14,000 Sqm Noida Land Cleared Of Encroachments
The Noida Authority on Wednesday said it has demolished encroachments near four villages on Yamuna floodplains here and sought legal action against “land mafia” involved in illegal constructions, according to officials.
The Noida Authority said it got encroachment removed and illegal structures demolished on nearly 14,000 sq metre government land estimated worth Rs 60 crore. The action was taken on instructions of Noida Authority CEO Ritu Maheshwari and is part of an ongoing anti-encroachment campaign in Noida. The land cleared of encroachers and illegal occupation is pegged worth Rs 60 crore.
Around 7,000 sq metre of land in Kakrala Khbaspur village and another measuring 6,800 sq metre in Yakoobpur village was occupied by encroachers. “Some people had illegally cut the ‘pusta’ of the Irrigation Department and illegally made pathways on the Noida Authority’s notified land in villages Nagla-Nagli, Chak Basantpur, Raipur Khadar and Asgarpur Jagir. These people would show the illegally constructed pathways and electric poles to lure gullible buyers and sold them illegal plots and farm houses,” ,” the Authority said in a statement.
Fourteen such pathways linked to the Irrigation Department were demolished on Wednesday while Noida Authority CEO Ritu Maheshwari has written to Police Commissioner Alok Singh and District Magistrate Suhas L Y, recommending strict legal action against the people involved in it, according to the statement.