Centre approves Delhi Metro corridor extension

by National | 16-05-2018 | 482 views

Newdelhi: In order to boost public transport infrastructure, the Union Cabinet has approved an extension of Delhi Metro corridor from Noida City Centre to Sector 62 Noida in Uttar Pradesh. The extension will cover a length of 6.675 km at the total completion cost of Rs. 1,967 crores.

The extension of Delhi Metro corridor from Noida City Centre to Noida Sector 62 is the extension to Dwarka- Noida City Centre line of Delhi metro system which will result in to people being assured about their mobility and thus more people will like to move to this satellite town to Delhi, thus decongesting Delhi.

At the project site, approximately 800 staff including engineers and other staff has been engaged. Further, the DMRC has started procedure for recruitment of around 200 employees for operation and maintenance of this corridor.

The Government of India liability will be Rs. 340.60 crore on account of grant and subordinate debt. The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Union Minister ravi Shankar Prasad, who was also present there, announced the approvals.

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