After Noida to Greater Noida, the Metro corridor between Noida City Centre and Sector 62 is now on track. An Indo-Chinese joint venture, Cico-YFC, has bagged the contract to construct the 6.8-km link. The construction work is likely to begin by the second week of September.
- The cost of the Metro line will be shared on an 80-20 basis between the UP government and Centre. The total project cost is estimated at Rs 2,000 crore.
- According to DMRC officials, the contract with the company involves the civil engineering and construction work of the elevated viaduct and six elevated stations along the route.
- As per the alignment of the track, the Metro line will be routed over the central verge of the Master Plan Road-III from Sector 32 in Noida.
- This line will extend from the existing City Centre Metro station and connect Sector 32 to Sector 62 and touch NH24.
- The route will have six elevated stations at sectors 34, 52, 59, 61, 62 and Electronic City (NH24, Ghaziabad border).
- The track up to NH 24, which is expected to be complete within 36 months once construction starts, will be a major relief to people commuting within Noida and also going to Ghaziabad.
- It will also provide connectivity to sectors 32, 34, 35, Hoshiarpur, sectors 51, 52, 71, Greater Noida Extension Marg, Sarfabad, sectors 60, 61, 62, 63 and NH24.