Greater Noida: Noida metro board is planning to extend its reach up to Greater Noida. The trial on this route has already started successfully and it is expected to make this route operation by April 2018.
Now the good is that YEIDA which is looking after the work of proposed Jewar airport is also planning to revive the high-speed Metro project between Greater Noida and the international airport. The proposed route will connect Sector 20 of YEIDA area to Jewar.
Last month a committee was appointed to study the feasibility of the proposal and to appoint DMRC to prepare a techno-economic feasibility report (TEFR) along with a Detailed Project Report for the proposed corridor. Once the report will be prepared another meeting will take place to take on the work at another level.
However this is not a new route which YEIDA is planning for. They have earlier also proposed this route in 2014 and 2015 but as there was no clarification on the upcoming international airport so DMRC told YEIDA that it will be too early to prepare a feasibility and detailed project report.
According to the report, the proposed track will be of 39-km and will be aligned at road level along the Yamuna Expressway. It will link the starting point of the Yamuna Expressway in Greater Noida to the airport. This track will also be linked to the almost complete Aqua Metro corridor connecting Noida and Greater Noida, whose trial is still going on.
According to YEIDA CEO Arun Vir Singh, “The population in Greater Noida and YEIDA is set to increase considerably. Several new housing schemes are also in the pipeline. Considering the sanctioned international airport will be in place by 2023 and that thousands of more people will inhabit the area, the Metro link will prove very useful. It will also serve the several proposed residential, industrial and IT units along the expressway.”
It has been stated that Jewar Airport is billed to cater 30-50 million passengers of Uttar Pradesh, eastern Haryana and Delhi and hence work is in full mode to start its operations in next four to five years.