NOIDA is witnessing a laudable change in its entire urban eco-system under the leadership of Rama Raman, the Chairman and CEO of NOIDA Authority. It is shaping up into a world-class Smart City with state-of-the-art facilities and sound social, economic and institutional infrastructure. The city is spread over 20,316 hectare, a pollution-free zone and constitute an ideal industrial township equipped with non-stop power supply, clean water, a green cover and splendid residential complexes. It is one of the largest industrial townships of Asia located at the intersection of the Western and Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridors, and is also the gateway to the Delhi–Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC).
Manoj Rai, Officer on Special Duty (OSD), NOIDA Authority, has cherry-picked innovations and has given primary attention to infrastructural development in NOIDA fulfilling the high expectations of people, realtors and the government. His vision towards transforming NOIDA into India’s first World-class Smart City is fast becoming a reality with wide roads, hospitals, parks, Formula One track, metro connectivity, and monorail.
The NCR has developed a number of green belts, gardens and parks to shape up into a pollution-free area. A modern, efficient and comprehensive infrastructure comprising residential facilities, commercial areas, business centres, office complexes and recreational areas has been designed. The design plan of the city goes in sync with its slogan ‘Green NOIDA, Clean NOIDA’.
Power Supply and Telephone
Along with an uninterrupted power supply, NOIDA has digital and optical fibre cable based state-of-the-art electronic exchange providing Integration Service Digital Network (ISDN) facilitating high quality voice, data and image transfer, inter computer file transfer, high quality and speed fax transmission, video conferencing and a variety of additional services. There is also a facility of local call connectivity to Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad and other adjoining towns.
Roadways and connectivity
NOIDA has become a unique destination with the eight-lane DND flyover that has a toll bridge already operational. The NOIDA–Agra–Mathura Expressway has also added yet another feather in its cap. The flyovers at nine busy points and 15 foot-over bridges for the convenience of pedestrian are going up at various places across the city. A six-lane bridge on the Yamuna River near Okhla Barrage is being constructed parallel to the existing one. Dedicated eco-friendly cycle tracks are being made on MP1, MP2, MP3, Noida stadium on both sides of Noida –Greater Noida Expressway for the benefit of cyclists.
With an aim to provide accommodation at an affordable cost NOIDA has earmarked nearly 40% of total notified area of 20,316 hectares for residential purpose wherein houses under HIG, MIG, LIG and EWS categories have been set up.
Commercial centres will be constructed in every sector. A commercial complex has already been developed in Sector 18, which features outlets for fashion, décor, clothing and food etc.
Several world-class educational institutions like DPS, Amity, Apeejay, Army Public School, Ryan, etc. have been set up. Many organizations such as NTPC, Birla Research Institute, IBP, GAIL, KRIBHCO, PPCL, NFL, FCI, HUDCO, ICMR and BHEL have set up their offices here.