Recently, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Akhilesh Yadav inaugurated the much anticipated projects in three major areas of UP, namely, Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna E-way. The strength of the projects account for 21 in total and the costing of these projects will go up to Rs. 5500 Cr. The inauguration was held on 14 December 2016 from Lucknow via video conferencing. All the three locations received the live feeds of the same.
As per the officials, the CM gave the green signal to the two most important transport projects; one was the City Bus service between Noida and Greater Noida city while the other was the under-trial 3.9-km Metro link that connects the Kalindi Kunj in Delhi to Botanic Garden in Noida. This later link from Botanical Garden Metro station, post completion will become NCR’s first interchange facility. Saumya Srivastava, Deputy CEO (DCEO) of Noida Authority further confirmed that the CM has also said yes to the 11 infrastructure projects of Noida city which included one elevated road in Sector 148 and 140, two underpass in sector 62 and 63, an underground parking space for 200 vehicles in Sector-95, construction of bridge over Shahdara drain.
In another project, an elevated rotary interchange will come, measuring about 840 meters and will be placed above the Noida-Greater Noida E-way near to sector 145 and 150 at a cost of Rs 140 crore. This will rapidly decrease the traveling time between Faridabad, Delhi, Noida and Greater Noida.
As per the officials, several other projects will also come up like women’s hostel, a girl’s college in sector 51 of Hoshiyarpur, 2 police stations, six-lane elevated road, Nari Niketan in sector 34, a sports complex and international cricket stadium in sector 21A of Noida. Further, showing concern on the health of people, CM announced the world’s largest park, ‘Samajwadi Park’ in Noida-Greater Noida which will cover a massive area of 2500 acre.
DCEO also said that the foundation of a proposed 14.95-km Metro corridor which is believed to cost Rs 2,668 crore. This corridor will run between Noida Sector 71 and Knowledge Park-V in Greater Noida west and will have 8 stations, namely, Noida’s sectors 122 and 123, Greater Noida’s Ecotech 12, sector 2, 3, 4, 10 and KP-V. Greater Noida will also witness Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathic Stadium with a cost of Rs. 117.60 Crore, a cycle track costing Rs. 12.50 Crore and a Greater Noida Administrative Office at a cost of Rs. 325 Crore will be built.
The CM also committed of providing 8300 affordable housing units in Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development area at an expected cost of Rs 507 crore. Also, a 35 km long cycle track will be built to promote the cycling along Yamuna Expressway.