The Delhi Metro rail Corporation (DMRC) has submitted a detailed project report (DPR) for the expansion of the Metro line in Noida from City Centre (Sector 32) up to Sector 62 (NH 24-Ghaziabad border).The new line would be a 6.5-km-long elevated corridor with an estimated budget of R1,800 crore. The project is likely to be completed by 2016. "The DPR is being studied. A memorandum of understanding will soon be signed between the authority and the DMRC," said CB Singh, deputy chief executive officer, Noida authority.
There will be six new stations on the extended line, which is expected to resolve the problem of traffic congestion. People living on both sides of NH-24 will benefit from this project.
The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) would hold a high-level meeting with DMRC officials and the UP chief secretary at Lucknow on Tuesday to discuss methods to expedite extension of the Metro line from Dilshad Garden to Arthala.
“We are confident that some concrete decision would be taken at the meet,” said GDA vice-chairman Santosh Kumar Yadav.
GDA officials would discuss the extension of the Metro line from Dilshad Garden in Delhi to Arthala (near Mohan Nagar) in Ghaziabad. The 7.31km extended line would have six stations. This route would largely cater to the trans-Hindon areas of Sahibabad, Vasundhara, Lajpat Nagar, Rajendra Nagar and Shalimar Garden.
The project has an estimated cost of R815 crore and the inability of GDA to solely fund it caused delays.
Greater Noida to Ghaziabad in 20 minutes
NOIDA: The Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) and Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) have agreed to complete the construction of a 60-metre-wide and 12-km-long expressway between the two cities in the next six months. With this, the travel time between the two cities will reduce to 20 minutes.
The road links Vijay Nagar off NH-24 (Ghaziabad) and Gaur Sons crossing at Noida Extension, Greater Noida. From Noida Extension, another stretch takes motorists to Pari Chowk in Greater Noida.
GNIDA chairman Rama Raman and GDA vice-president Santosh Yadav met on Monday and cleared the project. The project had been delayed for the past 10 years because of land acquisition issues. Most of the project is ready, but a small portion (1.5km) falls in the abadi area of Ghaziabad. Of it, only 500 metre stretch is incomplete.
At present, it takes 60-90 minutes to reach Greater Noida via any of three routes.