Update 4 Nov 2010
After Greater Noida, the focus of Delhi Metro’s expansion plans will shift to Sector 62 in Noida. The service is expected to be a boon for thousands of people who commute within the city and to Ghaziabad. The line will provide an accessible link to NH-24 as well. The highway separates the two cities in UP.
“Yes, the plan is definitely on. We will get cracking after the Greater Noida project takes shape,” Noida authority deputy chief executive officer Chandra Bhushan Singh said
“Also, out of the 22 stations on the Greater Noida line, 13 will cater to residents of sectors 39, 49, 50, 82 and 93,” he added.
The alternative mode of transport will provide a link to IGI Airport for Ghaziabad residents. “Such commuters, instead of facing jams on NH 24, can come to Sector 32 via Sector 62 and use the existing service to reach Dwarka Sector 21. The airport link will be available from there,” an officer said.
Also, when the soon-to-be-operational Vaishali station will be extended to Shipra Sun City, not far from Sector 62, both lines can be linked.
So, what is the status of the plan? “Noida authority had a meeting with DMRC officials sometime back. We had asked for their consent. They have agreed to the plan in principal,” the DCEO said.
“The matter was slated for a discussion in a board meeting. It could not take place, though we are hopeful for progress.”
The Sector 62 plan was supposed to be executed before the Greater Noida line. “It could not be done due to revenue viability issues,” an official said.
Update 3 Nov 2010
The Noida metro extension to Sec 62 and NH24 would be coming sooner than later. The reason being this extension plan has been adopted by NCR Planning Board for Rapid Rail Transit System for NCR. This would also entail funding by NCR board and only fraction of cost by the state Govt.
Please refer to below Hindi news article published on 3 Nov in Hindustan Times.
Infact the news of Noida metro reaching to NH-24 would be greeted by residents of surrounding localities on both sides of NH-24 since the widening of NH-24 till Dasna from Delhi-UP border covering 2o Km was recently awarded to UP-PWD by Road and Transport Ministry in Aug 2010. The road widening work is contracted to be completed within one year and involves construction of five underpass and widening of existing 23 culverts. Please follow below news article on this.
It is worthwhile to note here that the proposed Dehi-Meerut Expressway project is a baby of NHAI and has been planned to be 16 laned from Delhi to Dasna and then would take a new alignment to reach Meerut. Please follow below news article on long term planning to be executed by 2013
In a latest development, Meerut Development Authority on 28 Oct 2010 has approved NCR Planning Board proposal for Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Rapid Rail Transit System (RRTS), to be completed by 2013. Please refer to following news article on the subject
Finally, Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) also has plans to extend metro from Anand Vihar-Vaishali-Sec 62 upto Lal-Kuan (near Uppal Hitech City). In this regard GDA has already increased development charges by Rs 505vper sq mtr on all new properties to be registered after July 2010 so as to cover future expenses for metro expansion in Ghaziabad
Please refer to following GDA website (a bit outdated though) for metro expansion in Ghaziabad.
Greater Noida Metro and RRTS
The following links have latest info on Greater Noida Metro
Greater Noida Metro latest news
Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Meerut and Hapur RRTS latest news
Ansal Golf Link 2 (Near Dadri – Greater Noida)