Noida: The Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) has received the go-ahead from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for painting the pillars and viaduct of the 29-km Noida-Greater Noida Metro corridor.
NMRC executive director Saumya Srivastava said the project, costing about Rs 6 crore, would drastically change the appearance of metro pillars, which are usually dull and grey. “After discussions with DMRC, we have proposed that the pillars and viaduct be adorned with wall art or murals can be painted creatively on them, making them attractive,” said Srivastava, who also holds charge of Noida as deputy CEO.
“We are fine-tuning the proposal and will implement it once the track is in place,” he said.
“Normally DMRC has been setting up eight U-girders in a 24-hour cycle. However, for this track, DMRC is fixing 12 U-girders, which means 152 metres of viaduct will be in place in 24 hours,” he said. “So far we have already completed 2km of viaduct in Noida and Greater Noida,” he said. Out of a total 1,800 U-girders, 200 have been cast till now. Out of a total of 1,000 piers, 400 have already been completed, officials said. The corridor is likely to roll by the end of 2017. Once this track, costing Rs 5,533 crore, is in place it would not only provide a fast link between the two townships but also bring these places closer to the national capital.