The Noida authority on Tuesday said that it has given its in-principle approval for allotment of 10,000 sqm land for construction of an interchange station on the 30km Noida-Greater Noida Metro link and the 6.8km City Centre-Sector 62 Metro link.
The authority will provide land for the interchange in Sector 71. The Noida authority will approve the land transfer proposal at its board meeting next week.
“Once the proposal regarding the land is approved at the board meeting, the land will be provided to Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) for the metro project,” Pramod Kumar Aggarwal, chief executive officer of the Noida authority, said.
Work on the under-construction Noida-Greater Noida link is in full swing and it will be ready by 2017-end. Around 60% of the work on this project is already completed. The link will branch out from Sector 51 in Noida to Delta-I in Greater Noida.
Another metro link — 6.8km City Centre-Sector 62 — passing through Sector 51, is being constructed to expand metro connectivity in Noida’s sectors 51, 61, 58, 59, 62, 67, 66, 71 and 63, among others.
The Noida-Greater Noida metro link is owned by the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) and is being undertaken by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC); the City Centre-Sector 62 link is owned by DMRC.
“We need to seamlessly connect the two metro links- Noida-Greater Noida line and City Center-Sector 62 line. This 10,000 sqm is important because we will use this corridor to build an interchange to connect the two metro lines. We will build an interchange and other additional facilities in the next six months after the Noida authority gives land for the same,” Santosh Yadav, managing director of NMRC, said.
Apart from the interchange, NMRC will also build commercial space.
Union finance secretary Ashok Lavasa, on October 14, had asked the NMRC to ensure that the two metro links are seamlessly connected so that commuters are not inconvenienced.
“We are working on a seamless integration of these two projects. Also, we are developing last-mile connectivity facilities to benefit commuters,” Yadav said.