Ext of Noida-Gr. Noida West Metro soon
The extension of Metro rail from Noida to Greater Noida- West seems to become a reality soon as the board has prepared detailed project report (DPR) of the same which is just left for the approval in the upcoming board meeting of Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) and Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC).
The newly built metro track will connect Noida sector 71 to Gaur Chowk in Greater Noida-West. Noida and Greater Noida authorities will join hands to work on this project. Two stations will fall under the Noida Authority while one will fall under the Greater Noida authority.
According to officials of the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC), the project cost is estimated to be Rs 600 crore. It will cover a stretch of around 8 kilometres.
"The DPR has been prepared for the same. Soon, we will present it in the board meeting. Once the project gets approved, the work on the metro corridor will be started with the same pace as was carried out on the Aqua line of Noida-Greater Noida metro corridor," said a GNIDA official.
According to sources, all the stations on the Metro corridor will be elevated.
The first station will be situated near Sector 70 while the second will connect to Sector 121/122. The last station on the metro line will cross the Hindon river and will connect Gaur Chowk with the Metro corridor. This station will vest under the Greater Noida authority.
"We are working upon the extension of the metro corridor to Greater Noida-West. A report for the same has been prepared. We are constantly in touch with the Noida Metro Rail Corporation. Once built, the connectivity issues between Noida and Greater Noida west will be resolved," said Debashish Panda, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), GNIDA. There are over two hundred builder's projects in Greater Noida-West which accommodates around two to three lakh families.
As of now, around 16,000 families have taken the possession of their homes in various residential projects of Greater Noida-West and it is expected that the population will rise to over 10 lakh in the next three to four years. According to the rise in population, there is an acute need of such infrastructural projects in the area for the seamless flow of traffic and better connectivity.