The dates for the 2016 Auto Expo – The Motor Show are out as motoring enthusiasts prepare themselves to welcome new products to the Indian market. Auto Expo, the biennial show of the Indian automotive industry is jointly organized by – Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM).
A new airport at Jewar has been approved by civil aviation ministry. It would be built along the Yamuna Expressway that connects Greater Noida with Agra.
Experts believe the airport has huge potential to boost property demand in the area. Till now, both domestic and international companies have usually preferred Gurgaon over Noida because it’s nearer to the Delhi airport.
Influx of IT and ITES companies and professionals and infrastructure projects have made Bengaluru the country’s top real estate destination in the past year. This was revealed in a report released by PropEquity, India’s leading real estate data, research and analytics firm on Thursday, While Bengaluru emerged as the number one destination in most of the parameters evaluated on for studying India’s top real estate destinations, Gurgaon dropped to number 10 position as the North region is marred by project delays, expensive properties and a demand-and-supply mismatch.Not just Bangalore, this latest report by PropEquity puts the Southern region of India at the top as three out of the top four cities are Bangalore (1), Chennai (3) & Hyderabad (4). These cities have topped over 50 per cent of the parameters evaluated in the research.Bangalore has emerged as the best among the top 14 cities in India and has also ranked number 1 on 4 out of the 10 parameters evaluated ( i.e. size of the market, CAGR of absorption and total unsold inventory to yearly absorption ratio).Pune has come a close second and has been solely responsible for helping the western region gain the second spot.However, the NCR region has failed to make its mark on any of the parameters evaluated and has low regional as well as city rankings. via India’s Silicon Valley is top realty destination.
A revised detailed project report of a proposed 6km elevated road on the Dadri-Surajur-Chalera (DSC) will be finalized next month.
The foundation for the project was laid by UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on May 21, 2013. Hanging fire for nearly two years, officials said that once the DPR is finalized it will be sent to IIT-Delhi for vetting.
The Confederation Of NCR Residents’ Welfare Associations (CONRWA) has written to the chief ministers of UP and Delhi, demanding immediate removal of the toll at the DND Flyway connecting Delhi to Noida and beyond. In their letter, CONRWA members said the commissionaire, Noida Toll Bridge Company Ltd (NTBCL), has already recovered the money they had used to build the Flyway, which came up in 2001.
They also alleged that the company had acquired extra land in the process, which they now use for private advertising. CONRWA further pointed out that the distance between Noida and Friends Colony in Delhi – covering the stretch of the bridge – is 4 km, whereas the DND bridge has been built over a 7.2 km stretch. “Why was the road extended by over 3 km more than necessary?” said CONRWA president P S Jain.
For Noida’s youngsters, their college corridors and canteens are not the only hangout spots. The smooth and usually less-crowded roads of the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway are equally appealing. And why not? It gives them the azaadi and the space to race with their friends, stop by for booze, or get cosy with their partner. But not anymore. In February, the Noida Authority installed 130 CCTV cameras on the expressway to keep an eye on traffic violators and catch those found over-speeding. But more than commuters, it’s the youngsters who are feeling the heat as they have to rein in their adventurous streaks, as everything is being recorded!
No more expressing love on the expressway
Those who find long drives oh-so-romantic, the expressway with its little or no traffic used to be the perfect getaway to steal a coochie-coo moment. But not anymore. Says Rohit Jigar, a student at a college in Greater Noida, “The expressway is so picturesque as compared to any other place in the city. It’s a nice place to be when the weather is pleasant – not just for a chai ki chuski but for beer parties, too! Driving on the entire stretch of Noida-Greater Noida Expressway with your girlfriend is so much better than sitting at a crowded place and being stared at. There’s hardly anyone to stare or pass comments on the Expressway.”
The Uttar Pradesh tourism department is working on a signal-free link between the country’s three popular and among the most visited historical sites of Red Fort and Raj Ghat and Taj Mahal. The project includes a Rs 550-crore elevated road connecting Chilla regulator, which connects Noida and Delhi via Mayur Vihar, with Mahamaya flyover on the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway. It also entails removal of five traffic signals on the route.