The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) has finally decided to complete work on a number of roads, including the 12-kilometre expressway linking Greater Noida to NH-24 in Ghaziabad. While 10.5 kilometres of the 12-kilometre expressway having been completed five years ago, a 1.5-kilometre stretch on NH-24 had been encroached upon. Now, GDA vice-chairman SK Dwivedi said compensation and alternative plots of land will provided to residents along the route to clear the area in order to complete the expressway.

With a change in season, ailments like viral fevers, chicken pox and vomiting and loose motions have spread in Ghaziabad area.

Ghaziabad tops in pollution levels in the National Capital Region because of the district administration's lax approach to the problem, a local municipal councillor said here on Sunday.

The company will begin with Piped Natural Gas and Compressed Natural Gas NEW DELHI: The State-owned Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) is all set to extend its operations beyond Delhi. To begin with, it will launch supplies of the eco-friendly Piped Natural Gas (PNG) and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) for the residents of Ghaziabad in the next financial year. Reliable sources revealed that IGL, which has the licence to develop gas distribution in Ghaziabad, bordering Delhi, is expected to start operations from the first week of April. Sources said IGL Managing Director Om Narayan had written to the Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry seeking allocation of 0.2 million metric standard cubic metres per day (MMSCMD) of natural gas for meeting the PNG and CNG needs of Ghaziabad. Joint venture A joint venture of the Gas Authority of Indian Limited and the Delhi Government, IGL owns a city-wide gas pipeline network of 1,250 km in the Capital. It has 145 CNG stations. The No Objection Certificate (NOC) from Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation Limited now entitles IGL to develop, finance, operate, own and maintain natural gas distribution system to supply gas to domestic, commercial, industrial and CNG for the automotive sector. IGL has carried out the route survey for laying the pipeline network and permissions have been applied for. The Ghaziabad Development Authority has also cleared allotment of land for setting up CNG stations in the city. The decision to opt for CNG and PNG follows the decision of the Supreme Court to curb pollution levels in cities. IGL had carried out a detailed feasibility report for implementation of city gas distribution project in the cities of National Capital Region, including Ghaziabad. It has assured the UP Government that the gas pipeline distribution network will be so designed that at least 25 per cent of the capacity can be utilised for other supply companies.

on march 9, 2007, a fire in a scrap godown in an unauthorised colony in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh (up), killed a young boy and left many injured. The cause of fire is still unknown. The godown is

poisonous smoke from the burning of a dump of batteries in Ghaziabad spread on January 8, 2007. One woman succumbed due to the smoke, others complained of nausea, headache, coughing and vomiting.

Santosh Medical College in Ghaziabad, affiliated to Santosh Hospital, is a private college that has been exposed by media reports as being inadquate both in terms of infrastructure and faculty. The hospital has 800 beds, 80 per cent of which are free. But most of the facilities are not used.

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Janhit Foundation took up a study in November 2005 with the aim of confirming the continued presence of some

The samples of okra and brinjal fruit and soil collected from non-IPM and IPM fields were analyzed for insecticides viz chlorpyriphos, cypermethrin and monocrotophos, widely used in these crops in adopted village Raispur, in Ghaziabad District (UP).