Authorities of Noida-Greater Noida are planning for major road and Metro connectivity projects to link the twin cities to Delhi and other cities of the NCR.
The Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) has planned for a major road network and Metro connectivity to connect Noida, Delhi and Ghaziabad. The DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) has approved a 28km-long Noida-Greater Noida Metro line, which is expected to be completed by 2014. The daily passenger traffic is expected to be around 65,000.
In addition, a plan to network six major roads has also been finalized. There is also a plan to connect the Noida-Greater Noida Metro line to Noida Extension in Phase III. As per plan, Noida-Boraki track will link to Sector 32 via Sectors 50 and 71; this alignment is yet to be finalized.
Rama Raman, the chief executive officer of GNIDA, says: “We have planned to extend the existing Delhi-Noida Metro link to connect to Delhi and the NCR. For this a detailed project report (DPR) has been approved. We are now approaching financial institutions for viability gap funds and tax exemptions. GNIDA has appointed the DMRC as a consultant to get clearances from the departments concerned.”
According to the plan, 19 stations have been proposed along the 28km-long Noida-Greater Noida Metro link, which will costs around Rs 5,000 crore. Soil testing for the project is expected to begin soon. To connect the twin cities to all the other NCR cities like Ghaziabad, Gurgaon and Faridabad, the Noida-Greater Noida authority has made a proposal for a chain of connectivity, which was put up before the DMRC. As part of the chain of connectivity plan, the authorities have proposed two new Metro links which cover all the major areas of Delhi and the NCR. Under the new Metro Link 1, existing Metro terminal at Sector 32 (City Centre) will be extended up to Sector 62 and further connect Ghazipur (Delhi). This new Metro link will cover Ghazipur, Kalyanpuri, Mayur Vihar Phase1, Sarai Kale Khan, Moolchand, AIIMS, and Bhikaji Kama Place.
Through the new Metro Link 2, Sector 18 will be extended up to NH-8. It will cover AIIMS, Okhla, Nehru Place, Malviya Nagar, and Vasant Kunj. This will further connect to Gurgaon and Faridabad via Central Secretariat and Badarpur. In addition, this Metro project is to be implemented in Ghaziabad in three phases. The first link to Vaishali is already operational. The 2.52km-long Vaishali track is connected to Anand Vihar, which directly links to Rajiv Chowk via Vikas Marg. This route (Anand Vihar-Vaishali) will go up to Indirapuram, which connects to Noida Sector 32 via Sector 62.
The extension of Vaishali-Indirapuram Metro route comes under Phase 2. For this, DMRC and Ghaziabad Development Authority’s survey work has been completed. The Vaishali-Indirapuram line will further link to Mehrauli via Noida Crossing 62, CISF, Pratap Vihar, Dundahera and Shahapur in Phase 2. The length of this line is 16km. The total travel time to Rajiv Chowk is 35 minutes. In Phase 3, the Metro line will connect the bus stand of Ghaziabad to ISBT (Kashmiri Gate). The length of this line will be 12km. It will cost around Rs 1800 crore.
Authorities of Noida-Greater Noida and Ghaziabad entered a new phase of intense planning and implementation to improve of city-level infrastructure. In Ghaziabad, 17 flyovers including three clovers leafs have been planned to be built in the next five years. A MoU has been signed with the UP State Bridge Corporation Limited (which made the AIIMS and the Dhaula Kuan flyover in Delhi) for five flyovers, including a clover leaf at Meerut Road crossing. This will be followed by a Metro plan, for a whole network and not merely a token presence. The city will benefit from the six-eight lane expressway linking Delhi to Meerut, Hapur, and Bulandshahr. These expressways, as well as the Delhi Metro peripheric (planned on the lines of the Paris peripheric), will touch the new developments in Ghaziabad. The city is slated to have multiple projects like a number of shopping malls, multiplexes, residential and commercial developments.
Like Noida authority and GNIDA, GDA’s proposal of an express highway linking Meerut Crossing to NH-24 will create integrated flyovers at all level crossings. In addition, the Delhi Metro service, the Northern Railway project (Integrated Railway-Bus Transport System) will make commuting easy between Ghaziabad and Delhi.
Under the major roads networking plan, a 130-meter wide and 28km-long road from Parthala to Jewar, a 105-meter wide and 23km long road from Pari Chowk to Hapur, a 60-meter wide and 12km long road from Noor Nagar to LG Chowk and another 60-meter wide and 18km long road from Saini to Kuri Kheda will be constructed by 2013. All these will be linked to Noida-Greater Noida Extension, the existing expressway and the proposed Eastern Peripheral.
Proposed Metro stations in Greater Noida
City Centre (Sector 32), Sector 51, Sector 50, Sector 78, Sector 101, Sector 81, Dadri Road, Sector 83, Sector 137, Sector 143, Sector 147, Sector 144, Sector 153, Sector 149, Knowledge Park2, Knowledge Park 2, Pari Chowk, Alpha 1, Alpha 2 and Boraki (Depot Station)
Daily commuters: 65,000 Major road networking plan
30-meter wide and 28km long: Parthala to Jewar
105-meter wide and 23km long: Pari Chowk to Hapur
60-meter wide and 12km long: Noor Nagar to LG Chowk
60-meter wide and 18km long: Saini to Kuri Kheda
News Source : Times of India