2020 Update: Both lines’ Detailed Project Reports were submitted to the Uttar Pradesh government for its approval in January 2020.
Earlier this month on February 5, the Ghaziabad Development Authority approved the detailed project report (DPR) for a 10.17 km elevated extension of both branches of the Delhi Metro’s Blue Line (Line-3 & Line-4) to connect up with Sahibabad and Mohan Nagar. The DPR estimates the project to cost Rs. 3711 crore, and was approved by GDA’s board & other district level government agencies without any changes or recommendations.
Back in April 2016, GDA’s board had approved & sanctioned Rs 1.09 crore to appoint the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation for preparing the project’s DPR. The report was submitted by DMRC on February 1 with the following specifications –
Line-3 Extension: Noida Sector-62 (Electronics City) to Sahibabad
• Length: 5.11 km
• Stations: Vaibhav Khand, Indirapuram, Shakti Khand, Vasundhra Sector 5, Sahibabad (interchange)
• Estimated Cost: Rs 1926 crores
• Route: This extension of Line-3 will start from the under construction Electronic City Station, cross over NH-24 and head north along Mohan Nagar Link Road (CISF Road). Along the way, the line will cross above the Hindon Elevated Road at Kanawani Bridge in Indirapuram.
Line-4 Extension: Vaishali to Mohan Nagar
• Length: 5.06 km
• Stations: Prahlad Garhi, Vasundhara Sector 14, Sahibabad (interchange), Mohan Nagar (new station building will connect with Red Line’s Mohan Nagar Station)
• Estimated Cost: Rs 1785 crore
• Route: This extension of Line-4 will start from the existing Vaishali Station, head east on Madan Mohan Malviya Marg and connect up with the Red Line’s under construction Mohan Nagar Station.
With GDA’s approval now accorded, the DPR will now be sent to the state government for its approval where the funding pattern & source of funds will be decided. Whenever that key approval is received, both these extensions will take the 108.79 km Phase 4 project’s approved length to 118.96 km.
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