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New Eco-sensitive zone around Okhla Sanctuary brings relief to Noida home buyers

New Eco-sensitive zone around Okhla Sanctuary brings relief to Noida home buyers

New Eco-sensitive zone around Okhla Sanctuary brings relief to Noida home buyers

The Union Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) soon plans to re-designate the Eco-sensitive zone around the Okhla Bird Sanctuary. This move brings major relief to the investors and home buyers along the Noida Expressway. According to the new proposal the DND flyway will serve as the northern boundary for the bird Sanctuary. The new boundary will be extended to 1.27 kms towards the North, as it is a rich habitat whereas the boundary would just extend to just 100 metres towards the eastern, western and the southern side.

This move has cheered several Noida real estate players and home buyers as the redrawn eco-sensitive zone does not affect any real estate project in the region. Earlier the National Green Tribunal (NGT) had demarcated 10 Kilometers radius around the Okhla Bird Sanctuary as a restricted zone, where no construction could take place. This move had resulted in stalling of several residential projects. Also, occupation certificates for 30,000 flats were not issued as they came in a non residential area.

The final notification on the draft will be completed in a week and then the process of notification will be initiated, which would also include inviting objections. The process is expected to be completed in the next three months. Once the proposal is accepted and the notification is submitted to NGT many people will be able to register their flats in the coming months. Few residential projects also available like Oasis Grandstand Noida for sale in Noida.

The proposal has been drafted according to the guidelines set aside by the honorable Supreme Court of India. The state governments of Delhi and UP have been working together to determine the ecologically sensitive area. All Sanctuaries and National parks had to specify an ecologically sensitive, according to a directive issued by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) on March 15, 2011. But UP did not declare any such boundary. Last year in July an environmentalist Amit Kumar has asked NGT to stop construction around the Bird Sanctuary in order to protect the wildlife habitat. Since there was no formal boundary declaration from the state the NGT had demarcated the 10 Kms radius around the sanctuary as a no construction zone. This order had caused major discomfort as more than 30,000 homes and several realty projects were unable to get clearance certificates from various agencies.

Last Updated: Thu Jul 23 2015

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