By Accommodation Times News Services
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation is building a new metro rail network between Noida and Greater Noida. Measuring 29.707 km, it will be developed at an estimated cost of Rs 5,064 crore. DPR has submitted the detailed project report to the state government. The metro link is expected to be commissioned by 2017. The department of infrastructure and industrial development said the DPR was being forwarded to the urban development ministry for further action.
The project is implemented in order to ease the connectivity from between the two major developing hubs. The metro will cover the all major stations in the route from Noida City Center in sector 32 the metro will cover stations in sectors 50, 51, 78, 101, 81, Dadri road, 83, 85, 137, 142, 143, 144, 147, 153 & sector 149 in Noida and will enter Greater Noida through Knowledge Park-II and traversing Pari Chowk, Sector- Alpha 1 & 2, terminating at Depot station proposed near Recreational Green, Knowledge Park-IV in Greater Noida. Entire metro alignment is proposed to be elevated.
Principal secretary of Infrastructure & Industrial Development Department Surya Pratap Singh said, “Noida and Greater Noida are two major hubs and the population there is increasing, in order to release pressure of traffic on the Delhi-Noida route and to project population of over 15 lakhs in Noida and 12 lakhs in Greater Noida by 2031, a clean and smooth public transport facility matching the transport infrastructure of Delhi is required urgently in the area.”
“Moreover, with major industrial and business houses preferring Noida and Greater Noida for investment, Metro rail system will cater to the employees in this region,” he added. According to the DPR, 22 stations are proposed, of which 13 will be constructed on ground while seven stations will be elevated. Two stations at Knowledge Park-I and sector Delta-1 in Greater Noida are planned for future expansion.