Noida Metro will set a world record of being the first Metro line to be commissioned within two and a half years of launch.
- The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has launched a record 200 U-girders – which is equivalent to approximately 2.7km of elevated viaduct – on the Noida-Greater Noida Metro track in May.
- If trains roll by the end of 2017, the Noida Metro will set a world record.
- The latest feat of launching 200 U-girders in May will significantly expedite the progress of construction on the corridor.
- DMRC officials said the U-girders were being cast at two casting yards located in Noida and Greater Noida.
- Till now, out of a total 1,800 U-girders, 390 have been launched, while 120 remain in stock. Every month, the DMRC targets a launch of 140 girders.
- The work of Noida-Greater Noida corridor is being executed by the DMRC on behalf of the NMRC. The civil works on this corridor consist of 29.7km of viaduct and 21 stations.
- 6 km. of viaduct has been completed already on this corridor in a span of one year since the award of the first contract for civil works.
- The viaduct on the Noida-Greater Noida section is being constructed by a specialised technique of pre-cast pier caps and precast U-girders.
- Roof casting of five stations has already been completed. These stations include sectors 71, 137, 143, 149 and Delta in Greater Noida. So far about 45% of civil works has been completed on the corridor.
- As per officials all civil work for the track will be completed by June 2017. The Metro, which is estimated to cost Rs 5,533 crore, is expected to roll by December 2017, 3 months before the scheduled target of March, 2018.