Vinod Rajput, Hindustan Times  Noida, October 16, 2014

First Published: 01:02 IST(16/10/2014) | Last Updated: 01:04 IST(16/10/2014)

To ensure a smooth ride to commuters, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has planned to connect Noida and Greater Noida through a Metro link.

According to officials of the DMRC, the proposed ring like Metro link of about 60-km- would first connect Noida’s City Centre Metro station with Greater Noida’s Bodaki via Noida Expressway link from one side, while another 30-km stretch of this link would be via Greater Noida West area.

The Metro link will have about 22 stations catering to sectors 50, 143, 144 and Greater Noida’s Pari Chowk among others.

The proposed Metro link will have two parts— Greater Noida’s Bodaki to Noida’s City Centre via Greater Noida West and Greater Noida’s Bodaki to Noida’s City Centre via Pari Chowk.

Officials of the corporation said that the 60-km loop would consist of two separate stretches, which would be built in next four-five years.

According to the DMRC and the Noida authority, work on Noida’s City Centre to Greater Noida’s  Bodaki, a 30-km-long link, is likely to begin by January next year.

Detailed project report (DPR) of seven-km-long link, a part of 60 km ring’s second stretch- Noida’s City Center to GreaterNoida West (Noida Extension) crossing is being made.

The DMRC spokesperson said they would expedite the proposed Metro projects connecting Noida and Greater Noida with Delhi or other parts of National Capital Region (NCR).

“The Noida Metro Rail Company (NMRC) is about to be formed. Also, MOU with the DMRC is likely to be executed soon. Once the MOU is done, we will start work on the 30-km-long link next year,” said Rama Raman, chairman of the Noida and Greater Noida authorities.

The two authorities — Noida and Greater Noida — have allocated a budget of about Rs. 10,000 crore for four Metro projects to be completed in next four-five years.


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