Delhi-NCR’s first tram service may kick-off from Noida
The authority will work on three routes for the services and one of them is likely to be finalised soon. Officials, after going through a detailed presentation last week, confirmed that the project is on cards and announcement to this effect would be made soon.
The officials said the consultant for the project, after going through a feasibility study, had proposed three routes, of which one is expected to be short-listed soon.
Top officials, after seeing the presentation of the routes, have shown interest in a 10.5-km line connecting Mahamaya flyover with Sector 132, running parallel to the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway. Rs 20 crore will be spent on <g data-gr-id="35">1km</g> stretch, which will be borne by the authority itself.
The proposed route, which will start from near the Botanical Garden Metro station, will cover Sectors 94, 124, 125, 126, 128, 131 and 132 along the Expressway. The consultant has been asked to prepare a Detailed Project Report (DPR) and submit it <g data-gr-id="39">with in</g> a couple of weeks.
“The authority, under its Comprehensive Mobility Plan (CMP), has been planning tram services in the area. As there is a lack of public transport facility in and around the city, trams will provide a good alternate. With the starting of trams, last-mile connectivity will be ensured in most of the parts. With the expanding of the region, the proposed facility will prove a boon for residents,” said a senior official.
The authority officials said the two other routes proposed are – 7km stretch along the Master Plan-I Road, starting from the crossing of Sectors 12/22 to Sector 62 near the NIB Crossing and touching NH-24. It will also cover Khoda. The third tram route from the Botanical Garden Metro station via Golf Course to City Centre Metro station was also proposed.