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NMRC decides to get 11 trains for Noida-Greater Noida metro corridor

noida Updated: Mar 01, 2017 12:20 IST
Sohil Sehran
Sohil Sehran
Hindustan Times
The 11th board meeting of the Noida Metro Rail Corporation, which was held on Tuesday, was chaired by UP chief secretary Rahul Bhatnagar.
The 11th board meeting of the Noida Metro Rail Corporation, which was held on Tuesday, was chaired by UP chief secretary Rahul Bhatnagar.

The Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) has decided to procure 11 set of trains having four coaches each for the 29.7-kilometre long Noida-Greater Noida metro stretch which is slated to start operations in April 2018.

The trial run over the corridor will begin in November 2017 before the launch in April.

This was decided in NMRC’s board meeting chaired by the chief secretary of the Uttar Pradesh government, Rahul Bhatnagar on Tuesday. Bhatnagar is chairman of the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC).

Bhatnagar also lauded NMRC’s achievement of making it to the Limca Book of Records. In May 2016, DMRC engineers working on the Noida-Greater Noida corridor had put up 200 U-shaped girders on the entire corridor in a single month, creating a record. Principal secretary (infrastructure and industrial development), Rama Raman, and managing director, NMRC, Santosh Yadav, handed over the record certificate to the chief secretary.

Officers also reviewed the functioning of the city bus service and evaluated the execution of the metro corridor. They said 50 non-AC buses will soon be added to the existing fleet of 50 AC buses under the city bus service. A committee will also be constituted to decide the type and size of the non-AC buses to be purchased to ensure that they are able to ply on the city’s narrow internal roads.

Bhatnagar also praised the multi-modal traffic integration plan and directed that the plan be implemented at all metro stations so that all types of vehicles can be parked there.

He also directed NMRC officials to beautify the 10-km section of the metro line that passes through Noida to Greater Noida expressway and told officers that the state’s tourism spots be taken into consideration and be highlighted in the beautification exercise.

It was also decided in the meeting that a battalion of the provincial armed constabulary (PAC) would be formed for the security of the corridor.

The chief secretary added that a proposal will be taken up with the state government to provide electricity at a subsidised rate and give a rebate on value added taxes (VAT). While concluding the meeting, deadlines were fixed for various works and the engineering wing was directed to execute the project round-the-clock.

First Published: Feb 28, 2017 22:29 IST

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