Noida sends metro report to UP govt for approval

  • Vinod Rajput, Hindustan Times, Noida
  • Updated: Nov 03, 2015 12:46 IST
The proposed project will take the metro to Greater Noida’s developing residential zones. (Salman Ali/HT Photo)

The Noida authority has sent the detailed project report (DPR) of a 15-km metro link between Noida’s Sector 71 and Greater Noida’s Knowledge Park-5 to the Uttar Pradesh government for final approval, authority officials said on Monday.

The authority wants to expand metro connectivity towards Greater Noida’s developing residential zones and already developed industrial and educational belts with this new metro project.

“After approving this 15-km metro link project, the UP government will send it to the Union ministry of urban development for final approval. Once the Centre gives a green signal, we will take the project to the next stage. This link will provide connectivity to Greater Noida West, which is a developing realty hub. We aim to complete the project in three years after the work begins,” Rama Raman, chief executive officer of the Noida authority, said.

The Noida authority’s infrastructure department studied the DPR made by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) before sending the same to the UP government for approval.

According to the DPR, the estimated cost of this project is Rs. 3,884 crore. The metro link will have nine stations.

The elevated track of this link will be built above the divider of the road that connects Noida with Greater Noida West and another road that runs through Greater Noida’s residential, educational and industrial areas.

The DMRC has set March 2021 as the deadline for the completion of the project.

The authority also approved the DPR of an 11-km metro link form Okhla bird sanctuary to Sector 142 that will run parallel to the Noida Expressway.

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