New Delhi: In order to boost public transport infrastructure, the Union Cabinet has approved an extension of the Delhi Metro corridor from Noida City Centre to Sector-62 in Uttar Pradesh.
The extension will cover a length of 6.675 km at a cost of Rs 1,967 crore.
The extension of the Delhi Metro corridor from Noida City Centre to Noida Sector-62 is the extension to Dwarka-Noida City Centre line of Delhi Metro system.
The opening of the new line is expected to increase mobility attracting more people to this satellite town of Delhi thus decongesting the Capital city.
The population of Noida and people of surrounding areas will benefit from the extended line and is proposed to have six stations.
The corridor on Noida–Ghaziabad Metro Line is the extension from Vaishali to Mohan Nagar Metro Stations via Prahlad Garhi, Vasundhara Sector 14 and Sahibabad.
Once complete, these corridors on Noida-Ghaziabad Metro Line are expected to solve the traffic woes of the commuters to a great extent. Moreover, the line will further be connected to the Noida city center and another diversion will head towards Ghaziabad.
According to the statement, the meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad announced the approvals.
Moreover, the Government of India liability will be Rs 340.6 crore on account of Grant and Subordinate Debt.
At the project site, approximately 800 staff including engineers and other staff have been engaged. Further, the DMRC has started the recruitment of around 200 employees for Operation and Maintenance of this corridor.
Briefing reporters on the Cabinet decisions, Prasad said the total stretch for the extension is 6.675-km long and it will provide transport facilities to a large number of people living in the neighbouring city, besides catering to residents of close-by areas of Ghaziabad, outskirts of the city.
The Union Communications and Information Technology Minister added that Noida is expanding in terms of commerce and educational facilities and the extended line will help in greater mobility of people.
He further said that the project will also result in the development of more residential and commercial complexes in the region and also help more to move to the satellite town of Delhi, thus decongesting the Capital.
The project will be implemented by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), the existing Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) of the Centre and Delhi government.