DMRC presented first plans for metro line to Jewar airport
May 15, 2019
The proposed metro line connecting to Jewar airport via Knowledge Park 2 in Greater Noida will have 25 station – 24 along the elevated part and one underground – a report in the Times of India said.
Delhi Metro in its presentation given to the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) on Tuesday on the first phase of the metro line said the entire metro corridor will be 35.64km long of which 32.27km will be elevated and the remaining will be underground near the upcoming airport.
The project is estimated to cost close to Rs 7,000 crore and expected to be complete by March 2025.
The publication citing officials said after the presentation on Tuesday, YEIDA suggested a few changes, including a completion deadline of 2023 as per PriceWaterhouse Coopers'(PwC) bid document projections (in the international airport project).
The DMRC was also told to look at traffic viability in line with techno-feasibility report of PwC (which includes projections of traffic flow from Haryana, Noida and Delhi) instead of traffic from Pari Chowk to Jewar.
As per the initial draft report presentation on metro connectivity to Jewar from Aqua Line station near Knowledge Park 2, the line will include a 35.64km elevated stretch with about 24 stations and a 3.37km underground route close to the upcoming Jewar airport with one station.
Jewar airport will be the largest airport in India by surface area and the cost of this airport project is estimated to be up to $3.1 billion. The airport project will be implemented as a public-private partnership. Also, an aviation hub has been proposed to be constructed near the airport. This hub will be significant since the Jewar airport is expected to handle 60 lakh passengers annually when it opens in 2023, an earlier ToI report stated citing officials.