For the past six months, the Greater Noida’s master plan is facing a standstill due to the absence of non-clearance from NCRPB’s. The NCR board came into picture after the Allahabad high court last year said construction would not begin till the board approved of the master plan.
The planning board has objected to the plan and said Greater Noida has a population of 1 lakh, but land is being acquired for 29 lakh. The board's regional plan 2021 recommended a population of 7 lakh by 2011 and 12 lakh by 2021. As per the Census 2011, Greater Noida has achieved a population of only 1 lakh in 15 years. This indicates a slow rate of growth of population.
About 1 lakh middle-class buyers have been paying home loan EMIs as well as monthly rentals for their current accommodations ever since the projects came to a halt six months ago.
The UP's sub-regional plan has proposed development of Greater Noida Extension (2031) for a population of 17 lakh. The total population for Greater Noida Phase-1 and Phase-2 will be about 29 lakh by 2021/2031.
Currently, development is being carried out in about 35,000 hectares of land in Greater Noida, including Noida Extension, where more than two lakh houses are planned and of them about 1 lakh have already been booked.
In phase 2, the authority has notified about 50,000 hectares of land for acquisition. NH-91, which branches out from NH-24 at Ghaziabad and goes to Kanpur, separates the two areas. The Howrah-Delhi railway line also runs parallel to NH-91.