Sec 62 to Indirapuram metro extension hits design hurdle

The proposed extension of Noida’s Sector 62 metro line as much as Indirapuram might face extreme hurdles because of the proposed Delhi-Meerut Expressway (DME) venture on the identical route.

In a excessive stage assembly on the workplace of Common VK Singh (retd), Ghaziabad MP, on Wednesday, officers of the Ghaziabad Growth Authority (GDA) communicated the difficulty to Delhi Metro Rail Company (DMRC) and Nationwide Highways Authority of India (NHAI) officers.

Earlier, the GDA has sought an extension of Noida’s Sector 62 metro venture as much as one station in Indirapuram, close to the CISF crossing in Ghaziabad. Throughout its current board assembly in April, the authority had additionally cleared a proposal for preparation of the detailed venture report by DMRC.

“Since a flyover is proposed for DME venture at CISF crossing, it could create hurdles for the metro extension from Sector 62 in direction of Ghaziabad. We’ve requested NHAI and different senior officers to rethink the development of the flyover. In case the flyover development goes forward, the metro won’t have area to be prolonged to Indirapuram,” Vijay Kumar Yadav, GDA vice-chairman, mentioned.

By extending the metro from Sector 62 to Indirapuram, the GDA needs to offer metro connectivity to Noida, because it takes commuters longer to journey by highway.

The assembly was attended by senior officers of NHAI, NCR Planning Board, Gen (retd) VK Singh and GDA.

“Since a vehicular underpass can also be proposed close to the CISF crossing, there could be nearly no area left for extending the metro in direction of Indirapuram, both by way of an elevated part or underground. We’ve additionally mentioned throughout the assembly that the flyover will not be required. Now, it’s as much as NHAI to resolve upon our request,” Yadav mentioned.

The DME can have 4 lanes every on both aspect, with a 6 lane entry managed expressway in between. The lanes of the entry managed expressway will probably be elevated round two metres than different lanes. All the venture is split into 4 sections, together with a second part from UP-Gate to Dasna in Ghaziabad.

Officers from NHAI mentioned that deviation or alteration within the finalised DME venture will not be doable, and that they made it clear throughout the assembly.

“Any alteration will show a setback to our circulation plan of DME venture. Additional, the venture should be reapproved by the cupboard because of the monetary implications. GDA officers didn’t method us earlier after they had plans for his or her infrastructure initiatives. In case the authority needs to proceed with the metro extension, they should elevate the peak and likewise take correct NOCs from NHAI,” a senior NHAI official mentioned.

NHAI officers mentioned that they’ve additionally communicated their reservations to Gen (retd) VK Singh and likewise to their division’s senior officers.

Earlier in Might, the cupboard committee on financial affairs (CCEA), chaired by the Prime Minister, had given its approval for the part of Delhi-Meerut Expressway (DME) from UP-Gate to Dasna. The part will quickly be opened for rebid.

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