The New metro line is likely to connect the Noida Metro Aqua Line with existing lines of with Delhi Metro network.
New Delhi: There have been continuous difficulties in managing the traffic, public transport and the modes of commute in the Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR). The number of daily travellers has been increasing substantially day after day with the escalating number of office spaces and other social spots. The newly constructed Noida Metro Aqua Line seemed to have eased commuters’ burden partially as the metro line has no direct connection with any of the station on the Delhi Metro.
According to a Times of India report, the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) and the Greater Noida Authority are planning to build a new metro line which is likely to connect the Noida Metro Aqua Line with existing lines of Delhi Metro network. Following the successful completion of the project of the new metro line, commuters travelling from Greater Noida will not be required to take up buses to reach Botanical Garden Metro.
“Those coming from Greater Noida areas are still using buses to reach Botanical Garden and take the metro from there towards Delhi. Most Aqua Line users are those travelling between Noida and Greater Noida. This is why the need was felt to start this new line to cater to Greater Noida and Delhi connectivity,” TOI reported mentioning P D Upadhyay, Executive Director, NMRC.
The new metro corridor, approved by the Greater Noida Authority in a recent board meeting, connecting Noida Sector 142 to Botanical Garden Metro Station might include 10 new metro stations and is likely to witness a daily ridership of around 1 lakh commuters by 2021, TOI said in the report, adding, the cost of the new metro line will be borne by Noida and Greater Noida and the detailed project report (DPR) will be revised after receiving the final approval from state cabinet and centre within three months.
Botanical Garden, Sector 93, Sector 91, Sector 94, Sector 98, Sector 97, Sector 142, Sector 125, Sector 126, Sector 136, Sector 127 and Sector 142 could be the new stations on the new metro line, TOI report said citing existing DPR. The new metro line is expected to have a cost of Rs 2,798 crore, the TOI report added.