Property owners in East Delhi get UPIC cards

Property owners in East Delhi get UPIC cardsNEW DELHI: The East Delhi Municipal Corporation on Friday began distribution of Unique Identification Code (UPIC) cards to property owners, a facility meant for widening property tax net, officials said. At an event held at the EDMC headquarters at Patparganj here, the civic authority also launched a property tax management portal.

A UPIC card contains details of property owners. The first three digits of the card will denote ward number, next four digits will denote colony number and the remaining digits will specify the respective properties.

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Noida authority to auction 100 acres land

File photoThe Noida Authority is set to put plots in two more sectors in the city up for auction for industrial use. It has managed to acquire around 100 acres of land in sectors 151 and 158.

Officials said that modalities were being discussed and plots in the two sectors would be put up for auction latest by March next year. “We are in the final stages of the process. Plots will be ready for handover to interested players by March 15 and we shall be over with the auction process by March-end,” said NK Singh, OSD and officer-in-charge of the industries department.

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Noida: About 70% of smaller plots put on auction in November 2019 sold

Noida authority to take back plots from 18 government departmentsNOIDA: Having been able to sell 78 out of 256 plots that were put up for grabs in November 2019, the Noida Authority has secured maximum premium on smaller plots, officials have said.

Bidders who were interested in buying properties within the Noida Authority’s jurisdiction will together deposit Rs 136.45 crore in the Authority’s coffers.

Officials said the remaining 178 plots that could not find takers would be up for grabs in the next round.

Authority officials said, this time, smaller plots have generated better response. Half of the total number of plots (128) measured less than 200 sqm each and officials said, 70 per cent of the smaller plots have been sold.

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Noida authority to take back plots from 18 government departments

Noida: About 70% of smaller plots put on auction in November 2019 soldNOIDA: The Noida Authority has decided to take back plots allotted to 18 government departments that have not cleared dues within the stipulated time of December 31, 2019. On Friday, the Authority served a recovery notice to HPCL gas agency Gaurav Enterprises in Sector 20. Officials said the notices will be sent to 17 other government departments too.

Unable to meet its revenue target for 2019-20 fiscal, the Authority had started issuing notices to the departments from June . The departments have defaulted on payments amounting to Rs 198.68 crore. The money was due for eight to 10 years, along with interest on rent arrears.

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Delegation of over 40 RWAs meets Noida Authority CEO over civic issues

RWAs of sectors 19, 20, 11, 12, 27, 54, 55, 56, 35 and more met CEO Ritu Maheshwari today to discuss ongoing civic issues.

NOIDA: A delegation of over 40 RWAs met CEO Noida Authority on Friday over persisting problems of quality water, roads, clogged sewers and more. In a separate petition to CEO Noida residents of high-rise apartments demanded proper supply of Ganga water.

"RWAs of sectors 19, 20, 11, 12, 27, 54, 55, 56, 35 and more met CEO Ritu Maheshwari today to discuss ongoing civic issues. Prominent among these were the consistent water-related problems faced by residents across residential sectors. From very poor quality to less quantity both, are issues which are recurrent and have not been addressed despite acute problems in recent times.

Every other day we get complaints of muddy, dirty water supply to low pressure from some sector or the other. It’s been over 40 years of Noida’s existence but residents are still fighting for basic amenities like quality and quantity drinking water," said NP Singh, president District Development Resident Welfare Association (DDRWA).

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SC clears way for developers in Noida Extension, Greater Noida

In a huge relief to thousands who have booked flats in Greater Noida West (also called Noida Extension) and adjoining Noida, the Supreme Court on May 14 dismissed petitions by farmers from 65 villages who had challenged the UP government's decision to acquire their land for construction of residential clusters.

People who had booked flats there were staring at uncertainty because of continuing litigation related to land acquisition. The Allahabad High Court's October 21, 2011 judgment on this issue was challenged in the apex court by farmers, and the administrative authorities of Greater Noida and Noida. 

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DDA to utilize prefab tech for quick finish

Having discovered the virtues of prefabricated homes, DDA has invested heavily not only in this year’s housing scheme, but also in future projects. More than 20,000 of the 25,000 houses being offered by DDA under its current scheme will be constructed using this technology.

About 30,000 more houses are expected to be built on the same lines. DDA officials claim this technology helps finish projects 20% faster.

DDA’s 2014 scheme was the first housing scheme to announce prefabrication as the predominant technology for building houses. As the scheme focuses on houses for the economically weaker section, all the prefabricated flats being built this time are for that category. However, the authority is looking to expand the scope of this technology to build around 25,000 low income group or one-bedroom flats in future.

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Lakhs of housing units to be constructed in Outer Delhi areas

Lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung, chairperson of DDA, on November 10 gave his approval to the land pooling policy. LG’s nod has brought land pooling — combining contiguous plots — and the huge potential of creating more housing in Delhi closer to reality. Senior DDA officials say that a few operational issues have to be ironed out and the area of land pooling notified, which will take a month’s time. The policy can come into effect after that.

The policy had been notified by the government of India in September last year and applies to areas in southwest and northwest Delhi. These include outer Delhi areas, including most of Kanjhawala, Narela and Najafgarh, and villages like Mehrauli, Bijwasan, Chhatarpur, Ghitorni, Bamnoli, Fatehpur and Khanpur.

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FDI in real estate may double after easing of rules: NAREDCO

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in the real estate sector could jump over two-fold in the next one year with easing of FDI rules in the construction sector, realtors’ body NAREDCO said today.

Real estate developers and consultants were of the view that this move would give fillip to cash-starved realty sector, which is reeling under a slowdown since last 2-3 years. It will help developers in raising funds to complete projects.

Yesterday, the Cabinet relaxed FDI rules in construction sector by reducing minimum built-up area as well as capital requirement and easing the exit norms.

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Real-estate firm asked to pay over Rs 11 lakhs for deficiency of service

The Delhi state consumer panel has asked real estate firm Omaxe Buildhome Pvt Ltd to pay over Rs 11 lakh to a retired Indian Airlines official after holding the realty firm of “deficiency of service” in the allotment of a flat at Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh.

The Delhi State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (SCDRC), presided by judicial member S A Siddiqui, asked the firm to pay Rs 11.14 lakh to Secunderabad resident Pradeep Chaudhary.

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