Noida Dialogue

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Probe into delay of 55-acre theme park in Noida

July 27, 2019

The Noida authority on Friday said that it has halted the development of a theme-based park located in Sector 117 and formed a committee to probe the reasons that delayed this project.

The move to probe the theme-based sports park came after the authority’s chief executive officer Ritu Maheshwari inspected at the site and was not satisfied with the pace of the work.

“The work on this project should be halted immediately and the reason for such a long delay must be probed. The work will be restarted only after the probe is over,” said Maheshwari.

The theme-based park is spread across 55 acres. Work on this project started in 2017. However, according to officials, it was delayed as the authority is yet to acquire 33 acres of the requisite 55 acres from farmers. A part of the park was being developed on 22 acres of the available land. This park is located amid newly built group housing complexes. Authority officials are worried because the cost of this project is escalating with time, yet they are unable to acquire the required land.

Source : Hindustan Times