Three new Metro routes gear up for Gr Noida and Noida to improve connectivity

The construction of three corridors was going at a slow pace as they needed approvals from various bodies in Uttar Pradesh and the Union government.

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NOIDA (Metro Rail News): The authorities in Noida and Greater Noida are preparing to expand Metro rail connectivity in the twin industrial cities for the advantage of citizens residing in interior pockets. In order to enable a seamless commute from Greater Noida to Delhi, the process of directly connecting the Aqua Line with the Blue Line has already been started, sources stated.

The authorities are working on three Metro corridors, including a 14.5-km line branching from Sector 51 on the Aqua Line in Noida to Knowledge Park-V in Greater Noida, a 2.6-km corridor from Knowledge Park-V to Bodaki in Greater Noida, and an extension of the Metro link from the Botanical Garden Metro station on the Blue Line to Sector 142 Metro station, which is on the Aqua Line.

The construction of three corridors was going at a slow pace as they needed approvals from various bodies in Uttar Pradesh and the Union government. The Uttar Pradesh government approved the detailed project report (DPR) of the 14.5-km Aqua Line expansion corridor in 2019, but the Union government has not yet given its final permission, officials stated.

Similarly the Greater Noida authority approved the DPR for the 2.6-km Aqua Line extension from Knowledge Park-V to Bodaki and forwarded it to the UP government for approval in September of this year.

The alignment of the proposed Metro link, which would connect the Botanical Garden Metro station, which is on the Blue Line, to Sector 142 of the Aqua Line, has not yet been decided by the Noida authorities and the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC).

“The central government is likely to give its nod for the 14.5-km Metro line extension from Noida’s Sector 51 to Greater Noida’s Knowledge Park-V any time next month as the work on the project is on a fast track. We aim to start work on the ground by the end of November. The 2.6-km corridor from Aqua Line’s Knowledge Park-V to Bodaki in Greater Noida has also been approved and work will start soon. We are about to finalise the alignment on the third corridor connecting Botanical Garden to Sector 142,” said Ritu Maheshwari, chief executive officer (CEO) of the Noida and Greater Noida authorities and managing director, of NMRC.

CEO Maheshwari further added, “We had a meeting with all stakeholders, residents and industrialists. We discussed the route options to connect Delhi Metro’s Blue Line with Noida Metro’s Aqua Line. They have expressed their views and we will soon finalise the alignment and start work on ground.”

 

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