The Uttar Pradesh government has known as a meeting of assorted departments to discuss funding points for the 2 proposed Metro extensions in Ghaziabad — Mohan Nagar to Vaishali and Sector 62 Noida to Sahibabad. The Ghaziabad Improvement Authority (GDA) officers mentioned the meeting was scheduled for Could 2.
In accordance to the finances estimate supplied by the Delhi Metro Rail Company (DMRC) in January 2020, GDA wants ₹1,517 crore for the Noida Sector 62 to Sahibabad route and ₹1,808.22 crore for the Vaishali to Mohan Nagar route.
“The meeting has been known as by the extra chief secretary (housing and concrete planning), after the deputy chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Keshav Prasad Maurya, directed us to resend the detailed project stories to Lucknow. We requested state funding for the project, nevertheless it was initially denied,” mentioned GDA chief engineer Rakesh Kumar Gupta.
GDA is dealing with a funding disaster after acquiring two loans totalling roughly ₹1,500 crore to fund the Hindon elevated highway and to pay farmers elevated land compensation for the Madhuban Bapudham project, mentioned officers conscious of the matter.
In accordance to officers, the government denied GDA state funding earlier in January.
GDA has been contemplating varied choices for connecting the 2 Metro extensions for the previous yr and a half due to a scarcity of funds. Throughout this time, GDA officers 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 programs – and Metro Neo – a low-cost mass speedy transit system for tier 2 and tier 3 cities.
Residents who most popular Metro connectivity over different modes of transportation opposed these alternate options. GDA admitted in December 2022 that Metro connectivity on the 2 routes could be the most suitable choice.
In accordance to an official conversant in the event, issues at the moment are shifting in a optimistic path. “We hope that the 2 initiatives will obtain government funding or contributions from varied departments, related to what occurred with the Pink Line extension (Dilshad Backyard to New Bus Adda),” mentioned the official, who requested not to be recognized.
In accordance to officers conversant in the matter, the 2 Metro extensions could also be on the event agenda for the upcoming native physique elections and the overall elections in 2024.
The traces from Vaishali to Mohan Nagar and Noida Sector 62 to Sahibabad will hyperlink Ghaziabad’s Pink Line to the Delhi Metro’s Blue Line.