According to a new press release by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, top DMRC officials recently visited various sites along the 29.07 km Noida – Gr. Noida metro line. The DMRC’s Managing Director, Mangu Singh, has said that progress on the line is “satisfactory” and the target for civil construction work for the corridor is March 2017 following which trial runs will begin in July 2017.
As a reminder, in October 2014, the DMRC signed a memorandum of understanding with the Noida-Greater Noida Authorities to act as the turnkey consultant for the Noida Metro Rail Corporation, so that’s why DMRC officials visited & inspected the line.
Of the 21 stations planned along the route, 15 will be in Noida and the rest in Greater Noida. 16 of these will be built on the central verge and 5 stations will be adjacent to the various roads along which the line is being built. All the stations will have platform screen doors, solar panels and rainwater harvesting facilities.
As per the press release:
Keeping in view conservation of the environment, trees have not been damaged but have been shifted by DMRC to other locations. Around 400 – 500 trees have been shifted and around 1100 trees have been saved by shifting of piers. Tree plantations at various locations have also been carried out by DMRC officials and around 30, 000 trees are planned to be planted. Dr. Mangu Singh also planted trees at the casting yards during his inspection.
The corridor will cross beneath the Dedicated Railway Freight Corridor and will cross above the Yamuna – Agra Flyover at 28 mts. which will also be the highest point of the corridor near the Knowledge Park – II metro station. This station will also be connected to the Greater Noida Expo Centre and Special Economic Zone through Walkalators.
Noida – Greater Noida corridor will be linked with the upcoming Noida City Centre to Sector 62 Metro corridor. A Foot Over Bridge will be connecting Sector 52 metro station of Noida City Centre to Sector 62 corridor with Sector – 71 Metro station (the first station of the corridor) of the Noida – Greater Noida corridor.
To build the line, the contractor of the project – CEC-SAM, has setup two casting yards – one at the Noida Sector 147 station and the other at the Depot station in Greater Noida. Just like the U-girders used on Delhi’s Airport Express line, Faridabad extension of Delhi’s Violet line and more recently Lucknow’s line, this line will also consist of precast U-shaped girders which will be 27 meters in length. The casting of these U girders has already begun and out of a total 1000 U girders required, 10 of them have been cast this month!
For more updates on the Noida – Greater Noida metro line, check out the Noida – Greater Noida section of The Metro Rail Guy!