Last week, the Delhi Metro Railway Corporation (DMRC) finalized the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for a line from Noida’s Sector 71 into Greater Noida (west) which is popularly known as Noida Extension. This 14.95 km extension to Knowledge Park V sector will reportedly cost Rs 3,900 crore.
It isn’t clear if this will be an extension of the Delhi Metro’s Blue line or an extension of the Greater Noida line as conflicting information is being disseminated by different sources. In either case, I’ve drawn both scenarios below:
1. This map shows the route of the line if it was to be built as a branch of the Blue line:
2. This map shows the route of the line if it was to be built as an extension of the Noida-Greater Noida line:
The Blue line currently terminates at the Noida City Centre station. The other branch of the blue line shown above is the 6.8 km extension from the Noida City Centre to Sector 62 for which the construction contract was awarded to Cico-YFC, an Indo-Chinese joint venture (See: Noida City Centre-Sector 62 contract awarded) earlier this month.
From Sector 71/2, the line to Noida Extension will branch off to reach Knowledge Park V via Noida’s Sectors 122 & 123 and Greater Noida’s Sector 4, Ecotech 12, Greater Noida sectors 2, 3 and 10.
Now that the DPR has been finalized, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for its construction will be inked in the next six months. First an approval from the Noida and Greater Noida Authorities will be pursued after which they will approach the state government’s approval.
For more updates on Noida’s Metro, check out the Noida & Gr. Noida section of the TMRG!