The proposed metro line extension projects in the national capital region (NCR) is likely to be considered for approval at a board meeting of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) scheduled today.
The two metro lines are - Noida City Center to Sector 62 and YMCA Chowk in Faridabad to Ballabhgarh.
The proposal is to set up a 6.7-km elevated corridor linking Noida City Centre and Sector 62. The route will have six stations at sectors 34, 52, 59, 61, 62 and Electronic City (NH-24, Ghaziabad border). The authority had also proposed another extension route - 3.9 km stretch between Kalindi Kunj and Botanical Garden having two stations. The other extension project involves 3.2-km line from YMCA Chowk to Ballabhgarh in Faridabad.
Recently, both the projects were cleared by a sub-committee. Work on these projects would begin once the board clears them. Extension of Metro is essential for the entire NCR and the central government has already made this clear, a Union urban development ministry official is quoted as saying in a media.
The respective state governments - Uttar Pradesh and Haryana are expected to contribute 80 percent of the investment in these projects. The cost of these projects is not known.