on rent and wait for better days to make a purchase?

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Narela: Can it remove ghost town tag?

From city for people to ghost town

Sidhartha Roy <


It has all the trappings of a perfectly planned residential area, worthy of making any house-hunter drool-wide roads, neatly built and affordable flats, abundant water and power, huge parks, markets, banquet halls et al. Most importantly, it offers the biggest catch of them all–a Delhi pin code.

And despite this, the 8,000-odd flats in Narela, built by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), have a handful of residents scattered across its different pockets. In some pockets, the only form of life is a lone property dealer, sitting in his decked-up office, waiting forever for that elusive customer.

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