Greater Noida to IGI Airport Metro link on fast-track

Vandana Keelor, TNN | Jun 19, 2014, 02.06AM IST

GREATER NOIDA: The Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) is getting ready to fast-track its plan of connecting a 66-km route between Greater Noida and the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport via a high-speed metro link. Having completed the feasibility report for the project, final touches are being given to the project's detailed project report.

According to GNIDA officials, a recent meeting was held for finalising the feasibility report. "The DMRC is working on the report, which should be completed soon," said a GNIDA official.

Once in place, residents of Noida and Greater Noida will be able to reach IGI Airport in less than 50 minutes even during peak traffic. Sources said this Metro link is expected to run at 160 km per hour and will cover a distance of 66km with only five or six stations on its route. The proposed stations are likely to be located at Bodaki, Pari Chowk, Faridabad, Gurgaon and IGI Airport.

Sources said that the proposed high-speed link is expected to run parallel to the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor and join the proposed Faridabad-Noida-Ghaziabad route. A bridge would be constructed on Yamuna river near Kondli village, 5km from Pari Chowk. The Metro would then be connected to Badarpur Metro, Delhi and Gurgaon. There is also a proposal to connect the domestic airport to the route, officials said.