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Noida and Greater Noida Boards on Friday 13th January 2013..gave green signal to Noida to Greater Noida and city Centre to sector 62 Metro rail projects.Noida CEO Sanjiv Saran and Greater Noida CEO Rama Raman told media after the meeting of the two Boards that the total length of the Metro project is 29.70 kilometers. It will be run on 1433 gauge.

The maximum speed of train would be 95 kilometer per hour while scheduled speed is 35 kilometer per hour.

To recover the cost, it was decided to increase the FAR (floor area ratio) of group housing projects from 2.75 to 3.5 in the projects falling within 1 kilometer distance on either side of the metro rail track.

In a board meeting held on April 30, the Urban Development ministry gave green signal to this project and approved Delhi Metro Rail Corporation's (DMRC) appointment as a consultant for the project on a turnkey basis.



  • Total length : 29.707 kms (From Noida Sector 32 - Knowledge Park-IV, Greater Noida)
  • No of stations : 22 (13 on ground and 7 elevated.)
  • Estimated Cost : 5000 crore
  • Expected Completion : 2017

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Noida Metro Rail Corporation -NMRC


The rail link between the twin cities of Noida and greater Noida will be governed by a proposed body called as Noida metro rail corporation or NMRC. It takes care of all the project work to develop the rail link between the two cities. This would connect the capital of India to one of the satellite cities near to it. NMRC says that the rapid metro link would be ready by 2017 that would help faster commutation between the two cities which is still connected by the age old road transport system only.

Background : Noida had first approved the detailed project report of the link in 2010. But since then, the project has remained in limbo. Earlier, the Authority had planned to build this Metro link on public private partnership model, but now the two industrial authorities of Noida and Greater Noida will fund this project.​

Noida Metro gets Centre’s nod, to come up by 2017

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The long-awaited Metro rail link between Noida and Greater Noida has got a green signal from the urban development ministry. In a board meeting held on Wednesday, the ministry approved Delhi Metro Rail Corporation's (DMRC) appointment as a consultant for the project on a turnkey basis, sources said. The 30km link will be built at a cost of about Rs 5,000 crore.

Construction work on the new link will commence after a memorandum of understanding (is signed between the Noida Authority and the DMRC, sources said. Terms of the MoU have already been approved and submitted to the UP government in Lucknow for its approval.According to officials of the Noida Authority, the MoU is likely to be signed after the general elections while work could begin in the next two months.

Since former Delhi CM Sheila Dixit was opposed to the DMRC working outside the capital, the Authority had last year decided to form the Noida Metro Rail Company (NMRC) to construct this 30km line. Officials said that in view of the enormous passenger pressure on the Delhi-Noida route and a projected population of over 15 lakh in Noida and around 12 lakh in Greater Noida by 2031, a clean and efficient public transport facility, matching the transport infrastructure of Delhi, is urgently needed in the region.

A total 22 stations are proposed on the route - 13 on ground and seven elevated. Two stations at Knowledge Park-I and sector Delta-1 in Greater Noida are planned for future expansion. Starting from Noida City Centre in Sector 32, the proposed Metro corridor will head towards Greater Noida through stations in sectors 50, 51, 78, 101, 81, 83, 85, 137, 142, 143, 144, 147, 149 and 153. It enter Greater Noida through Knowledge Park-II and cross Pari Chowk and sectors Alpha-1 and 2 before terminating at a station proposed near Knowledge Park-IV in Greater Noida. The entire route will be an elevated track.

This project is expected to be completed by 2017, officials said. Noida had first approved the detailed project report of the link in 2010. But since then, the project has remained in limbo. Earlier, the Authority had planned to build this Metro link on public private partnership model, but now the two industrial authorities of Noida and Greater Noida will fund this project.
 

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Noida Metro gets Centre’s nod, to come up by 2017

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Any news on funding pattern and approval of the same. This seems to be an approval from Centre to allow DMRC to work on Noida metro,as Centre is a stakeholder of DMRC.

There is hardly any detailed news on funding in the newspapers. Are they going for JICA/ADB loan? Is the loan tied up? One newspaper says it is 50% funded by Centre and 50% by Noida and Greater Noida. Centre will not fund 50% of cost; it must be 50% of equity. The loan tie-up is not very clear.

Or it can be New Bombay type funding where Noida and Greater Noida fund on their own without Centre's hep.
 

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Any news on funding pattern and approval of the same. This seems to be an approval from Centre to allow DMRC to work on Noida metro,as Centre is a stakeholder of DMRC.

There is hardly any detailed news on funding in the newspapers. Are they going for JICA/ADB loan? Is the loan tied up? One newspaper says it is 50% funded by Centre and 50% by Noida and Greater Noida. Centre will not fund 50% of cost; it must be 50% of equity. The loan tie-up is not very clear.

Or it can be New Bombay type funding where Noida and Greater Noida fund on their own without Centre's hep.
From the same article - ''Earlier, the Authority had planned to build this Metro link on public private partnership model, but now the two industrial authorities of Noida and Greater Noida will fund this project.''
 

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^^

Only if newspapers know what they write. Nothing of that sort ( funding contribution) is mentioned in their official websites.

And IMHO, municipal corporations of Noida and Greater Noida are not rich enough to fund this alone as their land bank and income are relatively very less.But I donno if they have any new land banks which they can sell albeit in a weak market to fund this.

I think they will take help of State and Centre's funds which will happen in the coming days , for which thry have to go through approval process.

Yes, they may issue tenders for feel good factor just like how MEGA did 2 years vack without financial closure. I exactly said the same thing that MEGA will look for Centre's funds or external funds but few Gujarat fans didn't believe.
 

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From the gibberish of various newspapers, I understand 1 thing - Both the corporations are looking for revenues form higher FAR to fund this partly, which means fund collection will be an ongoing task during metro construction. Some newspapers say 50% will be funded by Centre, while some say 100% funded by the local authorities (which looks too high to come from higher FAR revenues over 3-5 years).
 

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Noida and Greater Noida Boards on Friday 13th January 2013..gave green signal to Noida to Greater Noida and city Centre to sector 62 Metro rail projects.Noida CEO Sanjiv Saran and Greater Noida CEO Rama Raman told media after the meeting of the two Boards that the total length of the Metro project is 29.70 kilometers. It will be run on 1433 gauge.

The maximum speed of train would be 95 kilometer per hour while scheduled speed is 35 kilometer per hour.

To recover the cost, it was decided to increase the FAR (floor area ratio) of group housing projects from 2.75 to 3.5 in the projects falling within 1 kilometer distance on either side of the metro rail track.

In a board meeting held on April 30, the Urban Development ministry gave green signal to this project and approved Delhi Metro Rail Corporation's (DMRC) appointment as a consultant for the project on a turnkey basis.



  • Total length : 29.707 kms (From Noida Sector 32 - Knowledge Park-IV, Greater Noida)
  • No of stations : 22 (13 on ground and 7 elevated.)
  • Estimated Cost : 5000 crore
  • Expected Completion : 2017

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Noida Metro Rail Corporation -NMRC


The rail link between the twin cities of Noida and greater Noida will be governed by a proposed body called as Noida metro rail corporation or NMRC. It takes care of all the project work to develop the rail link between the two cities. This would connect the capital of India to one of the satellite cities near to it. NMRC says that the rapid metro link would be ready by 2017 that would help faster commutation between the two cities which is still connected by the age old road transport system only.

Background : Noida had first approved the detailed project report of the link in 2010. But since then, the project has remained in limbo. Earlier, the Authority had planned to build this Metro link on public private partnership model, but now the two industrial authorities of Noida and Greater Noida will fund this project.​
 

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Metro link, industrial township top projects for twin cities in 2014

State infrastructure and industrial development commissioner (IIDC), Alok Ranjan, said on Friday that Rs 13,000 crore would be spent on infrastructure projects in Noida and Greater Noida this year. State government officials said that work on the Metro line expansion from Noida to Greater Noida would begin within three months.

Talking to TOI, Rama Raman, chairman of the Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway authorities, said that he expects to lay the foundation stone of the 30km-long Metro link between Noida City Center station to Bodaki in Greater Noida by next year.

Earlier, Noida Authority had announced the formation of the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) at a cost of Rs 1,000 crore to expedite the project with all formalities related to its formation.

"We are simultaneously working on forming the NMRC and pitching in the DMRC as a consultant for the project. The central government has already asked the NMRC to be formed while the proposal to form it with 100% equity by UP only is pending with the state government. We hope to get the green signal soon. Our intention is to start work for the Metro link next year. We are likely to decide the date of foundation stone laying ceremony soon. We are on way to complete the official paper work required to do so," he said. Earlier, former Delhi CM Sheila Dixit had opposed the DMRC working outside the capital but officials are now hopeful that things would be streamlined soon and the Metro expansion in UP will take off soon.


Work on Noida Metro to start in May-June


Work on the Noida-Greater Noida Metro rail project is likely to begin in May or June, Chairman of the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) said on Wednesday.

Chairman Rama Raman said this while inaugurating week-long celebrations to mark the 24th Foundation Day of Greater Noida at City Park here. The Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) was set up on January 28, 1991.

"There is a need to improve the public transport system.

Efforts are being made to start work on Metro rail project connecting Noida and Greater Noida. Work is projected to start from May or June," Raman said.
 

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Any news on funding pattern and approval of the same. This seems to be an approval from Centre to allow DMRC to work on Noida metro,as Centre is a stakeholder of DMRC.

There is hardly any detailed news on funding in the newspapers. Are they going for JICA/ADB loan? Is the loan tied up? One newspaper says it is 50% funded by Centre and 50% by Noida and Greater Noida. Centre will not fund 50% of cost; it must be 50% of equity. The loan tie-up is not very clear.

Or it can be New Bombay type funding where Noida and Greater Noida fund on their own without Centre's hep.
From the same article - ''Earlier, the Authority had planned to build this Metro link on public private partnership model, but now the two industrial authorities of Noida and Greater Noida will fund this project.''

From another source - ''Both Noida and Greater Noida authorities had announced Metro link between these two cities in January last year and the proposal was approved by the UP Cabinet in October. A total Rs 5,097 crore will be spent on the project out of which 50 per cent will be funded by the Centre and the remaining will be borne by both authorities.''
 

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Exactly that is where it is confusing. For Centre's funds, a separate approval for funding ( please note "approval for funding" ) is required.

In another news, it is 100% UP owned ; and all others say Noida and Greater Noida.

First the newspapers need to understand the difference between state Govt and municipal councils.

More clarity will come in the coming days.
 

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Indiadreams, I have to ask you one thing honestly as someone who worked as a journo. Why do you pick on journos so much? :D Have you dealt with them a lot?
 

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Indiadreams, I have to ask you one thing honestly as someone who worked as a journo. Why do you pick on journos so much? :D Have you dealt with them a lot?
No, not at all. I dont know any mainstream journos though I personally know few journos of page 3, entertainment section and lifestyle and fashion magazines.

I am not against journos at all. My limited point is that contents of newspapers should not be taken as proof unless it is a quote from official spokesperson. It is not fair to expect newspapers to employ experts in each field to provide accurate news. They just provide news. That is it.

But , I am against newspapers providing wrong opinions without good knowledge of the subject. Lack of knowledge is fine; providing wrong opinions on account of lack of knowledge is not correct.

For example, newspapers reporting differences in fare formula between MMRDA and Reliance is fine. But the newspapers go a step further and say that metro will be delayed because of that without understanding the real issues just to sensationslise.

Another example is a headline like this " Bandra Versova link road is close to reality as environmental ministry has approved the project". Now if you see they combine an opinion with a fact. But the opinion is on a poor research. They dont know there are 'n ' number of approvals/ issues that need to be sorted out before it becomes a reality. They should simply report the fact if they cant provide a well researched opinion. None wants their ill-researched opinions.
 

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Another biggest problem of print media is those "reliable" anonymous sources who don't want to be identified.

As a consultant who worked on many Government policies , I absolutely know how these anonymous sources work.

Usually the more informed top-brass of public departments advise consultants to be sensitive when presenting to a committee or board of babus. Inspit of all precautions,one cannot avoid the horror of those uninformed source. In a set of babus in a committee , a few would be completely disinterested in proceedings (especially those sitting in the back rows of a round table) that they suddenly wake up to pick up some adverse scenarios in a discussion which has many "ifs" and "buts". Without understanding the full issue, the discussion will be leaked to media in the name of anonymous sources.

Now you got the most sensational news for SSC the next day. The news may not still be sensational for common people in many cases. Else, the heads will roll.
 

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NOIDA: Metro connectivity in Noida received a big push on Tuesday with UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav clearing two major routes — a 29.7 km line from Noida City Centre (Sector 32) to Greater Noida, and another 6.7-km stretch from City Centre to Sector 62.

The City Centre-Sector 62 link is a Rs 1,816 crore project while the Noida-Greater Noida route is estimated to cost Rs 5,064 crore. Both are expected to be complete by 2017. At a cabinet meeting in Lucknow, Akhilesh authorized Noida Authority chairman and CEO Rama Raman to set up a special purpose vehicle called Noida Metro Rail Corporation and to enter into a memorandum of association and article of association with the company.

The UP government has also appointed DMRC as the turnkey consultant for putting both long-awaited projects on track.

The approval granted to Metro extension in Noida on Tuesday is the second in three months granted by UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav. In June, he had approved the 3.9 km, Rs 845-crore Botanical Garden-Kalindi Kunj Metro link.

Officials said the cost of the City Centre-Sector 62 line will be shared on an 80-20 basis between UP government and Centre. The Noida-Greater Noida line, on the other hand, will be funded by the two authorities.NOIDA: Metro connectivity in Noida received a big push on Tuesday with UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav clearing two major routes — a 29.7 km line from Noida City Centre (Sector 32) to Greater Noida, and another 6.7-km stretch from City Centre to Sector 62.

The City Centre-Sector 62 link is a Rs 1,816 crore project while the Noida-Greater Noida route is estimated to cost Rs 5,064 crore. Both are expected to be complete by 2017. At a cabinet meeting in Lucknow, Akhilesh authorized Noida Authority chairman and CEO Rama Raman to set up a special purpose vehicle called Noida Metro Rail Corporation and to enter into a memorandum of association and article of association with the company.

The UP government has also appointed DMRC as the turnkey consultant for putting both long-awaited projects on track.

The approval granted to Metro extension in Noida on Tuesday is the second in three months granted by UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav. In June, he had approved the 3.9 km, Rs 845-crore Botanical Garden-Kalindi Kunj Metro link.

Officials said the cost of the City Centre-Sector 62 line will be shared on an 80-20 basis between UP government and Centre. The Noida-Greater Noida line, on the other hand, will be funded by the two authorities.

The City Centre to Sector 62 line will touch NH-24, and will benefit people commuting within Noida and also going to Ghaziabad. It will 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.

The proposed route will have six elevated stations at sectors 34, 52, 59, 61, 62 and Electronic City (NH-24, Ghaziabad border). These new stations on the extended route will benefit commuters on both sides of NH-24 and also provide a solution to the traffic congestion faced along this path. This route is expected to be completed within 36 months once construction starts.

The Noida-Greater Noida Metro track will have 22 stations, of which 13 will be constructed on ground while seven will be elevated. Two stations at Knowledge Park-I and Sector Delta-1 in Greater Noida are planned for future expansion.

Starting from Noida City Centre in Sector 32, the proposed Metro corridor will head towards Greater Noida via stations in sectors 50, 51, 78, 101, 81, Dadri Road, 83, 85, 137, 142, 143, 144, 147, 153 and sector 149 in Noida. It will enter Greater Noida through Knowledge Park-II and traverse Pari Chowk, Sector-Alpha 1 and 2, before terminating at Depot Station proposed near Knowledge Park-IV in Greater Noida. The entire Metro alignment is proposed to be elevated.

"As Noida and Greater Noida urbanize at an unprecedented pace, we want to improve transport systems between the two cities," said Noida CEO Rama Raman. "The need is to put in place an effective and flexible community transport system. We will continue to push for approvals on all pending Metro route extensions like the 66 km route between Greater Noida and Indira Gandhi International airport and the 20.6 km Metro rail route between Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway, with the relevant authorities and soon put them on track, too," Raman said.

Officials said that though planned much earlier, the change of guard in UP resulted in the Metro extension from City Centre station to Sector 62 being put on hold. Finally, in April 2013, the UP government gave an in-principle approval to the proposed route.

The Metro link between Noida and Greater Noida was first proposed in 2010 and received a go-ahead from the ministry of urban development in April 2014. The ministry had also cleared DMRC's appointment as a consultant for the project on a turnkey basis.

"We have completed all formalities for the MoU to be signed with DMRC," Raman said. "We will now schedule a meeting with DMRC and fix a date at the earliest for inking on the dotted line for both routes," he added. "Construction will start as soon as we make the payment," he added.
 

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NOIDA: Noida and Greater Noida Authorities held a meeting on Tuesday to accelerate the Metro link project. Officials said an MoU could be signed soon. The proposed Noida Metro Rail Corporation, which was recently granted approval by the UP government, will be responsible of the transportation, connectivity and movement of the 29.7km track linking Noida and Greater Noida. A team of officials has been formed by the chairman and CEO of Noida and Greater Noida authorities to speed-up formation of the company.

Once the draft MoU is approved by the government, Noida and Greater Noida authorities will formally ink on the dotted line. "We expect it to come through next week," said the official. "Work on the track will commence as soon as the MoU is signed," he added. According to estimates of DMRC and the two authorities, nearly 65,000 passengers are expected to use the link every day. The track is likely to be commissioned by 2017.

The proposed route will have a total 22 stations, of which 13 will be constructed on ground, with seven elevated stations. Two stations - Knowledge Park-I and Sector Delta-1 in Greater Noida - are planned for expansion in future. Starting from Noida City Centre in Sector 32, the proposed Metro corridor will head towards Greater Noida via stations in Noida's sectors 50, 51, 78, 101, 81 on the Dadri Road, and sectors 83, 85, 137, 142, 143, 144, 147, 153 & 149 thereafter. It will enter Greater Noida through Knowledge Park-II and traverse Pari Chowk, Sector-Alpha 1 and 2, before terminating at Depot station, proposed near the recreational greens in Knowledge Park-IV in Greater Noida.

Entire Metro alignment is proposed to be elevated.

Fast tracking the Noida-Greater Noida Metro link to its next step, the two authorities held a meeting on Tuesday. Officials said that the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the Metro track could be signed any day now.

Officials from the twin Authorities are leaving no stone unturned in putting the Metro project on track. The proposed Noida Metro Rail Company (NMRC), which was recently granted approval from the Uttar Pradesh state government, will be in charge of the transportation, connectivity and movement of the 29.7-km track between Noida and Greater Noida. The construction will be undertaken by the Delhi Metro rail Corporation (DMRC), while the project will be funded by the two authorities.

A team of officials has been formed by the Chairman and CEO of Noida and Greater Noida to fast track the formation of the company. "This team will focus on and speed up the registration of the NMRC," said an official.

Meanwhile, once the draft MoU receives an approval from the government, Noida and Greater Noida will formally ink the dotted line. "We are expecting it to come through next week," said the official. "After the MoU is signed, work will commence on the track," he added. According to DMRC and the Authority's estimates, nearly 65,000 passengers are expected to use the link every day. The track is estimated to be commissioned by 2017.

The proposed route will have a total 22 stations, of which 13 will be constructed on ground while seven stations will be elevated. Two stations at Knowledge Park-I and sector Delta-1 in Greater Noida are planned for future expansion. Starting from Noida City Centre in Sector 32, the proposed Metro corridor will head towards Greater Noida via stations in sectors 50, 51, 78, 101, 81, on the Dadri road, 83, 85, 137, 142, 143, 144, 147, 153 & sector 149 in Noida. It will enter Greater Noida through Knowledge Park-II and traverse Pari Chowk, Sector-Alpha 1 and 2, before terminating at Depot station proposed near recreational green, Knowledge Park-IV in Greater Noida. Entire Metro alignment is proposed to be elevated.
 
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