Noida Metro extends Aqua Line: DPR approved for Sector-51 to Knowledge Park-5 Corridor

In a recent stride, the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) Board greenlights the Modified Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the Metro Extension Project of Aqua Line Metro Rail Corridor from Sector-51 Station (Noida) to Knowledge Park-5 (Greater Noida).

More Details:

In order to ensure seamless connectivity of Aqualine of Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) and Blue Line of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), slight changes in alignment were envisaged in the DPR of the above project. Accordingly, DMRC was entrusted with the work to prepare the modified DPR of Aqua Line Metro Rail Corridor from Sector – 51 Station (Noida) to Knowledge Park – V (Greater Noida). Now, DMRC has submitted the DPR adopting the detour alignment.

Significance of the Project:

  • This project will provide ease to the commuters of Noida, Greater Noida West, and Greater Noida via. Vikas Marg & Noida-Greater Noida Link Road which will help in decongesting the heavy road traffic along these roads.
  • This project will connect the commuters to the existing operational Aqua line of NMRC and the Blue line of DMRC network.
  • Noida Sec-61 Station will serve as an interchanging station between NMRC’s Aqua Line and DMRC’s Blue Line.
  • As per the DPR, the total completion cost of the project is estimated as INR. 2,991.60 Cr covering the length of 17.435 KM with 11 nos of stations. The names of the stations are tabulated below.

Brief highlights of the project are as under:

Sr. No.Name of the Station
StartNoida Sec.-51(Existing)
1Noida Sec.-61
2Noida Sec.-70
3Noida Sec.-122
4Noida Sec.-123
5Gr. Noida Sec.-4
6Eco Tech – 12
7Gr. Noida Sec.-2
8Gr. Noida Sec.-3
9Gr. Noida Sec.-10
10Gr. Noida Sec.-12
11Gr. Noida Knowledge Park-V

Benefits from the Project:

  • The importance of the project is due to the proposed inter-connectivity of the existing operational Aqua Line to the DMRC’s Blue line at Sector-61 Station and benefiting the commuters of Noida, Greater Noida West area and Greater Noida area with faster and direct connectivity towards Noida & Delhi and vice versa.
  • The DPR for the said Project has been approved by the NMRC Board. Now, DPR will be processed for approval by the Government of Uttar Pradesh and Government of India.

This comprehensive project aims to address the growing transportation needs of the Noida-Greater Noida region, fostering economic development and improving the overall quality of life for residents and commuters alike.

Source: NMRC- Press Release | Image Credit (representational): Noida Metro