Work on all the four Metro projects in Gautam Budh Nagar district, which had been held up for the past several months due to various reasons, is likely to begin by May this year.
According to sources, Noida authority officials are working hard to complete all the paper works related to the proposed Metro links — a 3.9-km route between Kalindi Kunj and Botanical Garden, the 6.7-km City Centre-Sector 62 link, 30-km City Centre-Bodaki (Greater Noida) line and 7-km Sector 71-Greater Noida West link — by the end of April.
Authority officials said Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav will inaugurate infrastructure projects worth R10,000 crore, which include the proposed Metro links and three bridges over the Yamuna, in the first week of May.
“Before the inauguration in May, the Noida authority will complete formalities of memorandum of understanding (MoU) to be signed with DMRC for the Kalindi Kunj-Botanical Garden link. We have sent the file to the urban development ministry for approval,” said a senior authority official.
The detailed project report (DPR) of the City Center-Sector 62 route has already been approved by the Noida authority. “An MoU will be signed soon. The authority is also likely to approve DPR of two proposed routes — City Center-Greater Noida’s Bodaki and Sector 71-Greater Noida West,” said the official.
Officials said that the CM would inaugurate three proposed bridges across the Yamuna — one near Okhla Barrage and one each in sectors 150 and 168 to connect the city with Faridabad.