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Noida to get monorail, swanky new buses

Noida too is going to join the growing number of cities that will have a monorail system in the next few years. Once the phase 3 Metro expansion is complete, the Noida Authority will start building a monorail network. Darpan Singh reports.

india Updated: Jan 28, 2012 00:29 IST
Darpan Singh

Noida too is going to join the growing number of cities that will have a monorail system in the next few years. Once the phase 3 Metro expansion is complete, the Noida Authority will start building a monorail network.


The authority is currently working on the extension of two Metro lines — from City Centre to NH-24 and from Botanical Garden to Kalindi Kunj. “These projects are expected to be completed in four years. Then, we will begin work on monorail,” authority chief executive officer SK Dwivedi said.

The Noida Authority is also working to improve its local bus network, which — going by its rickety fleet of state-run buses — is in a shambles.

Dwivedi also revealed that the existing rickety buses will be replaced by swanky ones, complete with global positioning system (GPS). These buses, he said, will run on rapid transit corridors.

“This will ease the perennial snarls and will also check accidents. We are formulating a special purpose vehicle to work on the upgrade,” the CEO said.

Meanwhile, Greater Noida officials said the work on the proposed Noida-Greater Noida Metro link has been delayed due to fund crunch. “The project is tentatively billed at Rs 5,000 crore,” said Greater Noida CEO Rama Raman.