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Greater Noida West Metro gets approval from Central Govt's PIB, construction to begin SOON

The much awaited Greater Noida West metro project has received approval from the central govt's Public Investment Board (PIB), and the construction work is expected to begin soon.

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The Noida-Greno West Metro Project that is an extension of the Aqua Line Metro in Gautam Buddh Nagar and passes through the Greater Noida West area has received approval from the central government's Public Investment Board (PIB). The PIB has approved and amended the budget and sent the file to the government for the final approval. As per a report on a local news website, the PIB has given approval to the project and central govt will invest 20 percent money in the project. The construction of the project can begin anytime soon, local media reports suggest.

The Aqua Line metro's extension is proposed to connect Noida and Greater Noida (West) also known as Noida Extension and estimated to come up at a cost of Rs 2,200 crore. The extension corridor of the Aqua Line metro will connect Noida Sector 51 and Knowledge Park V in Greater Noida (West). The route is proposed to have nine stations over 14.95 km.

About the project

The Greater Noida West Metro project is a 14.95 km long line with 9 stations. The first phase will have a 9.15 km long-elevated track, where five elevated stations are to be built, including sector 122, sector 123, sector 4, sector 12 Ecotech, and sector-2. In the second phase, the rest of the four metro stations will be constructed. 

Budget

The Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC), Noida and Greater Noida Authority, Central Government and Uttar Pradesh Government is expected to spend a total of Rs 2,200 crore on the complete project. Earlier, the budget was expected to be around Rs 2457 crore, but PIB has now reduced the budget by around Rs 250 crore. Rs 500 crore has been allocated and will be spent on civil work. 

India's Highest Metro Station

As per the officials, a 4-storey metro station will be constructed for this route at the Gaur City, and Gautam Buddha Nagar will be the first city in the country to have a 4-storey station. Under the Aqua line Metro project, the metro will run from Sector-51 to the Greater Noida Extension (Greater Noida West). 

Completion of the project 

The project is expected to begin around March 2023 after final approval from the centre and floating a tender for construction companies. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2024. 

With PTI inputs