NOIDA unveils twin metro connects to National Capital

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The Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) is planning two new Metro links to connect to the capital city. The plan is to extend the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation‘s (DMRC) Blue Line from Noida City Centre into a loop, covering various parts of Noida and Greater Noida. The loop line is proposed to be linked with Line 8 (Janakpuri West-Botanical Garden) of DMRC‘s Phase-III by a 16.5-km stretch connecting Sector-143 and Kalindi Kunj and Okhla Bird Sanctuary stations. This extension will give commuters two options — Magenta line to Kalindi Kunj and Blue line to Mayur Vihar and the second proposal is to build a high-speed Metro corridor via Badarpur, Faridabad. This 66-km high-speed link will run parallel to the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) at Bodaki and connect to Badarpur station, Delhi and Gurugram at IGI international airport. Meanwhile, Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) will also be tasked with studying the feasibility of a Metro project connecting Noida‘s Aqua Line from Sector 71, which will serve as an interchange station with Greater Noida West's Gaur City Square in Sector 2. This line will then be extended to Knowledge Park-V (KP-V) in Greater Noida as this loop will consist of a 15-km line, which will be extended to Bodaki village in Greater Noida. Finally, Bodaki will be connected with Noida City Centre via stations at Pari Chowk and Noida sectors-147, 143, 85, 101 and 50, among others, informed CEO, GNIDA, Narendra Bhooshan.

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