Greater Noida: The Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) is planning to revive the proposed high-speed Metro project linking Greater Noida and the sanctioned international airport at Jewar. The proposal is likely to be approved by the YEIDA board in a meeting to be held on September 4.
YEIDA had first proposed the Metro corridor in February 2014, and again in June 2015. In June 2016, DMRC had told the civic body that it was too early to prepare a feasibility report for the proposed corridor, and had suggested that it be done after five years.
YEIDA officials, however, said the Authority has again decided to revive the project in order to provide connectivity to the urbanising area, and will ask DMRC to prepare a detailed project report for the project. “The proposed 39-km Metro track will be aligned at road level along the Yamuna expressway. It will link the zero point of the Yamuna expressway in Greater Noida to the Jewar airport. This track will also be linked to the under-construction Metro corridor connecting Noida and Greater Noida,” YEIDA chief executive officer (CEO) Arunvir Singh told Media.
Meanwhile, the YEIDA board will also put its stamp of approval on the funding plan for the airport in the upcoming meeting. YEIDA, which is the nodal agency for the airport project, has held preliminary talks with two central government agencies — National Capital Region Planning Board and the Housing and Urban Development Corporation Limited — on Tuesday to arrange a loan of Rs 3,000 crore. The boad will also discuss land use change of the land earmarked for the airport.
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