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Cabinet approves metro line extension in Noida

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Cabinet today approved extension of from City Centre to Sector-62, which borders Ghaziabad in UP, with an investment of Rs 1,967 crore, said here.

The new line will be extension of the Dwarka-City Centre line of Metro and is proposed to have six stations.

Briefing reporters on the Cabinet decisions, Prasad said the total stretch for the extension is 6.675 kms long and it will provide transport facilities to a large number of people living in Noida, besides catering to residents of close-by areas of Ghaziabad.

The said is expanding in terms of commerce and educational facilities and the extended line will help in greater mobility of people.

The project will also result in development of more residential and commercial complexes in the region and also help more to move to the of Delhi, thus decongesting the national capital, an official release said.

Under Metro corridor, metro line will be extended from to Sector 62, Noida Rs 1,967 crore would be spent on the expansion, Prasad said.

The Centre's liability will be to tune of Rs 340. 60 crore on account of grant and subordinate debt for the project, an official release said.

Project will be implemented by Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (DMRC), the existing Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) of the Centre and Delhi governments.

With metro rail in place, there will be less vehicular traffic on roads leading to less congestion, less time and cost of journey, less consumption of fossil fuel and less environmental pollution, the release said.

About 800 staff, including engineers, are currently working at the and the DMRC has started the procedure for recruitment of around 200 employees for operation and maintenance of this corridor.

About 81 per cent progress of civil work and 55 per cent of overall financial progress of the project have been achieved, the release said.

The population of Noida as per 2011 census is about 6.42 lakh.

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 16:40 IST