The Yamuna Expressway Authority has decided to plan the development of new sectors in a phase-wise manner in its master plan for 2041, away with zoning regulations. The decision was taken by YEIDA officials at a meeting on Thursday.

Accordingly, the consultant was directed to make changes in the draft master plan and present it before the Authority within a week.

Given the massive extent of industrial development in the region for the upcoming Noida International Airport in Jewar and mega projects like Film City, Medical Device Park, and Data Park. Officials said that the Authority plans to keep its sectors for development as and when required.

An official told TOI that providing land to the companies may get affected if the development of sectors is rooted in a phase-wise manner. 

Also, major land uses such as commercial, industrial, offices, residential, public and semi-public facilities, parks and open spaces, and agriculture are shown in the master plan. However, permitted ancillary activities under major land uses are allowed on zoning regulations, which are not possible to be shown separately on the map. 

Considering the zoning regulations, the competent authority makes provisions for various ancillary or incidental activities in the new plans. Officials said it was mainly done by the urban development authorities after taking charge. However, YEIDA being an industrial region, this is not made part of the master plan.

The master plan 2041 encompasses areas of Gautam Budh Nagar and Bulandshahr. A total population of 35.51 lakh and a total developable area of 32,167 hectares have been proposed, according to the master plan. 

Authority’s board approved it in August this year, thereafter public objections and suggestions were sought. Officials said that all objections have been resolved. Now, the Authority held a review meeting on Thursday before sending the master plan to the government for approval. 

The master plan is intended to create an “appropriate urban form for the Greenfield city and provide adequate space for airport city-side development”.

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