Many dealers are luring the unaware buyers with convincing methods to invest in properties along the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Area citing approval from YEIDA or that they aren’t part of the area notified for industrial development. The YEIDA’s Master Plan 2031 envisages development of an industrial eco-city.


The Yamuna Expressway and Greater Noida is all strewn with a barrage of hoardings and advertisements along the road with advertisement selling unaware home buyers their ‘dream houses’. After the kick start of construction of the Noida International Airport, endorsed as the eventual alternative to the IGI in Delhi, has caught the eye of property dealers in and around Jewar.

Many dealers are luring the unaware buyers with convincing methods to invest in properties along the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Area citing approval from YEIDA or that they aren’t part of the area notified for industrial development.

The first phase of development of the airport in Jewar which is scheduled to be completed by September 2024 is being managed by the civic body YEIDA.

There is a list of areas notified by YEIDA where land can be purchased but construct cannot happen until the authority’s permission is granted. “It is unlikely the authority will grant permission because development work is more or less certain,” a YEIDA official said on the condition of anonymity.

As reported by TOI, several property dealers they met had multiple options for plots within 2-3 kms from the airport’s perimeter. One of them from Greater Noida said: “You tell me your requirement (authorised or unauthorised) and I will show you such plots, which will not be acquired by YEIDA.”

Another dealer in Jewar’s residential area, right next to the airport stated that the rates of plot in the area have shot up since the airport announcement was made in November 2021. Earlier, the price was Rs 8,000 to 18,000 per yard. “It has now tripled,” he said on the condition of anonymity.

Meanwhile, a man was overseeing construction of a boundary wall on a 4-bigha plot near the service road just off the expressway on the Agra-Delhi side in Dudhera village. He introduced himself as a resident of the village and up on asking gave the number of an “ex-serviceman” – a dealer who, he said, could give more information about the land.

The ex-serviceman was contacted and he said over a call, “The plot is just 2.5km away from the airport and is not part of the Master Plan 2031. The price we are offering it in is Rs 50 lakh per bigha. We will get the registry done on your name directly from the farmer. It is part of the village land, so there is no problem from the authority’s side. Even if it is acquired by the authority in the future, you will get compensation and 7% of the plot acquired. Moreover, your adult children will also be eligible for compensation,”

The ex-serviceman also said that plots are available in Tappal, which falls under Aligarh district and is just 9km from the airport. “It’s a good time to invest in this region,” he added.

Tappal too has emerged as a favourable saleable location for most dealers and property owners as they are advertising it as land belonging to the Tappal Nagar Panchayat, and not under the jurisdiction of YEIDA.

They aren’t quite wrong about land belonging to Tappal nagar panchayat, but under YEIDA’s Master Plan Phase-2 for development around the airport, a logistics park is proposed to be built in the Tappal-Bajna Urban Center.

Last year in an attempt to look for a consultant to prepare a detailed project report (DPR) for the logistic park in Tappal-Bajna, the authority discovered that Tappal had been notified under the panchayat in December 2020 without its knowledge.

“No correspondence was ever made by the nagar panchayat to the Authority in this regard. The Uttar Pradesh Industrial Development Act has the power of overriding effect, and in view of this, the land, which had been under the Authority’s jurisdiction all along, does not seem to be legally justified under the nagar panchayat. The Authority wrote to the state government in October 2021 and January 2022 to de-notify it as it falls under the Master Plan,” said YEIDA chief executive officer Arun Vir Singh.

However, the state has not taken any action to the effect and until then plots in Tappal are being sold at premium rates.

When asked, YEIDA officials claimed they too have observed dealers doing brisk business in the area. They added, the homebuyers must do a thorough check before investing on false promises.“The names of notified villages are specified in the official gazette. Before investing, one should find out whether the property is part of village land or a YEIDA notified area,” the official cited above said.

A senior YEIDA official said it was the duty of the lekhpal and the tehsildar of an area to keep a watch on illegal constructions and inform the Authority. “If that does not happen, it means that these officials are part of the nexus,” he said. The Yamuna Authority has also stepped up action over illegal colonies and construction in the past few months.

In March, officials razed to the ground two unauthorised colonies in Jhajhar and Enayatpur areas of Bulandshahr district, located within a 6km radius of the Jewar airport. Similarly, another unauthorised colony was demolished in Dankaur, some 30km from the airport.

According to data by the Yamuna Authority, 196 cases were filed over illegal construction in the past nine months (September 2021- May 5, 2022).

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