NOIDA: The Greater Noida Authority has approved a 14 km metro link which will be directly connected to the national capital. This route will be connected through blue line of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).
The link will branch out from Botanical Garden metro station and will connect sector 142 station of Noida’s aqua line metro. Although, the route will be a part of DMRC network but will be built by Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) and will be funded by the Noida Authority.
Anup Chandra Pandey, chairman of Greater Noida Authority and Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh said, “Our objective in approving this link was to provide direct connectivity between Delhi and Greater Noida. As of now, the aqua line connects Noida with Greater Noida, but there is no direct connectivity between Greater Noida and Delhi. The new link will cut travel time and provide relief to commuters.”
“The Botanical Garden to Sector 142 Metro Link will provide additional connectivity between Delhi and Greater Noida. The existing connectivity via Aqua Line connects the central part of Noida and takes longer to reach Delhi. But once this new link becomes operational, reaching Delhi from Greater Noida will be easier as it will cut travel time,”
“The NMRC will prepare the detailed project report and economic feasibility report for this link. As per the estimate, we would need Rs 1,500-2000 crore to build this project,” he added.