DPR prepared for Jewar Airport
Greater Noida: The extension of Metro rail from Greater Noida to upcoming International Airport at Jewar 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 Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA). Officials said that once the project gets its approval, it is expected that it can be thrown open to commuters by 2025.
The newly built metro track will connect Pari chowk metro station in Greater Noida to Airport terminal in Jewar. Greater Noida and Yamuna authorities will join hands to work on this project. The track will have a total of 25 stations out of which eight stations will fall under the Greater Noida Authority while seventeen will fall under the Yamuna Expressway authority.
According to YEIDA officials, the project cost is estimated to be Rs 5708 crore. It will cover a stretch of around 35.64 kilometres from Pari Chowk in Greater Noida.
"Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has prepared the DPR for the project. Soon, we will present it in the board meeting. Once the project gets approved, the DPR will be sent to the Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) to explore the possibility of funding the metro project. We will make sure that the construction 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 senior YEIDA official.
According to sources, most of the stations on the Metro corridor will be elevated while couple of stations in the vicinity of airport will be underground. Among the stations will be Greater Noida's Knowledge Park 2, from where the metro track will be elevated on the green belt which runs parallel to Yamuna Expressway. While the metro track will be underground from Jewar's Nangla Hukum Singh Station to airport terminal. The report further said that the distance between the two metro stations will be 1 km to 1.45 km. There will be about 2.7 km of metro track at the Jewar Airport area.
"The newly proposed metro corridor will work on two separate models. In the first phase, the metro will run directly to Jewar airport but it is expected that the population in the area will rise in the next three to four years. A separate model connecting all the sectors falling near the metro corridor will be implemented" the officer added.
Further it is expected that operations at Jewar airport are expected to be started by 2022/23 while the work at metro corridor will start from 2020 and is expected to be thrown open to commuters by 2025. The project is aimed to connect the Jewar airport directly with Delhi and will provide a seamless flow of traffic and better connectivity.