The Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (Yeida) is likely to finalise the draft Master Plan-2041 (MP-2041) by March next year. The Plan will detail out the future urbanization to be done along the 165km Yamuna Expressway that connects Greater Noida with Agra. Presently, Yeida is developing the urban centres along the expressway as per the provisions of the Master Plan-2031 which was prepared in 2013. Once the draft plan is ready, it will be sent to the National Capital Region Planning Board and the state government for approvals. Once the NCRPB gives green signal, then Yeida will engage in urbanization in line with the provisions approved in the master plan.
The MP-2041 will contain exact details as to how much agricultural land will have to be acquired in Bulandshahr, Gautam Budh Nagar, Aligarh, Mathura, Hathras and Agra for future projects. The master plan will also define the land uses for residential, industrial, commercial, institutional and greenery development along the expressway area. It should be noted that area along the expressway has started witnessing a rapid industrial growth after Switzerland company Zurich International AG signed an agreement to develop Noida International Greenfield Airport at Jewar. Work at the site is expected to start by mid-June next year.
Around 2 lakh hectares from 1,187 villages of the above six districts were notified under Yeida. So far, it has acquired at least 25,000 hectares of land for its various schemes.
In MP-2041, the authority will define the nature of the uses of land to be sold to investors and property buyers and how the development around the aviation hub will take place.