Noida Metro|Noida-Greater Noida Metro corridor will be operational by June 2017

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Noida: About 15% of work on the 28.8-km Noida-Greater Noida Metro corridor has been completed, the fifth board meeting of the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) was told on Monday.

NMRC chairperson Alok Ranjan – who is also chief secretary, Uttar Pradesh – convened the meeting also attended by Rama Raman, who is also NMRC’s managing director, and G P Singh, executive director of NMRC, were present. Ranjan expressed satisfaction at the progress of the Metro track and said, “The route will be operational by June 2017.”

The board addressed 22 issues on the agenda.

With the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) having been granted 5% stake in NMRC, the board approved Arun Vir Singh, CEO of YEIDA, as one of the directors of the company. Deepak Agarwal, CEO of Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority, has also been made a director.

Ranjan also said he was satisfied with the progress of the state-of-the-art bus project. He reviewed the progress of the 100 buses being put on track by March 2016.

The NMRC board finalised that a Metro train will run between Sector 142 and Okhla Bird Sanctuary. The Noida Authority was mulling over bringing a tram service for the route. It also approved the detailed project report (DPR) for the corridor.

According to the DPR, the corridor till Sector 142 will have eight stations – Okhla Bird Sanctuary, Noida sectors 91, 93, 94, 98, 125, 136 and 142. Measuring around 10.92 km, the track is likely to come up at a cost of Rs 2,127 crore. Once in place, the track will bring Noida, Faridabad and Greater Noida closer to Delhi and will improve connectivity within the city.

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