NEW DELHI (METRO RAIL NEWS): The Shivaji Stadium Metro station on the DMRC’s airport express line is expected to be the starting point for this projected Metro route in Delhi. To go to the airport at Jewar, it will most likely pass through Greater Noida’s Pari Chowk.
Officials said the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (Yeida) and the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) signed a memorandum of understanding on Thursday to prepare a feasibility report for a Metro corridor to provide direct connectivity between Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport and the upcoming Noida International Airport at Jewar.
The Shivaji Stadium Metro station on the DMRC’s airport express line is expected to be the starting point for this projected Metro route in Delhi. To go to the airport at Jewar, it will most likely pass through Greater Noida’s Pari Chowk.
DMRC has been hired by Yeida to work on the project in two parts, according to officials. In the presence of the authority’s chief executive officer Arun Vir Singh and DMRC’s business development officer Pramit Garg, the memorandum of understanding was signed at Yeida’s Sector Omega-2 office.
“We have requested DMRC to provide a complete project report for the 35.64-kilometre Metro project from Greater Noida’s Pari Chowk to Jewar, where the Noida international airport is being built,” says the statement. A feasibility assessment for a Metro link between Pari Chowk in Greater Noida and Delhi’s Shivaji Stadium has also been assigned to DMRC. After signing the MoU, Yeida CEO Arun Vir Singh remarked, “This corridor will provide smooth connectivity between Delhi’s IGI airport via the airport Metro’s airport express line.”
In the following nine months, Yeida has asked DMRC to prepare the project report and feasibility report.
Yamuna International Airport Private Limited has begun development on the airport project, which is projected to be completed by 2024. Officials from Yeida stated they hoped to have the Metro link and the airport operational at the same time. They stated that after the project report is completed, the financial modalities will be finalised.
“We want to give multi-model connectivity from Noida airport to the rest of Delhi-NCR so that people may travel in comfort,” says the company. The Metro project will be critical for the new airport since it will assist commuters greatly,” Singh added.
After the IGI airport and the civilian terminal at Ghaziabad’s Hindon airport, the airport is expected to be the largest in India and the third in the NCR. The Uttar Pradesh government approved the design of the Jewar airport in December 2020. The new international airport is expected to help Delhi airport cope with its growing passenger load.
Yamuna International Airport Private Limited, a special purpose organisation established to handle the airport project, has started erecting boundary walls and levelling the ground. The airport is scheduled to open in 2024 and will cost roughly 20,000 crores to build.
The government also intends to build a smart city on 1,400 acres of land near the airport.