The DMRC has submitted its technical report for the construction of a Metro line from Noida City Centre (Sector 32) to Ghaziabad border in Sector 62 (NH 24).
The Noida authority, which will spend over R1,000 crore on the project, will study the report on Monday before giving the report a final go-ahead.
“The Sector 62 line is our priority. There will be five stations on the route. The Noida authority has accepted the terms of references sent by the DMRC. We have sent our in-principle consent to the plan. There are some minor issues that need to be sorted out. Construction will start soon,” said Chandra Bhanu Singh, deputy chief executive officer, Noida authority.
Currently, Noida has six Metro stations with the service ending at Sector 32. Post-extension, Metro will cut Noida into two, providing a boost to intra-city connectivity and pass through Sector 71 crossing.
The extension will provide connectivity to sectors 32, 34, 35, 50, 51, 52, 60, 61, 62, 63 64, 65, 66, 71, 72 and NH 24. The existing Metro line caters to only 55 immediate and adjoining sectors. About 35 more sectors need to be linked to Metro.