The 30-km long elevated Noida-Greater Noida metro extension is likely to be thrown open by March 2017, months ahead of its deadline, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation chief Mangu Singh said today.
Singh made the comments at an event to mark the installation of the first ‘U-girder’, horizontal segments on which metro tracks are laid on elevated sections, of this upcoming corridor.
Singh expressed hope that in view of the “fast pace” of construction, it “should be possible” to open this section for the public a few months before the schedule.
“Generally, the casting of the U girders takes at least six months. However, the same was achieved within a period of four months facilitating the installation work within such a short time,” DMRC chief spokesperson Anuj Dayal said.
The said extension, that will be an extension of two lines, namely Dwarka Sector 21-Noida City Centre and the upcoming Noida-Noida Sector 62 stretch, will comprise 21 stations, work for which begun earlier this year.