NOIDA: Noida Extension homebuyers now have another reason to cheer as the Metro line is going to be extended till Eco Village-III housing project giving them the much-needed connectivity. This route will come as an extension of the Sector 71 line.
UP government sources said the proposal will be tabled in the board meeting of Noida and Greater Noida authorities on Monday and discussions are on for the Detailed Project Report.
Government sources said that after the Samajwadi Party took over the reins in Lucknow, the Metro expansion plan was changed and connectivity to Noida Extension became a priority.
In addition to Noida Extension, group housing projects are also being constructed in various areas in Noida, especially Sectors 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 112 and 119. The Metro extension will even cater to these areas where nearly 50 housing projects are being constructed.
“The City Center Metro line will be extended till Eco Village via Sector 71. There will be four stations out of which two will be in Noida Extension. The Metro terminal will be near Eco Village-III, which is around 3km from Noida Extension roundabout,” said a senior government official.
In May, 2011, a new line starting from City Center station in Sector 32 was approved till Sector 62, touching NH-24. This new 6km route was planned via Sector 71 crossing to provide connectivity to Sectors 32, 34, 35, Hoshiarpur, Sectors 51, 52, 71, Greater Noida Extension Marg, Sarfabad, Sectors 60, 61, 62, 63 and NH-24.
Another loop from Sector 71 via Sector 121, Knowledge Park-IV and Pari Chowk has been planned till Bodaki railway station in Greater Noida. This expansion will connect Noida Extension that falls near Sector 121.
As per the new plan, the two Metro stations likely to be developed in Noida will be in Sectors 71 and 121, while the first station in Noida Extension will be developed near the township’s roundabout which will head towards Eco Village-III.