Noida Authority earmarked Rs 2,000 crore for the metro rail extension projects, which involve setting up of two routes - a 3.9 km route between Kalindi Kunj and Botanical Garden and the 6.7 km City Center-Sector 62 link.
The authority would meet soon to give a formal approval to the allocation. It may be learnt that the Uttar Pradesh government approved the extension project and it is now awaiting the clearance of the central government.
Construction work on the project would begin once the
union urban development ministry clears the relevant files.
The City Center-Sector 62 line will be routed over the central verge of the Master Plan Road-III from Sector 32. This line will connect Sectors 32, 34, 35, Hoshiarpur, Sectors 51, 52, 71, Greater Noida Extension Marg, Sarfabad, Sectors 60, 61, 62, 63 and NH-24.
The implementing authority would set up six stations at Sectors 34, 52, 59, 61, 62 and Electronic City in the above line. The Botanical Garden-Kalindi Kunj Metro line will connect Botanical Garden with Hauz Khas station.
By 2016, the authority expects work on the extension of the Metro from Botanical Garden to Kalindi Kunj to be completed. By 2017, it expects construction work on the City Center to Sector 62 link to be completed.