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Spread the word about our community, help us grow stronger!

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With the inception of our community, we are slowly and steadily trying to build a one-stop platform for all our residential owners in Greater Faridabad to reach a common goal and work towards the development of the area which will impact all of us.

Our members have been trying to put every bit of effort, no matter how insignificant it may seem at this moment, to work together for a common cause which will be fruitful in the long run. We want everyone to spread awareness about this community, to spread the word about the collective effort being put together for a noble cause and to showcase to the community that this forum is dedicated towards a selfless objective and to encourage more people join us to make the community stronger. There might be numerous small communities scattered across the city who share the same objective as our forum, however might not have the right platform to reach out or connect to people on a larger scale. We would need to search and reach out to those small communities and individuals and make them aware about the existence of this community. We would also not want anyone to take the credit away from our community for the efforts being done.

With the increased penetration of internet and particularly social networking sites across the globe, we would need to take advantage of this medium to extend our reach and create better visibility and enhance the popularity of the website. We are now on Facebook and Twitter to enable our members to interact and spread messages quickly and effectively. Join us today on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.


Now, Faridabad investors to raise govt's hackles

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6 Sep, 2010 Hindustan Times by Prabhu Razdan

Investors in Greater FARIDABAD: Investors in Greater Faridabad have threatened to take to the streets, protesting what they allege are inordinate delays in providing basic infrastructure in the area.
Meanwhile, the hunger strike by farmers continued for the seventh straight day on Sunday. Farmers in Faridabad are on hunger strike since August 30, demanding more compensation for their land, to be acquired for development of Greater Faridabad.

Some of the investors in the Nehar Par area -betterknown as Greater Faridabad -have decided to launch an agitation against Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) authorities for inordinate delays in the development of Greater Faridabad. Some investors working with different private concerns had visited the Hindustan Times office in Faridabad on Saturday, expressing concern at the delay in development of Nehar Par. The group had earlier held a meeting in Delhi and decided to launch an agitation against HUDA for not laying roads and sewer lines in Greater Faridabad.

“We hold HUDA responsible for the mess in Greater Faridabad,“ said Jayanta, member of an online group of real-estate owners in Greater Faridabad.

“We have invested our hard earned money in Nehar Par area for owing a house to live in. However, this now seems like a distant dream in the absence of the basic infrastructure in the area,“ Jayanta, under whose chairmanship the meeting was held on Saturday, told Hindustan Times.

“So we have decided to hold a protest demonstration outside the HUDA office in Faridabad, for inordinate delays in providing basic infrastructure facilities in Greater Faridabad very soon,“ Jayanta added. “Due to lack of even basic infrastructure facilities like roads, water, sewerage system, no progress is taking place in the Nehar Par area,“ Dheeraj Jain, member of Greater Faridabad Residents Association said.

“This is an area in which scores of people have invested their hard-earned money,“ Jain added. Jain was part of the delegation that visited the Hindustan Times office in Faridabad.

Meanwhile, farmers from the area continued their hunger strike on Sunday.

Flyover at Badarpur to open in October

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New Delhi: Commuters can expect permanent relief from congestion at Badarpur border from October. The underconstruction 4km-long flyover at the border will be opened for public in October first week.

Talking to Times City, Vinayak Deshpande, president and COO of Hindustan Construction Company (HCC), which is building the flyover, said, ‘‘We don’t want to open the elevated stretch until all work is completed. We want to open a safe flyover.’’ He added that though the deadline for the project is December 2010, the company wanted to warp it up by October 1.

In fact, National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) had brought it under the list of projects related to Commonwealth Games for speedy implementation of the elevated corridor. ‘‘It will be ready just ahead of the Games,’’ claimed a senior NHAI official. HCC is constructing the corridor under BOT (toll) model — it will maintain and collect toll for 20 years.

The Badarpur-Faridabad six-lane elevated highway is being built at a cost of Rs 340 crore. Earlier, NHAI officials had told highway minister Kamal Nath that the two main carriageways could be made operational by August-end. However, Deshpande said it would not be desirable to open the stretch without completing the finishing work.

Responding to how the concessionaire is gearing up to manage traffic flow through the two main toll plazas, Deshpande said it would opt for electronic tolling system for non-stop traffic flow of tagged vehicles. ‘‘We will dedicate certain lanes for uninterrupted clearance of vehicles. We are considering the sale of tags at toll plazas and also at petrol pumps in the nearby region so that it becomes more popular among daily users,’’ he said.


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Land dispute stalls Faridabad development

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Land dispute stalls Faridabad development


Prabhu Razdan, Hindustan Times Faridabad,

August 18, 2010

First Published: 00:53 IST(18/8/2010)

The development work in Greater Faridabad is likely start after August 29, senior officials have said.

"The issue of compensation to farmers is expected to be resolved by August 29 after which we may start acquiring the land," said Arvind Malhan, estates officer of Haryana Urban Development Authority, Faridabad.

Though Haryana Urban Development Authority created new sectors in the Neharpar area, lack of land for laying of roads and sewer lines had hampered development in the area despite many high-rises coming up there. Haryana Urban Development Authority officials said they require about 1,068 acres for laying of roads in newly carved 75 to 89 sectors in Greater Faridabad.

The land was to be acquired in the villages such as Kherikalla, Batola, Chotikheri, Faridpur, Fajupur, Neemka, Mirzapur, Badoli, Prehladpur, Budena, Baselva, Badshahpur, Rewajpur, Tikawli, Palwali and Bhupani.
However, in April, 19 villages protested against state government's decision to acquire their land.

The villagers said the compensation offered was very less. Satpal Narwat, convenor of Kissan Sangarsh Samiti, said they were being offered R 24 lakh per acre where as the circle rate was much higher. "Our protests forced the state government to look into the compensation issue afresh," Narwat said.

"Senior Haryana Urban Development Authority officials visited some of thevillages on Tuesday for survey," Narwat said.
The villagers had also approached Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda in this connection. 

Haryana approves funds for Metro to Faridabad

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Haryana approves funds for Metro to Faridabad
TNN, Aug 10, 2010, 07.24am IST


NEW DELHI: Haryana government on Monday approved a budgetary allocation of Rs 1,588.6 crore for the extension of Delhi Metro to Faridabad.The new Metro link from Badarpur to YMCA Chowk will hugely benefit residents of the NCR city and work is expected to start in a couple of months.

The financial approval came at a meeting chaired by chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda. A government spokesperson said the total cost of the 13.8-km Metro project has been estimated at Rs 2,533 crore, of which the Centre will bear Rs 544.4 crore. The CM claimed the project is stipulated to take off in October this year and will be completed by March 31, 2013. "It will take at least three years to complete the project after work starts on ground. We are not taking any more work ahead of the Commonwealth Games,'' said a DMRC official.

Haryana government had approved Metro connectivity to Faridabad in March 2007. The project was subsequently approved by DMRC in December 2007 but was waiting clearance from the Delhi government and Centre. This elevated stretch an extension of the Central Secretariat-Badarpur line of Delhi Metro will have nine stations up to YMCA Chowk. The Metro line up to Badarpur is likely to become operational by October.

Faridabad will be the last mega city in NCR to get Metro connectivity. While the Metro has already reached Noida and Gurgaon, it will extend up to Ghaziabad next year. Meanwhile, Haryana government has already announced to extend the Metro link to Ballabhgarh. Last year, Central government had set up a three-member committee to facilitate the extension of Delhi Metro to Faridabad and Bahadurgarh.

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