Noida-Greater Noida metro line to be the longest

With as many as 21 stations and a depot, the upcoming Noida-Greater Noida Metro line is set to be the longest corridor of the region. Scheduled to be completed by March 2017, all its stations will have platform screen doors that will run on solar power.

The approximately 30 kilometre-long corridor will be an extension of two lines – Dwarka Sector 21-Noida City Centre line and the upcoming Noida-Noida Sector 62 stretch. The line will be standard gauge with all elevated stations, and a depot in Greater Noida that will boast of rain water harvesting facilities. Of the 21 stations on the line that will cover Noida, six will come under Greater Noida.

The depot, meanwhile, will have the capacity to station and maintain 130 cars.

Explaining the technicalities, an official said, “The corridor has two casting yards — one at the Noida Sector 149 Metro station and the other at the Depot station in Greater Noida. The corridor will move beneath the Dedicated Railway Freight Corridor and go above the Yamuna – Agra Flyover at 28 metres, which will be the highest point of the corridor.” This station will also be connected to the Greater Noida Expo Centre and the Special Economic Zone through travelators.

“Besides, a foot-over bridge will connect the Sector 52 Metro station of the Noida City Centre - Sector 62 corridor with the Sector 71 Metro station (the first station of the corridor) of the Noida – Greater Noida corridor. Soil investigations and a geo-tech survey has been completed. For initial soil investigations, 200 borelogs were dug along the corridor,” the official added.

Work on the corridor began earlier in May this year, On Sunday, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation MD, Mangu Singh, inspected the stretch. “Mr. Singh expressed his satisfaction with the pace of work. To protect the green cover, around 400 to 500 trees have been shifted and around 1,100 trees saved by shifting of piers,” said another official.

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