Noida: As many as 35 farmhouse homeowners have written to the Noida Authority, explaining why their properties alongside the Yamuna shouldn’t be demolished. The transfer is in line with an Allahabad excessive courtroom order of June 14.
Listening to a bunch of petitions by farmhouse homeowners from Sector 135, the excessive courtroom had directed the authority to keep up established order for the following 20 days. The courtroom had requested the petitioners to file their objections to the authority’s ongoing demolition drive within the first 10 days. It had additionally directed the authority to reply to the letters over the following 10 days.
Officers mentioned on Tuesday they have been inspecting the factors the farmhouse homeowners had cited of their letters and would begin replying to every of them from Wednesday. A lot of the objections, they mentioned, had been despatched through e mail.
The officers, nonetheless, clarified that the drive towards farmhouses on the floodplains would proceed as normal. To date, 124 farmhouses, together with three golf equipment, have been demolished by the authority. Noida has declared 1,000 farmhouses within the space unlawful and introduced they’d be demolished.
A farmhouse proprietor mentioned they have been ready for the authority’s reply to determine on their subsequent motion. “Now we have made our stand clear and hope the authority will see our circumstances rationally. Now we have not accomplished any everlasting development right here and are fairly conserving the ecosystem,” he added.
The farmhouse homeowners identified to the authority that none of their properties might be dubbed unlawful. They cited a 2016 notification issued by the Union ministry of water sources, river improvement and Ganga rejuvenation that clarified that development was prohibited solely on “lively” floodplain areas.
“Our properties will not be on the lively floodplains. The world the place they’re constructed is a non-active zone,” one of many petitions learn.
The petitioners additionally referred to a 2011 order of the excessive courtroom, which prohibits development inside 500 metres of the very best flood stage (HFL) of the Ganga in Prayagraj. They claimed their farmhouses weren’t on the very best flood stage.
The letters additionally questioned Noida’s authority in finishing up the demolitions, saying that Nangla Nangli and its surrounding villages, the place the utmost variety of farmhouses are constructed, weren’t notified underneath the Uttar Pradesh Industrial Space Improvement Act.
“The world involved was not part of the Grasp Plan 2021. It has been proven for the primary time as a riverfront improvement space within the Grasp Plan 2031. A number of representations have been made to the state authorities for modification of the plan,” one of many letters learn.