Noida Authority to examine green belts within housing societies
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Noida Authority to examine green belts within housing societies

The Noida Authority will examine all green belts within group housing societies and around commercial complexes, drawing lessons from the Supertech twin towers, which were ordered to be demolished by the Supreme Court for violating laws.

The city has set aside 800 acre for a green belt. Green belts within complexes will be surveyed soon by officials.

According to a Noida Authority official, those located within group housing societies, in particular, require more attention.

The official added that the second focus area will be commercial allotments and IT parks, to see how much green belt land they have left and whether they are following the approved building plan.

Several group housing societies have complained to the Noida Authority about green belts being encroached upon.

Green belts approved in building plans have been diverted for parking vehicles or the construction of sewerage treatment plants, according to officials.

The green belt at Supertech's Emerald Court, which covers 7,000 sq m and is owned by Noida Authority, should have been separated from the society compound by a boundary wall, but it wasn't and has been used by the society for years.

The Noida Authority dispatched staff to measure the green belt and demarcate it with a fence.

The Supreme Court gave the Noida Authority three months to bring down the twin towers when it issued the order on 31st August.

Through a video link, a team of experts from the Central Building Research Institute (CBRI) in Roorkee held an in-depth discussion with Noida officials.

According to sources, the CBRI experts will present their findings next week.

CBRI will also assist in locating organisations with experience in using explosives to bring down highrises.

Officials say they're looking for companies that can do the job in a controlled environment and handle structures up to 150 m tall.

Experts previously told the media that it may need to seek help from foreign agencies because no building of the twin towers' height has ever been brought down in India.

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Also read: Demolition of Supertech twin towers poses challenges for India

The Noida Authority will examine all green belts within group housing societies and around commercial complexes, drawing lessons from the Supertech twin towers, which were ordered to be demolished by the Supreme Court for violating laws. The city has set aside 800 acre for a green belt. Green belts within complexes will be surveyed soon by officials. According to a Noida Authority official, those located within group housing societies, in particular, require more attention. The official added that the second focus area will be commercial allotments and IT parks, to see how much green belt land they have left and whether they are following the approved building plan. Several group housing societies have complained to the Noida Authority about green belts being encroached upon. Green belts approved in building plans have been diverted for parking vehicles or the construction of sewerage treatment plants, according to officials. The green belt at Supertech's Emerald Court, which covers 7,000 sq m and is owned by Noida Authority, should have been separated from the society compound by a boundary wall, but it wasn't and has been used by the society for years. The Noida Authority dispatched staff to measure the green belt and demarcate it with a fence. The Supreme Court gave the Noida Authority three months to bring down the twin towers when it issued the order on 31st August. Through a video link, a team of experts from the Central Building Research Institute (CBRI) in Roorkee held an in-depth discussion with Noida officials. According to sources, the CBRI experts will present their findings next week. CBRI will also assist in locating organisations with experience in using explosives to bring down highrises. Officials say they're looking for companies that can do the job in a controlled environment and handle structures up to 150 m tall. Experts previously told the media that it may need to seek help from foreign agencies because no building of the twin towers' height has ever been brought down in India. Image SourceAlso read: Demolition of Supertech twin towers poses challenges for India

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