Having put the Noida-Greater Noida Metro corridor on track, the Noida Metro Rail Company (NMRC) is all set to finalize two new Metro routes this month one from Noida Sector 71 to Greater Noida Knowledge Park V and the other from Okhla Bird Sanctuary to Noida Sector 143, eventually forming a loop covering various parts of the twin cities and Greater Noida (west).
A new airport at Jewar has been approved by civil aviation ministry. It would be built along the Yamuna Expressway that connects Greater Noida with Agra.
Experts believe the airport has huge potential to boost property demand in the area. Till now, both domestic and international companies have usually preferred Gurgaon over Noida because it’s nearer to the Delhi airport.
In order to provide connectivity to the rapidly urbanizing area, the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) is working on a feasibility plan to put the Metro on track up to Jewar.
The proposed 48- to 50-km Metro track is estimated to come at a cost of Rs 2,000 crore and will be aligned at the road level along the Yamuna Expressway.
Several additional features of the 28.8-km Noida-Greater Noida Metro link were approved here on Friday. Convened by Noida and Greater Noida Authorities’ chairperson Rama Raman, the Noida Metro Rail Company (NMRC) held a review meeting on the sanctioned route of the Metro link, work on which is to begin by June 15 this year.
According to officials, it was decided that six foot overbridges (FOBs) will be constructed along the sanctioned route at Metro stations located at sectors 78, 81, 82, Dadri road, 137 and 142.
A revised detailed project report of a proposed 6km elevated road on the Dadri-Surajur-Chalera (DSC) will be finalized next month.
The foundation for the project was laid by UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on May 21, 2013. Hanging fire for nearly two years, officials said that once the DPR is finalized it will be sent to IIT-Delhi for vetting.
The Confederation Of NCR Residents’ Welfare Associations (CONRWA) has written to the chief ministers of UP and Delhi, demanding immediate removal of the toll at the DND Flyway connecting Delhi to Noida and beyond. In their letter, CONRWA members said the commissionaire, Noida Toll Bridge Company Ltd (NTBCL), has already recovered the money they had used to build the Flyway, which came up in 2001.
They also alleged that the company had acquired extra land in the process, which they now use for private advertising. CONRWA further pointed out that the distance between Noida and Friends Colony in Delhi – covering the stretch of the bridge – is 4 km, whereas the DND bridge has been built over a 7.2 km stretch. “Why was the road extended by over 3 km more than necessary?” said CONRWA president P S Jain.
In a step taking the sanctioned 28km Noida-Greater Noida Metro corridor forward, work to set up a maintenance depot at Jaitpur in Greater Noida has commenced. Tenders for the project were initiated in March. To come at a cost of Rs 80 crore, the facility, which will cater to the requirements of this corridor, will come up on 50 acres of land near Knowledge Park IV in Greater Noida.