Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority has approved the Metro Rail project from Noida to the proposed Metro station at Pari Chowk up to Sector 18 and 20 of Yamuna Expressway city. These are first residential sectors of the authority being developed where over 21000 allotments have been done. The decision was taken during the board meeting of Noida and Greater Noida authorities on Friday. The construction may start within six weeks.
Noida CEO Sanjiv Saran and Greater Noida CEO Rama Raman told media after the meeting of the two Boards that the total length of the Metro project is 29.70 kilometres. It will be run on 1433 gauge and will have 22 stations. Around six kilometre route will be in Greater Noida city area and the rest in Yamuna Expressway City area. The areas to be covered under the project are Sectors 32, 51, 83, 101, 143, 147, Knowledge Park II, Pari Chowk, Sector Alpha, Delta and Knowledge Park IV. The Metro rail would start from Botanical Garden Metro station.
Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority board has approved the Detailed Project Report (DPR) and MoU of proposed Metro Rail project connecting Noida and Greater Noida. The Board has approved Rs.300 crores for metro project to be spent in 2014-15. Tenders will be floated after the State Government clears the proposal. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will carry out the project work while the cost will be borne by the twin authorities.
Further, Noida Authority has also decided to extend the existing Metro link in Noida city to Sector 62. Noida Authority CEO Sanjeev Saran said that they will extend the Metro line upto six kilometres from Noida City Centre to Sector 62. The CEO said that Noida Authority is in the process of augmenting the existing bus fleet of City Bus Service and for this authority would add 170 buses in its fold. For this Noida Authority would provide Rs 40.5 crore to the State Transport Department. Out of 170 buses, 48 buses will be in the semi low-floor category while feeder buses will be made available at all Metro Stations of Noida city.