New Delhi: The Central Government has today approved extension of Delhi Metro‘s Dwarka Sec 21 – Noida City Center (Blue Line) to Noida Sector 62, which borders Ghaziabad in the UP, with an investment of Rs 1,967 crore. The extension will cover a distance of 6.675 km and will have six metro stations between Noida City Center and Noida Sector 62 on Blue Line. This section will provide metro facility to a large number of people living in Noida, in addition to serving residents of areas near Ghaziabad.
Briefing reporters on the decision taken cabinet minister Ravi Shanakr Prasad said that Noida is expanding in terms of commercial and educational facilities and that the expanded line will help increase people’s mobility.
The project will also help develop more residential and commercial complexes in the Noida area and will also contribute to the transition to the satellite city of Delhi, decongesting the national capital, according to an official statement.
“Under Delhi Metro corridor, metro line will be extended from Noida City Centre to Sector 62, Noida… Rs 1,967 crore would be spent on the expansion.”
According to official statement, Central Government will grant a sum of Rs 340.60 and subordinated debt for the project. The project will be implemented by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).
The population of Noida according to the 2011 census is about 6.42 Lakh.