By Accommodation Times Bureau
The proposed airport at Greater Noida is getting privilege to have direct Metro connectivity with the capital.
The Uttar Pradesh government has revealed it to the aviation ministry that it will extend the current Greater Noida Metro line to the airport site at Jewar, said aviation secretary R N Choubey.
“This was conveyed to us during a recent meeting. The Metro line is currently cleared till Pari Chowk in Greater Noida and will be extended from there,” adds Choubey.
Executive director of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Anuj Dayal said: “The proposed link of about 23km is from Pari Chowk to Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Area’s (YEIDA) Sector 20. The corporation had prepared the alignment, station location and traffic study and submitted it to the UP government last year.”
Elevated Metro track may cost about Rs 200 crore per km, experts say.
On the next stage UP will ask DMRC to create a detailed project report about the work out cost of various options like under, over ground or at road level and will then sanction the cost estimates.