Officials of the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) on Wednesday said they have asked the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation to prepare estimates for a metro extension from Indirapuram to Mohan Nagar. The move is part of the authority’s plans to develop the Mohan Nagar intersection as a metro interchange hub in the city.
During a board meeting in April, the authority had cleared a proposal for preparation of a detailed project report for extension of Noida’s Sector 62 under-construction metro line towards Indirapuram in Ghaziabad.
“Earlier, we had proposed extending the Indirapuram line towards Mohan Nagar. Now, we have also requested the DMRC to prepare estimates for extending the line from Indirapuram towards Vasundhara and further towards the Mohan Nagar intersection. This plan will provide direct connectivity to large number of commuters travelling from trans-Hindon are towards Noida,” Vijay Kumar Yadav, authority’s vice-chairman, said.
Apart from the proposed extension of the Indirapuram line, the GDA had also proposed extending the existing metro line at Vaishali up to Mohan Nagar. The Vaishali Metro station is the culminating station in Ghaziabad for DMRC’s blue line from Dwarka in Delhi.
The Mohan Nagar intersection is also a proposed stop in the under-construction 9.41-km Dilshad Garden to New bus stand link, as part of the red line.
The authority has proposed to extend the proposed Indirapuram metro towards Kanawani, Vasundhara and up to Mohan Nagar. The authority also proposed to extend the operational 2.57-km Anand Vihar to Vaishali metro link over the Link Road towards Vasundhara and up to Mohan Nagar.
“The 9.41km metro route will become operational in October 2017. GDA has forwarded a proposal regarding further expansions and a meeting will be convened with DMRC to resolve any pending issues,” General VK Singh (retired), Ghaziabad MP, said.
Both Singh and Yadav were present at the district development monitoring committee meeting held at the district headquarters in Ghaziabad on Wednesday afternoon. The meeting also saw participation of Ghaziabad MLAs and senior district officials.