By December 2018, commuting will become easier for those residing in the interior sectors of Noida and Ghaziabad. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation plans to open the 6.8km stretch between Noida City Centre and Electronic City -which will be an extension of the Blue Line -in December 2018.
While Noida already has metro connectivity, the extension of the corridor would be a boon to many farflung sectors, such as 34, 52, 59, 61 and 62, where new stations would come up. The corridor would also touch Noida and Ghaziabad border at NH-24, where the last station Noida Electronic City is located.
With the metro reaching NH-24, residents of Indirapuram, which is right across the highway, would benefit too. According to sources, the corridor was expected to be completed much earlier, but the shifting of utilities led to some delay.
However, DMRC had not given an official schedule for opening the corridor.
One of pending works is the shifting of overhead transmission lines between Noida Sector 62 and Electronic City, which is expected to be carried out by November end. Apart from this corridor, another extension of Blue Line will move towards Greater Noida to be operated by the Noida Authority. The Sector 52 station will be an interchange station for the Noida-Greater Noida corridor’s Sector 71 station, the spokesperson said.
“Work on the corridor is progressing at a fast pace and track work has started at sectors 34 and 61,“ the spokesperson said.