Cabinet approves extension of Delhi Metro corridor from Noida City Centre to Sector-62, Noida
Briefing mediapersons about the decisions of the Union Cabinet, Mr Prasad said,''the Government of India liability will be Rs 340.60 crore on account of Grant and Subordinate Debt.''The project will be implemented by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC), the existing Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) of the Government of India and Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi.
The project will be covered under the legal framework of Central Metro Acts, Metro Railways (Construction of Works) Act, 1978 and the Metro Railways (Operation and Maintenance) Act, 2002, as amended from time to time.
The extension of Delhi Metro corridor from Noida City Centre to Noida Sector 62 is the extension to Dwarka-Noida City Centre line of Delhi Metro system which will result into people being assured about their mobility and thus more people will like to move to this satellite town of Delhi, thus decongesting Delhi. As a result, more residential and commercial complexes will develop in this region. With metro rail in place, there will be less vehicular traffic on roads leading to less congestion, less time and cost of journey, less consumption of fossil fuel and less environmental pollution.
The population of Noida and people of surrounding areas will be greatly benefitted by the extended line. At the project site, approximately 800 staff including Engineers and other staff have been engaged. Further, DMRC has started the procedure for recruitment of around 200 employees for Operation and Maintenance of this corridor.
About 81 per cent progress of civil work and 55 per cent of overall financial progress of the project have been achieved.
The population of Noida as per 2011 Census of India is about 6.42 lakhs. Due to lush green and open area in the city, more and more people from Delhi and surrounding area are preferring Noida as their settling place.
The trend of urbanisation of Noida is upward. The number of Industrial and Institutional units is also being established in this city. Noida mainly has road linkages with Delhi and the adjoining areas of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana State. People come for work to Noida from other places and vice versa. These factors will lead to increment of traffic demand and need for an efficient pollution-free mass rapid transport system. Noida is connected by Metro rail and trains are running upto Noida City Centre (Sector 32 Noida). It is proposed to extend the Metro Corridor from Noida City Centre to Noida Sector 62 by a length of 6.675 Km with six stations. Noida does not have railway station and the nearest railway station is Hazarat Nizamuddin, New Delhi which is at a distance of about 15 km. The nearest airport Delhi is at about 35 km from Noida The population is expected to grow exponentially in Noida region in the coming years.
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