The Federation of Noida Resident Welfare Association (FONRWA) has written a letter to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (NOIDA) Rama Raman, stating their objections on 'mixed land use policy', which was announced by the Noida Authority last year.
FONRWA in its letter highlighted that the mixed land use was being permitted on the houses located only in 24 meters and above wide roads, but there were very few desiring owners of the houses located on 24 meters wide roads. So the association has requested to bring down the limit from 24 meters to 18 meters, so that the owners of houses located in 18 meters and above wide roads can also avail the facility.
The second point FONRWA raised was issue of 'impact fee' announced by the Noida Authority. The association said that the fee announced was very high and quite harsh. And they expressed their concern that the desiring house owners won't be able to derive the benefit if the same amount is retained. And hence the association has requested to charge the impact fee on the basis of 10% of the circle rate.
The mixed land use was approved by the Noida Authority in its 180th board meeting in November 2013. As per the policy, allottees owning residential and industrial property will be able to convert it into mixed land use by 50% of the cost difference.
In that meeting NOIDA's CEO Rama Raman had said that the concept of mixed land-use is present in the Master Plan-2031 of Noida. He had invited objections and suggestions on this policy, before forwarding it finally to the UP government for approval.