Noida International Airport and Delhi IGI Airport to get Metro connectivity; DMRC-YEIDA sign agreement
On Tuesday, DMRC and Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority signed an agreement
Greater Noida remains in isolation as regards metro connectivity. The department, however, is connecting the Greater Noida metro line with other routes; it may soon offer connectivity to the IGI airport as well.
On Tuesday, DMRC and Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority signed an agreement to draft a DPR (detailed project report) for the development of a metro link between Greater Noida and New Delhi Railway station.
The new proposed link will offer last-mile connectivity between the upcoming Noida International Airport in Jewar and other parts of the city, including the IGI airport.
A team of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) made a presentation to YEIDA officials regarding the rail line between Greater Noida's Knowledge Park area and New Delhi Railway Station, covering a distance of 37 km over 11 stations in an estimated one hour time, according to a press release.
Separately, Shailendra Bhatia, YEIDA's officer on special duty and nodal officer for the Noida Airport said the plan is to provide hassle-free connectivity to passengers between both the airports, which are around 75 km apart.
According to the press release, the YEIDA has asked the DMRC to submit the complete DPR by March 31, 2023.
During the presentation, DMRC officials informed YEIDA that the proposed metro route between the Noida International Airport in Jewar and the Indira Gandhi International Airport can be connected via the New Delhi Railway Station, according to the statement.
Work is underway for the Noida International Airport in the Jewar area of Gautam Buddh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh.
The first phase of the proposed greenfield airport is scheduled to be completed by September 2024, when flight operations will also begin from there, according to an official.