The new Master Plan 2031 for Noida has paved the way for the development of more group-housing societies and high-rise projects, as space is becoming scarce in the city.
The NCR Planning Board has recently approved a new Master Plan 2031 (drafted in 2009 by the Noida authority). In the new plan, there is a lot of scope for infrastructural, residential and commercial development like widening of roads with elevated structure and underpasses, flyovers, greenery, highrise buildings, hotels, major Metro and road linkage projects to ease traffic, etc.
With the new master plan, the population of Noida will go up to 25 lakh, 19 lakh more than the current population, in the next 20 years. As the land bank report says that Noida is almost saturated, the focus of realty development will be on highrise building. Keeping this in mind, Noida is planning to increase the FAR (floor area ratio).
The new master plan proposes to widen roads connecting the sectors, from 30 metres to 45 metres. A welcome feature of the new master plan is the emphasis on allocating land for greenery; the space for green areas has been increased by 40%. No construction will be allowed on 60% of the new allocation. Construction work like parks, recreational green, etc, will only be allowed on the remaining 40% area. To keep the city green, 15.92% of the total area will be left for greenery, which is a one per cent hike over the allocation in Master Plan 2021; this additional area works out to nearly 2,000 hectares. The new master plan has put emphasis on group housing projects, as Noida is gradually getting saturated and there is no scope to extend its area. For this, the population density has been increased by 1,650 from 700 people per hectare in sectors like 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, etc, which abound in group housing projects. The rest of the residential sectors have a population density sanction of 500 people per hectare. In Master Plan 2021, it was 400 people per hectare.
The new master plan envisions the construction of 2.5 lakh new houses along the expressway and adjacent to Noida Extension in the next three years. Out of this, approximately one lakh houses are being constructed along the expressway under group housing projects. The remaining 1.5 lakh housing units have been proposed adjacent to Noida Extension and in sectors 74, 75, 76, 78, 79, 113, 116 and 117.
Mohinder Singh, the chairman of Noida Authority, says: “The new master plan has been revised for 2031. It has a targeted population of 25 lakh. Noida is spread over in 20,316 hectares. Out of this, 15,280 hectares has been notified for urbanized use; 5,000 hectares comes under the river bed. Nearly 10,000 hectares has already been developed and the remaining area will be developed in the next phase. According to the new master plan, internal and external development will be done in a phased manner. Noida is facing acute power shortage and we will install seven new high-capacity sub-stations soon. According to our survey report, work on basic infrastructure like sewer, power and water lines will be taken up soon. We are planning for six elevated roads on six of the busiest routes like Sector 21 to 12, 56 T Point on Master Plan Road 1, Sector 60 to NH-24 on Master Plan Road 3, Sector 49 to 110 on DSC Road, Vishwa Bharti School to Sector 61 on Master Plan Road 2, Extension of Film City flyover up to Atta Sector -18 underpass and Sector 19 and 27 near Spice Mall. In addition, new underpasses and flyovers will also be constructed at 10 places like Sector 37, Sectors 125, 94,95, 35, 51 crossing, Sectors 19, 20, 26, 27 crossing, Sectors 19, 27, 18, 17 crossing.”Rama Raman says: “Noida authority is already working to ease various bottlenecks that are coming in the way of smooth vehicular traffic. Roads in Sector 18, Rajni Gandha Chowk, Sector 37 and Choura Mor, among others, have been widened to ease the traffic pressure. Construction of new elevated roads, underpasses and bridges will be taken up shortly. A detailed project report (DPR) of the Metro line over six different routes is also under preparation. “According to the master plan, the city score well in terms of modern amenities and is also endowed with a healthy environment. Good connectivity to New Delhi and Gurgaon has also made Noida the destination for business travellers and investors,”he adds.
THE NEW MASTER PLAN ENVISIONS THE CONSTRUCTION OF 2.5 LAKH NEW HOUSES ALONG THE EXPRESSWAY AND ADJACENT TO NOIDA EXTENSION IN THE NEXT THREE YEARS
A DETAILED PROJECT REPORT OF THE METRO LINE OVER SIX DIFFERENT ROUTES IS ALSO UNDER PREPARATION
Six Metro networks
1.Noida City Centre to Sector 71 and NH-24 2.Noida City Centre to Sectors 71,121 and Greater Noida 3.Noida City Centre to Sectors 50,78,142 and along the Expressway to Greater Noida 4.Kalindi Kunj to Botanical Garden (connecting Noida to South Delhi) 5.Sectors 94/124 to Sector 142 via Sector 44 6.Sector 71 to Bodaki in Greater Noida via Sector 121 (this covers the Noida Extension area)
Major road linkages
1.FNG Road (NH-24 to Hindon River,Sector 142 Crossing Expressway to Faridabad) 2.From Expressway Sector 150 via Kondli village to Faridabad
Elevated roads on main routes
1.Sectors 21 to 12,56 T Point on Master Plan Road 1 2.Sector 60 to NH-24 on Master Plan Road 3 3.Sectors 49 to 110 on DSC Road 4.Vishwa Bharti School to Sector 61 on Master Plan Road 2 5.Extension of Film City flyover up to Atta underpass 6.Sectors 19 and 27 near Spice Mall
1.Sector 37,Crossing (construction on) 2.Sectors 125,94,95,35,39,51 Crossing 3.Sectors 52,51,71,72 Crossing 4.Sectors 19,20,26,27 Crossing 5.Sectors 19,27,18,17,Crossing Atta Pir 6.Sectors 24,25,32,21-A Crossing Spice Mall 7.Sectors 22,24,21-A Crossing Adobe Crossing 8.Sectors 32,36 and 39 T Point 9.Sectors 25,25-A,31 and 32 Crossing