Famous rock star Jon Bon Jovi had once said in his quintessential dash of style and I care a darn verve, “No man is an island.” Probably, he never meant it like that. But there’s unfound depth in the statement. Maybe if you were to put the quote in the context of urban planning, then you’d find that it’s true that no man’s an island for there are no islands left anyway. Or, at the best, very little of them in today’s fast paced world where development at the cost of eating up of free, green spaces has become the norm.
Everywhere that one sees are cities. Cities that are even made of villages as is the case with the Satellite city in Noida. You read that right. Among the new rather brand new attractions in the mega cosmopolis called Noida, is the satellite city.
Ever heard that before? Well, it’s a very recent development, something that came about only in the recent past.
But there’s also some catch with the satellite city in Noida. Apparently, this key feature in all news pieces will be formed only after the addition of no fewer than 86 villages.
Had one not acquired as many as 86 villages, there may not have been even a plan regarding any satellite city in Noida.
But that said, true to any mega infrastructure project that touches various aspects of human life, health, green building, urban and sustainable design and whatnot, the satellite city of Noida too will boast of some intricate or sophisticated elements.
Now, having said that what exactly will the satellite city in Noida entail? What shall be its salient features? Just what salient features can one expect to see in the up and coming satellite city in Noida?
The above told,the following piece of information appeared in the revered India Today on a very poignant development in the hotbed of North India’s development:
Reportedly, the township has to be developed over 86 villages, among which 80 have already been notified by the UP government in January this year. Out of these 80 villages, 20 are in Dadri and the remaining in the neighbouring Bulandshahr district.
Meanwhile, the School of Planning and Architecture (SPA) conducted a survey as guided by the Authority which revealed that 5 of these 80 notified villages could be denotified by the state government as they are not commonly connected to the land that needs to be developed, which will leave 11 villages in total to be notified.
According to a report published in the Times of India (TOI), the first step in planning the new township was to superimpose the village map over the revenue map to find out the actual position, said officials of the planning division, Noida Authority.
However, according to the planning team, the 5 villages which were notified and cut off from the rest were difficult to include in the overall planning of the new town.
Now, if all of that does not sound exciting enough to imagine just how passionately is Noida going about developing infrastructure, then what will suffice?