Noida has so many stories to tell this week. Here’s an update on what’s your city favourite city is witnessing:
3 Development Updates
- Metro line linking Noida with IGI Airport likely to open by year-end
- The 3.9-km stretch is part of a 33-km Janakpuri West-Kalindi Kunj network that will cover Noida and Delhi.
- The under-construction 3.9-km Kalindi Kunj-Botanic Garden Metro link is likely to open to public by the end of the year, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and the Noida authority said on Thursday.
- The 3.9-km stretch is part of a 33-km Janakpuri West-Kalindi Kunj network that will cover Noida and Delhi. Once operational, the line will be a direct link between Noida and the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi.
- The 33-km Janakpuri West-Kalindi Kunj corridor will have stations at Jamia Milia Islamia, Kalkaji, Okhla, Nehru Place, IIT, Hauz Khas, RK Puram, Munirka, Vasant Vihar and IGI domestic terminal, Palam and Janakpuri, among others. The Kalindi Kunj-Botanic Garden line will have two stations — Okhla bird sanctuary and Kalindi Kunj.
- International cricket coming to Gr. Noida
- The newly built cricket stadium in Greater Noida is all set to host its first set of international matches in April.
- The Shaheed Vijay Singh Parthik Sports Stadium, which is the home ground of Afghanistan cricket team, will host matches between Afghanistan, Namibia and Nepal.
- A MoU has been signed between the Board of Control for Cricket in India and the Afghanistan Cricket Board to this effect.
- Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) officials said, a four-day series will be played between Afghanistan and Namibia from April 10 to 13. Two one-day matches between Namibia and Nepal are also scheduled for April 16 and 18.
- “The matches have already been approved by the International Cricket Council. We are just awaiting final clearances,” said Rajeev Tyagi, General Manager (Projects), GNIDA. Ahead of the internationals matches, a practice match will be played between Uttar Pradesh and Afghanistan on April 6 & 7.
- The Greater Noida stadium currently has a seating capacity for 8,000 people, which is in the process of being enhanced to 14,000 spectators for the future. Constructed and developed by GNIDA, it has been built according to ICC specifications.
- Delhi’s Kalindi Kunj Metro set for trial run by September
- The under-construction 3.9-km link between Kalindi Kunj in Delhi and Botanical Garden Metro station in Noida is likely to be ready almost three months ahead of schedule.
- The original target for completion of the track was March 2017, while trials were to start by December 2016.
- The Kalindi Kunj-Botanical Garden track will connect to DMRC’s magenta line. Now only the Blue line now connects Noida to Delhi.
- Once this Rs. 845 Crore new corridor is ready, commuters will no longer have to go to Rajiv Chowk Metro station to take the yellow line (Huda City Centre to Samaypur Badli) as the corridor will form a ringed route and connect Botanic Garden station with Hauz Khas station via Amity University, Kalindi Kunj and Kalkaji temple station.
- With the construction of Botanic Garden interchange station, the travelling time between Noida and Gurgaon will come down considerably with interchange at Hauz Khas. At present, the journey from Huda City Centre in Gurgaon to Botanic Garden in Noida takes about one-and-a-half hours with interchange at the busy Rajiv Chowk Metro station.
Global textile exhibition in Gr Noida this weekend
- The city is set to host a textile exhibition from March 5-6, where about 3,000 domestic and international buyers are expected to attend.
- This is the 2nd edition (first was held in Goa) of the textile exhibition titled, International Ethnic Week 2016, will be held at India Exposition Mart, Greater Noida, and is expected to bring in varied business interests to the city.
- With 108 textile manufacturers from across India showcasing their work, the fashion exposition is set to witness the participation of 2,500 domestic buyers and 500 international buyers from the UK, the US, Bangladesh, Pakistan, South Africa and the Gulf countries.
Sources: TOI / HT