New Delhi, India (Metro Rail Today): The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC) has submitted draft project report for the proposed 66-km long Noida - Delhi Airport Metro Corridor to the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) last week. The proposed Metro corridor linking the upcoming Noida International Airport to Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport will cost around Rs 15,000 crore.
According to YEIDA officials, the proposed Airport Metro link had been declared feasible after the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) gave a presentation regarding the expected traffic on the proposed route. The project cost will be funded by the Noida Authority, Greater Noida Authority, YEIDA, the Uttar Pradesh government and the central government.
“In its initial report, the DMRC said that the estimated cost of this project will be around Rs 15,000 crore. However, an exact funding pattern will be finalised in the DPR to be completed by March 31, 2022,” said Arun Vir Singh, Chief Executive Officer, YEIDA.
In its report, DMRC has suggested a 66km Metro corridor to connect the Noida Interational Airport in Jewar to New Delhi Metro station from where it will connect with Delhi’s Airport Express line to reach IGI Airport.
According to draft project report, there will be 13 Metro stations between the Noida International Airport and New Delhi Metro station that include Jewar, Sectors 28, 20, 18, 22D, Techzone, Pari Chowk (all in Greater Noida), Noida’s Sector 142, Botanical Garden, New Ashok Nagar, Yamuna Bank and New Delhi. New Ashok Nagar will be an interchange station and the stretch between ITO and New Delhi will be underground.
YEIDA had signed a memorandum of understanding with the DMRC to prepare a feasibility report of a Metro corridor to provide direct connectivity between Delhi’s IGI Airport and the upcoming Noida International Airport at Jewar on September 3, 2021.