Noida, Gr Noida mull two new Metro lines
The authorities, which aim to cover most parts of Gautam Budh Nagar district, have decided to work on Metro expansion and the decision is likely to be announced in their board meeting scheduled in August.
As per reports, collective distance of both the lines will be 27.5km, which will cover most parts of Greater Noida West, formerly known as Noida Extension. The authorities, which have already conducted a feasibility study, are all set to finalise detailed project reports (DPRs) by the month-end.
The estimated cost of the lines is expected to touch Rs 5,000 crore, with Rs 200 crore to be spent on each km.
The authorities said that once the DPRs, being drafted by the Delhi Metro, are approved, an MoU will be signed between the UP government and the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). The authorities said if things go well, work on the two new projects will start by the year-end.
According to officials, the first line connecting Okhla Bird Sanctuary to Sector 143 will be of 16.5km. It will be connected to the Janakpuri-Botanical Garden line, which is under construction.
The second line from Sector 71 to Knowledge Park-V will be of 11km. The route will cover Noida Sectors 122 and 123, Greater Noida’s Sector 4, Ecotech 12, Greater Noida’s Sectors 2, 3 and 10.
Later, this line will be extended from Noida City Centre to Knowledge Park-V (KP-V) via Gaur City Square (Greater Noida Sector 4).
It may be noted that the authorities, in an effort to fast-track works on Metro links, had announced to speed up projects between Kalindi Kunj-Botanical Garden and Noida City Centre-Sector 52 stretches.
The authorities had made the announcement last month.
The officials had informed that initial works such as survey and land acquisition on 3.962km Kalindi Kunj and Botanical Garden have been completed and approach road was being constructed near the Amity University. For the second line, 6.675-km Noida City Centre-Sector 52 project, land for viaduct and stations were claimed to have been acquired.