Express news service
NOIDA: Eighteen years after its creation, the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) officially named its urban area Yeida City on Wednesday. Arunvir Singh, managing director of YEIDA, told the Morning Standard that he had notified the order and would now pass the information on to the government of Uttar Pradesh.
The YEIDA region is surrounded by Noida, Greater Noida, Faridabad, Khurja, Dadri, Aligarh, Mathura, Agra and covers six districts of Uttar Pradesh over an area of ââ2,688 kmÂ². Officials say the area was renamed after 25,000 beneficiaries were given land and apartments, including residential and industrial land. âAs the city is developing at a rapid pace, we thought it was time to rename and give it a unique identity and address,â Singh said. âWe decided to call it Yeida city according to the same principle adopted to name Noida and Greater Noida. We have made sure the name is distinctive to avoid confusion.
According to the YEIDA 2031 master plan, the YEIDA area consists of 24,739 hectares as an urban area. Of these 4,569 (19%) are reserved for residential purposes, 4,698 hectares for industry (20%) and a maximum area of ââ5,148 hectares (22%) for plant cover. About 334 villages of Gautam Buddh Nagar, Bulandshahar, Aligarh, Mahamaya Nagar (Hatras), Mathura and Agra are notified under YEIDA.