UP moots new Metro rail between Noida-Greater Noida

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government Tuesday announced that a 29.5-km Metro rail route will come up between Boraki and Noida City Centre to link Noida and Greater Noida.

Chief Secretary Jawed Usmani said the new Metro route has been necessitated to decongest the city roads, increase connectivity and smoothen traffic. Work on the proposed line was likely to be completed by 2017, he said.

He also said that a total of Rs.5,000 crore would be spent on the ambitious Metro rail link.

Holding a meeting of officials of the departments concerned, the chief secretary said the project would be developed on the lines of the proposed Metro projects in states like Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, West Bengal and Kerala.

Principal Secretary (Industrial Development) Surya Pratap Singh said that due to some reasons, the Metro line between Noida and Greater Noida is not possible as an extension of the projects undertaken by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).

As a result of this, a decision was taken at the 179th board meeting of the Noida Authority, held May 27 that a company be formed for the work, he said