Lucknow, Apr 16 (UNI) The much-awaited Delhi-Noida metro rail corridor is expected to be functional by June 2009, much before the Commonwealth Games, 2010 in the national capital.
Official sources said here today that during the second phase of Metro Rail, will be laid down between Delhi and Noida. Route between Noida and New Ashok Vihar will be operational by june 2009,they added.
Owing to continued efforts of the UP government, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has agreed on linking Noida and Delhi through metrol rail route by June 2009. The agreement to this regard was reached between Project Director of DMRC C B K Rao and CEO of Noida Authority Sanjiv Sharan at a meeting on April four.
For the last two years, efforts were underway to clear the way for extending the Delhi Metro Rail to Noida and meetings between the Planning Commission, Uttar Pradesh government, DMRC, RITES and other departments concerned had repeatedly taken place in this regard, the sources added.
CEO Noida Authority Sanjiv Sharan said RITES has prepared the project report on the extension of the metro to Noida. The seven km stretch, between New Ashok Vihar and Noida, was likely to cost Rs 736 crore.
A total of six stations are proposed on the Noida-Delhi corridor including Noida Sector 15, Sector 13, Sector 18, National Botanical Garden, Noida Golf Course and the Noida City Center 32. The train will run over ground in the new corridor.
If sources are to be believed the success of the Delhi-Noida metro rail corridor could even pave the way for similar speedy transport in other UP cities including capital Lucknow, Ghaziabad and Agra.
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