The Ghaziabad improvement authority (GDA) has hinted at constraints which will forestall the lately proposed Metro route from Sector 62 in Noida to Vaishali in Ghaziabad from transferring ahead. Officials stated there are a number of patches of personal land alongside the proposed hall, and buying them might pose authorized and monetary hurdles to the authority.
On this regard, GDA officials will meet officials of the Delhi Metro Rail Company (DMRC) on Tuesday to talk about the newly proposed route and two beforehand proposed routes that the authority had rejected.
These two Metro routes are the Mohan Nagar to Vaishali route and the Sector 62, Noida to Sahibabad route. In January 2020, DMRC submitted a venture report to GDA, which estimated a price range of ₹1,517 crore for the Sector 62 to Sahibabad route, and ₹1,808.22 crore for the Vaishali to Mohan Nagar route.
“The newly proposed route from Sector 62 to Vaishali requires the acquisition of a number of patches of personal land. However the authority might face authorized and monetary points due to this. So, we do not discover this route possible. As a substitute, the 2 beforehand proposed routes are being thought of once more,” stated Manvendra Singh, officiating chief engineer of GDA.
“These two routes and the newly proposed route will probably be mentioned with DMRC officials on Tuesday. We might revert to the earlier two routes, together with the Sector 62 to Sahibabad route, which may additionally function an interchange hub for passengers with the Regional Fast Transit System venture (RRTS) station,” Singh added.
In accordance to officials conversant in the event, the Sector 62 to Sahibabad route could also be extra possible than the opposite route, Mohan Nagar to Vaishali, because the latter might scale back RRTS ridership.
GDA can be dealing with vital challenges due to monetary constraints. In Could, the state authorities denied 50% of funding for the Ghaziabad Metro initiatives.
GDA additionally has to repay two giant loans it procured to assemble the ten.3km Hindon elevated highway and provides elevated compensation to farmers within the Madhuban Bapudham housing scheme.
GDA has been contemplating varied choices for connecting the 2 beforehand proposed Metro extensions for practically two years due to an absence of funds.
Throughout this time, GDA officials proposed a ropeway hyperlink connection and even Metrolite – a light-weight rail city transit system for cities with low ridership that may additionally function a feeder system for present Metro methods, and Metro Neo – a low-cost mass fast transit system for tier 2 and tier 3 cities.
Alternatively, residents most well-liked Metro connectivity to different modes of transportation and opposed these options. GDA lastly admitted in December 2022 that Metro connectivity on the 2 beforehand proposed routes can be the best choice, whereas a brand new 5.83km route from Sector 62 to Vaishali emerged lately in June.
“We lately wrote to the PMO, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, and different officials, requesting that the 2 earlier routes be made extra possible for passengers, and their revised DPRs be ready. For the previous two years, officials have been unable to resolve, and it seems that it’s merely a gimmick forward of the 2024 elections. If so, we might stage a protest,” stated UB Garg, president of Varishth Nagrik Samaj, Vasundhara, an affiliation of residents and senior residents.