Greater Noida: The visit of Chief Minister Mayawati to Noida on Friday has brightened the possibilities of Gautam Budh Nagar being declared as new Division of Uttar Pradesh.

It is expected that the CM will declare it as the 19th division in the state.

According to the sources the new division will include districts of Ghaziabad and Bulandshahr. It is expected that either Badalpur or Dankaur can be made as the divisional headquarters.  Senior administrative officials have backed Badalpur as the main headquarter.

Pointing out the reasons to form Badalpur as the headquarters, sources say, it will be easy to commute to Badalpur via Grand Trunk (GT) Road which covers Ghaziabad and Bulandshahr.

A 60 metre wide road is under construction to make commuting easy from Noida and Greater Noida. More so, peripheral highway will also pass through Badalpur.

However, considering the proposed Yamuna city and airport construction many are in the favour of making headquarter in Dankaur.

JPN/Bureau