Noida’s Film City in Sector 16 might soon have a competitor. If all goes according to plan, a Mumbai-based company will begin work on a new film city along the Yamuna Expressway. If that happens, Noida will be home to two film cities.
Arun Vir Singh, CEO, YEIDA (Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority), says, “A company has proposed a project to establish a film city in Sector 29 of Yamuna City along the Expressway, and asked for 310 acres of land for it. We’ve already seen their presentation and now will negotiate the price and other details. Once the negotiations are done, the land will be allotted for the project.”
Though officials have not yet set a specific date for the project to begin, the film city will be similar to Mumbai’s Film City. Yamuna City is a township developed by a private builder and lies 30 km from Noida, along the Yamuna Expressway. YEIDA, one of the three development authorities in Gautam Budh Nagar, has been planning the development of a film city for a few years now.
The Sec 16A Noida Film City was established over two decades ago and houses numerous film studios, apart from several media houses. Of late, the Noida Film City has been the venue for the shoot of upcoming films like the Sridevi-starrer Mom and Akshay Kumar and Rajnikanth’s 2.0. However, despite the presence of a number of studios, the film city is more an office complex, with many media and other companies having offices there.
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