Greater Noida was a part of Noida; during the 1990s the Noida extension (now a part of Gautam Buddh Nagar) became what is today known as Greater Noida. Greater Noida has left Gurgaon behind in growth when it comes to absorption or sale of residential units and project launches.
Development is managed by the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA). Greater Noida is connected to Agra by the six-lane Yamuna Expressway. The annual Indian Grand Prix is held at the Buddh International Circuit which has helped putting the city firmly on the global map.
Greater Noida Cricket Stadium is an under-construction cricket stadium in Greater Noida, India. It is being built along with the Buddh International Circuit. No doubts that after Chandigarh, Greater Noida is the second best planned city of India.
Greater Noida West
Greater Noida West previously known as Noida extension is a part of Greater Noida, in Gautam Budh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh and consists of 16 villages. All sectors under Noida Extension (Sector 1 to 4) are very much a part of the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA).
As of late 2012, plans are being formed to rename it to Greater Noida (West). This area was primarily envisioned to provide planned housing for about a million middle and upper middle class citizens in the NCR region. Its proximity to upcoming FNG highway & developed sectors of Noida have played a key role in it’s speedily development & generating interests of buyers.
It is planned to have excellent connectivity to the other parts of the region using Metro, road and rail. Systematic infrastructure developments and vision to create residential and commercial spaces in the same region fueled its realty and commercial growth. Planned IT parks and industries in this area along with innumerable housing projects are important avenues for providing employment in this region. This area, however, is touched by land acquisition issues. Approval of the development master plan by NCR planning board has paved the way for rapid infrastructure, social and cultural development in this area. GNIDA declared its plans to extend the Noida City Centre line to Noida Extension with DMRC and further to Boraki to fuel the growth prospects in this area. Noida Extension has re-established itself as an excellently connected, planned yet affordable housing destination for urban dwellers in the NCR region. 16 villages in Noida Extension are Shahberi, Devia, Patwari, Ghanghola, Bisrakh, Roza-Yakoobpur, Haibatpur, Itaidha, Patwari, Noida, Aminabad, Khairpur, Asadallapur and Chipyana Buzurg.
It was conceived with the idea of reducing the travel time between Delhi and Agra. But the project could not start because of a change of government in the state in 2003 and also it wasn't financially viable back in 2003. The project was reactivated in 2007 when Mayawati regained power and was renamed Yamuna Expressway. Yamuna Expressway Project was implemented by JayPee Group. JayPee Sports City, which is an integrated township, is spread over 5500 acres of land throughout the both sides of the expressway. Various developers have joined hands with JayPee group to develop this area into Residential, Commercial & IT hub. Many reputed Builders are coming up with their projects along the expressway & with a close proximity to upcoming International Airport at JEWAR & India’s only F1 Track racing arena – Budhh International Circuit.