Yeida notices to 400 over illegal construction near airport

Greater Noida: In response to the widespread illegal construction near Noida International Airport, the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (Yeida) has sent notices to about 400 residents of various communities, including Tappal in Aligarh, Jewar and Jahangirpur in Gautam Budh Nagar, Mathura, and Jhajar in Bulandshahr, directing them to remove any encroachments. This action was taken on Monday, according to an official.

Over 20 significant anti-encroachment campaigns led by Yeida in the past two years have freed ₹2,000 crore worth of land from unauthorised building.

The authority plans to conduct demolition drives in the impacted regions on June 4, the day the current Lok Sabha elections conclude.

Over 20 significant anti-encroachment campaigns led by Yeida in the past two years have freed ₹2,000 crore worth of land from unauthorised building.

Six districts along the Yamuna Expressway are under Yeida’s jurisdiction: Gautam Budh Nagar, Aligarh, Bulandshahr, Agra, Mathura, and Hathras.

Indeed, investors are drawn to the neighboring districts due to the notable increase in land values brought about by the proposed Noida International Airport in Jewar. But some land mafia have seized advantage of this and built unauthorized communities and illegally occupied authority land. Additionally, eateries and dhabas have appeared on designated property beside the freeway.

Chief Executive Officer (Yeida) Arun Vir Singh stated on Monday that “the Yeida action against the illegal construction will continue to make sure no illegal construction takes place in our notified area.”

In Dankaur town, the Nagar Panchayat officials have allegedly approved maps for such colonies in collusion with the colonisers, resulting in many families settling there.

Illegal construction persists despite the authorities’ prior warnings. People who dream of living close to the airport, Film City, and Heritage City are being seduced by the land mafia and end up investing their hard-earned money in these unapproved projects.

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Yeida has asked the colonisers to remove their illegal constructions and vacate the encroached land until June 4.

To curb illegal encroachment, the authority has sent letters to the district administrations of Agra, Mathura, Bulandshahr, Aligarh, Hathras, and Gautam Budh Nagar, as well as police stations and the power corporation. They have been instructed to not issue registry and give electricity connections to illegal colonies without the authority’s permission, said officials.

The administration has also been asked to provide information before registration, to prevent illegal encroachment.

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In Dankaur Nagar Panchayat’s case, a case of legalising an illegal colony came to light, where a bid was made to legitimise the colony by getting the map of the residential colony approved by Nagar Panchayat.

The case has prompted Yeida’s CEO to order an investigation.


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