The Noida authority has completed preparations for a new Metro link between Noida and south Delhi.
“Once these formalities are completed, the authority will sign a MoU with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). Work on the new line will begin soon,” said a Noida authority official.
The entire line will be elevated. The maximum speed for Metro trains will be 85 kmph. The average speed will be 32 kmph. The authority will also set up a dedicated power sub-station for the new Metro line.
The project for the construction of the 3.9-km line between Noida’s Botanical Garden and Kalindi Kunj in Delhi would cost Rs 874 crore.
As of now, Delhi Metro enters Noida and Ghaziabad via east Delhi. The new route will provide a direct link with south Delhi areas such as Kalkaji, Malviya Nagar, Green Park and Vasant Kunj. Presently, people have to take the Noida-Dwarka route and get down at Rajiv Chowk station to change lines. The new plan will make these trips shorter.
Work will begin soon and the new line will be opened for public by 2016. The line will have three stations: Botanical Garden, Amity School and Kalindi Kunj. “The new line will be built as part of the third phase of DMRC’s expansion plans to enter outer Delhi areas,” said Chandra Bhanu Singh, deputy chief executive officer, Noida Authority.