The Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) announced plans to alter the Noida-Greater Noida West Metro route following recommendations from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). Here’s a simplified overview:
- The proposed 14.9km Metro corridor between Noida and Greater Noida West, initially planned based on the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation’s (DMRC) suggestions, faced rejection by the Union government.
- Concerns arose regarding the connectivity between Delhi Metro’s Blue Line Sector 51 station and the proposed link originating from Aqua Line’s Sector 51 Metro station, prompting the PMO’s refusal of the proposal.
- The PMO proposed the new Metro link to begin from Blue Line’s Sector 61 Metro station, urging the Noida authority to explore a revised route to Greater Noida West, an area housing numerous newly constructed residential complexes.
- This decision came after protests by apartment owners demanding Metro connectivity to their sectors in Greater Noida West.
- NMRC, along with the Noida authority, is initiating route changes based on the PMO’s recommendation, aiming to provide seamless connectivity from Delhi to Greater Noida West via Noida.
- The NMRC managing director and Noida authority’s chief executive officer have directed Delhi Metro Rail Corporation to revise the detailed project report (DPR) in line with the altered route.
- Discussions with the Uttar Pradesh government are underway, intending to seek necessary approvals once the revised DPR is submitted.
- Meanwhile, protests by apartment owners persist, emphasizing their long-standing demand for Metro connectivity to Greater Noida West.
The proposed alterations aim to address connectivity concerns and streamline the Metro link between Delhi and Greater Noida West, adapting to the PMO’s recommendations for improved transit options in the region.
(Source: Hindustan Times)