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Metro to Jewar airport planned via Aqua Line, decision this month 
Date: 21 Feb 2019
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GREATER NOIDA: As the UP government looks to launch the construction of the first phase of Jewar airport soon, it is considering building a 29km metro line to connect it with the newly commissioned Noida metro line. Pari Chowk has been proposed as the interchange station.
Officials said DMRC, which built the Noida metro, has completed the techno-feasibility report of the 29km corridor. The report will be presented to the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) next week and will be taken up at its 65th board meeting of the later this month.
The proposed corridor, fully elevated, from Pari Chowk to Jewar comprises a 3km section inside the airport to make accessibility easy. It will pass through sectors 17, 17A, 18, 20, 21, 22D, 22E, 28 and 29 of the YEIDA area.
“We are expecting the final feasibility report from DMRC on metro connectivity to Jewar via Pari Chowk in Greater Noida next Monday,” YEIDA CEO Arunvir Singh said. “They have completed the report, including map study and route extension, which we will be presented in our board meeting for approval. Once cleared, we can expect work to begin on metro connectivity to Jewar sometime this year, following a decision on the central-state sgare of funding for the project,” Singh added.
Singh, who is also nodal officer for Noida International Airport Limited (NIAL), a body constituted by the UP government last year to get the Jewar airport project rolling, added, “Metro connectivity to Jewar will be via Aqua line. For this, final logistics of an interchange at Pari Chowk Aqua line will be decided in our board meeting.”
In the second phase, there’s a proposal to connect Jewar airport to Indira Gandhi international airport in Delhi for which a techno-feasibility report will be prepared. Jewar airport is expected to become operational in 2022-23.


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