Sunday, 16 June 2013

Noida allocates Rs 2,000 crore for Metro extension

After an in-principle approval last month by the UP government to two proposed routes of the Metro in Noida – a 3.9km route between Kalindi Kunj and Botanical Garden and the 6.7km City Center-Sector 62 link -Noida Authority has allocated Rs 2,000 crore for the extension projects.

The allocation will be granted a formal approval at the Authority’s Board meeting scheduled for May 27.
The proposal for the two routes is currently awaiting the Centre’s approval. “The file has been sent to the urban development ministry. Once we receive the go ahead, construction will start,” said an official.
The City Center-Sector 62 line will be routed over the central verge of the Master Plan Road-III from Sector 32. This line will connect Sectors 32, 34, 35, Hoshiarpur, Sectors 51, 52, 71, Greater Noida Extension Marg, Sarfabad, Sectors 60, 61, 62, 63 and NH-24. The proposed route will have six stations at Sectors 34, 52, 59, 61, 62 and Electronic City. The Botanical Garden-Kalindi Kunj Metro line will connect Botanical Garden with Hauz Khas station.
Work on the extension of the Metro from Botanical Garden to Kalindi Kunj is scheduled to be completed by 2016 and construction of the City Center to Sector 62 link is expected by 2017.

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