Next Metro stretch: Greater Noida to Delhi
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The convenience the Delhi Metro has brought to those who commute from Noida to the Capital has prompted the development authorities of Noida and Greater Noida to expand the Metro beyond Sector-32.
Plans are now afoot to extend the connectivity to Greater Noida and further link areas of Ghaziabad like Indirapuram and Nehru Place in Delhi with Greater Noida. The chairman and CEO of Noida Authority, Mohinder Singh said the authority board has approved the extension of Metro route till Noida Sector-62.
The interchanging of trains will be at the Sector-32 station —- at present the last Metro station on the route. "The board members of both the development authorities have decided that the Metro route which will be extended to Sector-62, will also connect Ghaziabad and Delhi in future," added the CEO.
The nearly 29-km Metro route will be extended to Ghazipur on NH-24 and further to Indirapuram. "The route, which will join areas of Kalindi Kunj adjoining Noida Sector-37, is proposed to be extended till Nehru Place," added Singh.
"We have asked Metro officials to prepare a detailed project report (DPR) for Metro extension to Greater Noida. They will chalk out financial estimates, number of stations required and technicalities of the proposed route," Mukul Singhal, CEO, Greater Noida Authority, said.
Final details such as the length and the number of stations are yet to be chalked out. "Once the DMRC officials hand us their report, we will finalise the total length and areas to be connected within Greater Noida, as well as areas like Indirapuram, Ghazipur and Nehru Place," said Singh, the chairman of both the authorities.
Asked about the proposed extension, DMRC spokesperson Anuj Dayal said: "We have to take approval for the extension of Metro line and will discuss the expansion plan. We are waiting for an official communication from both the authorities on preparing the DPR."