In a recent development, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has submitted their report to the Yamuna Expressway Authority on the extension plans of proposed Delhi-Jewar Airport Metro stretch. According to the officials of DMRC, the total cost of the project will be Rs 7000 crore.
Few months back, the Yamuna Expressway Authority and the State Government has planned to extend the Greater Noida’s Aqua line. In this lieu, YEIDA asked DMRC to prepare a techno-feasibility report on the same. The report was recently submitted to the authority which is currently in the study stage.
As per the proposal submitted, the extended stretch will start from Knowledge Park II in Greater Noida and will end at the proposed Jewar Airport Terminal. The 35.64 km long metro corridor will pass through various important sectors like 17, 17A, 18, 20,22D, 22E, 28 and 29. Of the whole length, 32.27 km will be elevated and the rest of the stretch till the Airport will be underground. So in total, it will have 24 elevated stations and just one underground station.
Elaborating more on the same, sources from DMRC said, “To complete the project, we have set up a deadline of March 2025. But after studying the proposal, YEIDA officials have offered us some suggestions. Of which, one is to prepone the deadline of the project to 2023.”
Sources further said that DMRC is ok with the preponement of the project but then YEIDA has to look after the traffic feasibility for the commuters who are coming to Haryana, Noida, and Delhi. At present, commuters at Pari Chowk suffer serious traffic problems during peak hours.