Noida, India (Urban Transport News): To connect Delhi Metro's Airport Express Line with Greater Noida's upcoming Airport at Jewar, the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) on September 2, 2021, has signed a Memorandum of Undertaking (MoU) with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC) to conduct a feasibility study for a new high-speed metro rail link between both Airports.
According to MoU, DMRC will conduct a feasibility study on setting up a high-speed metro rail corridor between Delhi Metro's Airport Line and Greater Noida. DMRC will also prepare a detailed project report (DPR) for a metro rail corridor between Greater Noida and the upcoming Noida international airport.
Presently, Delhi Metro's Airport Express Line expands over 22-km between Dwarka Sector 21 and New Delhi stations, and authorities plan to eventually connect the Noida International Airport with the existing metro networks in Delhi and Noida. The plan is afoot to enhance mobility through a rapid transit network and link it to the upcoming state-of-the-art Noida International Airport.
Sources said that the feasibility study for the Greater Noida-Noida International Airport corridor has already been completed following which the DPR will be prepared now. For the other section connecting Greater Noida and the Airport Line, the feasibility study will be done according to the MoU.
According to the plan, the total length of the Greater Noida - Noida International Airport stretch will be about 36 km and the existing Airport Express line of Delhi Metro will span 38 km. Both these lines are being planned as "high-speed metro corridors" on the lines of the presently operational Airport Express Line which connects New Delhi with Terminal 3 of the IGI Airport.
These two corridors will originate from the Knowledge Park 2 station in Greater Noida, which will act as a connecting link between the two sections. The Airport Express Metro Line-Greater Noida corridor is also likely to be expanded from New Delhi station.