Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) has prepared the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the expansion project of Aqua Line Metro. DPR has been sent to Noida and Greater Noida Authority. The Aqua Line will be extended from Botanical Garden Metro Station to Sector-142 along the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway.
Eight metro stations will be built on the 11.56 kilometre long track. All metro stations will be elevated. Botanical Garden metro station will become an interchange with the Aqua Line as well as the Blue Line with the Magenta Line, while after eight stations the Aqua Line will connect on the existing track of the metro near Sector-142. The cost of the project is Rs 2254 crore 35 lakh.
NMRC Managing Director Dr. Lokesh M said that with the expansion of Aqua Line, not only will Noida and Greater Noida be better connected, but the traffic between these two cities and Delhi and Haryana will also improve. NMRC’s Aqua Line network will be directly connected to DMRC’s Blue Line and Magenta Line networks.
After the operation of this metro line, the traffic between Noida and Delhi will become better for people working in IT companies, along with dozens of residential sectors around Noida-Greater Noida Expressway. NMRC has prepared the DPR of the project and sent it to Noida and Greater Noida Authority for approval. The DPR of the project will be placed in the next board meeting of NMRC. After this, it will be sent to the state and central governments for approval.
Till now, the Aqua Line was supposed to be extended from Noida towards Greater Noida West, but according to the new project, now the Aqua Line will be extended towards Noida-Greater Noida Expressway instead of Greater Noida West. This is the interchange of Blue Line and Magenta Line at Botanical Garden. After this project, Aqua Line Metro will also become a part of this interchange.
Botanical Garden, Sector-44, Noida Office, Sector-97, Sector-105, Sector-108, Sector-93, Panchsheel Boys Inter College, and Last station – Sector-142 of Aqua Line are already operating here.