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4 new Metro lines approved

The Noida authority board on Monday approved four new Metro lines.

india Updated: May 24, 2011 00:12 IST
Darpan Singh

The Noida authority board on Monday approved four new Metro lines.

These four lines are in addition to the already proposed Noida to Greater Noida line.

All the routes put together will improve connectivity between the twin cities and make travel to and from Delhi smoother, besides allowing people to move within Noida and Greater Noida in a much better way.

The new routes are:
From City Centre to NH-24 via Sector 71 (covering a major part of the city), from Sector 71 to Bodaki in Greater Noida via Sector 121 (this covers the Noida Extension area), from Kalindi Kunj to Botanical Garden (connecting Noida to South Delhi) and from Sector 94/124 to Sector 142 via Sector 44 (allowing Greater Noida residents to go to South Delhi without coming to Noida).

Though Metro has proved to be a great relief, intra-city connectivity continues to be a problem. A city of more than 150 sectors, there are only six stations in Noida, catering only to nine immediate and as many adjoining sectors.

The Noida board has also approved a direct Metro link between Noida and Delhi’s Sarita Vihar. It’s a 3.76-km Metro route between Noida’s Botanical Garden and Kalindi Kunj near Sarita Vihar.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has submitted a detailed project report (DPR) which puts the total cost at Rs 786 crore.

This 3.76-km line will be part of DMRC’s larger plan to link Jahangirpuri and Kalindi Kunj. A DPR for the entire plans has been prepared too.