The 30km long Noida-Greater Noida Metro Link’s trail is going to commence in April. The NMRC – Noida Metro Rail Corporation confirms the trial of this long stretch after the UPPTCL i.e the Uttar Pradesh Power Transmission Corporation Limited gave its nod for the disbursal of electricity immediately.
The trial was scheduled to start in December 2017 but got delayed due to the insufficient power supply from UPPTCL that pushed the Noida-Greater Noida Metro Rail trial for the tenure of more than three months. Mr. PD Upadhyay, Executive Director, NMRC was quoted saying, “The UPPTCL has started supplying 400KV electricity supply from its Sector 148 power substation from February 28 to the 30km Noida-Greater Noida Metro link. UPPTCL’s top officials have also conducted an inspection and written to their staff in Noida to immediately start power supply. It is good news because now, we can start trials on this Metro link in April and make way for commercial operations after completing the necessary formalities related to safety.”
Although, the DMRC – Delhi Metro Rail Corporation begun the test run of 1Km stretch from 2nd February this year. But, the larger stretch of the route that connects Noida and Greater Noida was seeking the supply of electricity from the UPPTCL for completion of work. Now, the trial will commence from the next month as all electricity lines, substations and other work related to the power supply are getting final touch.
Mr. PD Upadhyay, further added that “It takes time to lay electricity lines and ready substations. Finally, everything is in place in terms of power supply requirement. It means the big hurdle of power supply is now over. Now, we will focus on other works such as signaling, electricity wires and other technical requirements at all completed Metro stations and power networks. Due to non-availability of adequate power we were not able to do that earlier.”
This 30Km long route will connect Sector 2, 51, 50, 78, 81, Dadri Road along with Sectors 83, 137, 142, 143, 144, 147, 153, 149, Knowledge Park 2, Knowledge Park 1, Pari Chowk, Alpha 1, Alpha 2, Delta 1 and Depot station. This metro corridor is enabled with world-class elevators, lifts and separate entry and exit points. The commencement of this metro line will make commuting easier for nearly 15 lakh people who travel for work and other purposes from Noida, Delhi and Greater Noida areas every day.
Also, the NMRC has received rupees 687.82 crores from the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and is likely to get the remaining rupees 282 crores as a part of 970 crores INR which is an equity of the Centre Government in the Noida-Greater Noida Metro Link project.