Community centres in NOIDA can become clubs

NOIDA: The Noida Authority has decided to allow community centres in residential colonies to be converted to clubs for public use. These clubs will be managed and funded by the respective RWAs and will be used for conducting special cultural and social activities. The decision came at a Noida board meeting in Lucknow on Wednesday. The proposed bye-laws will now be forwarded to the state government for approval before implementation.

According to officials, the club will be allowed to be constructed only in the area specified for a particular community centre in a sector. “A layout map will have to be first sanctioned by the Authority before any construction takes place,” Saumya Srivastava, deputy CEO, Noida Authority, told TOI.

“The cost of the club will also be borne by the RWA. The club will be used by members, who will pay a fee for membership decided by the RWA, for conducting special activities including functions, competitions for physical, intellectual and social development as well as to meet social needs of residents,” he said.

The Noida board also adopted the Project Settlement Policy approved by state government last month. “The policy intends to address issues concerning the realty sector, including delayed and sick projects, besides addressing the angst of thousands of investors,” Srivastava said.

The issue of more than 2,000 farmers who have been agitating for decades was also settled by the board. These farmers in Noida will soon get 5% developed plots in lieu of abadi lands acquired from them by the government between 1997 and 2008. Plots will be allotted in Sector 145 along the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway. They will also get 5% in cash, officials said.

For the 14.95-km Noida-Greater Noida (west) Metro link, the board approved the detailed project report and funding pattern of the corridor. As per the approved funding pattern, the Union government and the state government’s equity will be Rs 336 crore, while Noida and Greater Noida will share Rs 130 crore and Rs 260 crore, respectively.

Credits ET Realty