New Delhi, May 16: In a major boost to public transport infrastructure in Noida, the Delhi Metro corridor will now be extended from Noida City Centre to Sector-62, Noida Uttar Pradesh. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Thursday has given its nod for the extension of the Metro corridor which covers a length of 6.675 km at the total completion cost of Rs. 1,967 crores.
The move will boost public transport facilities in Uttar Pradesh’s Noida. The liability of the government of India will be Rs. 340.60 crore on account of Grant and Subordinate Debt. With the metro rail in place, there will be less vehicular traffic on roads leading to less congestion, less time and cost of the journey, less consumption of fossil fuel and less environmental pollution.
The extension of Delhi Metro corridor from Noida City Centre to Noida Sector 62 is the extension to Dwarka-Noida City Centre line of Delhi Metro system. This will assure commuters about their mobility and thus more people will like to move to this satellite town of Delhi, thus decongesting Delhi. As a result, more residential and commercial complexes will develop in this region.
Here’s all you need to know:
- The approval for Extension of Delhi Metro corridor from Noida City Centre to Sector-62, Noida, Uttar Pradesh covering a length of 6.675 k.m.
- Total completion cost of the project is Rs.1,967 crore.
- The project will be implemented by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC), the existing Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) of the Government of India and Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi.
- The project will be covered under the legal framework of Central Metro Acts, Metro Railways (Construction of Works) Act, 1978 and the Metro Railways (Operation and Maintenance) Act, 2002, as amended from time to time.
To recall, Noida is connected by Metro rail and trains are running up to Noida City Centre (Sector 32 Noida). It is proposed to extend the Metro Corridor from Noida City Centre to Noida Sector 62 by a length of 6.675 Km with six stations. Noida does not have a railway station and the nearest railway station is Hazarat Nizamuddin, New Delhi which is at a distance of about 15 km.
The extended metro line will greatly benefit the population of Noida and people of surrounding areas. About 81% progress of civil work and 55% of the overall financial progress of the project have been achieved. At the project site, approximately 800 staff including Engineers and other staff have been engaged. Further, DMRC has started the procedure for recruitment of around 200 employees for Operation & Maintenance of this corridor.