DELHI (Metro Rail News): Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has proposed the first-ever 72 KM high-speed corridor between the forthcoming Noida airport in Jewar and Delhi’s IGI airport to ease up the process of mobility.
The metro will be built in two phases between Jewar and the New Delhi railway station, with 13 stations. In addition, the corridor will connect with Delhi’s Airport Express line to reach IGI
A DMRC team told authorities from the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) on Monday that the first phase, which will be 35 km and include both underground and elevated portions, will connect Knowledge Park 2 on the Aqua Line with the Noida airport.
There will be seven stops between Knowledge Park 2 and this independent corridor, including an interchange. By March 31, the DMRC is expected to present a full project report, followed by a feasibility study for the second phase of the metro link.
According to sources, the second phase will be roughly 37 km and run from Knowledge Park 2 to the New Delhi railway station. In addition, new Ashok Nagar and Yamuna Bank would be stationed along the line, which is expected to run parallel to the Noida expressway.
Arun Vir Singh, CEO – YEIDA, stated, “On Tuesday, DMRC gave a presentation of their proposal to connect Noida airport with Delhi’s IGI. The entire corridor will be 72km long. The first phase will be built from Jewar to Knowledge Park 2 and the second from Knowledge Park 2 to New Delhi railway station. The DPR for the first phase is likely to be ready by March 31.” The 35km first phase of the corridor is expected to cost around Rs 5,000 crore.
In the first phase, there will be seven stations. Apart from Noida airport and Knowledge Park 2, the tentative ones include Techzone, Salarpur Underpass, and sectors 18 and 20 of the Yamuna Expressway. The precise figures will be known only when the DPR is completed. However, trains on this route will travel faster than those on typical metro lines, and it may take an hour to travel between the two airports, including the interchanges.