An Extension of Delhi Metro
MONTHS IN OPERATION
Inaugurated 12 November 2009
Delhi metro created history on 12 Novemebr 2009, when its Noida line became operational. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati flagged off the first metro train from Noida Citi Center. The metro was open to the public from the next day.
The total construction took 3 years and 3 months which had started on August 1, 2006.
The Noida corridor is completely elevated and is
integrated with the existing 34.3 km Yamuna Bank-Dwarka Sector-9
segment, extending the total length of Line-3 to 47.4 km. The logest
for Delhi Metro.
Noida line is first operational line to cross over the Delhi border.
This is also the first line where the DMRC missed its deadline. The line was scheduled for opening in June 2009. Noida has become the first National Capital Region (NCR) city to be connected to the Metro network which now extends to almost 90 km and covers 78 stations.
DMRC officials said that the security of the Delhi Metro in Uttar Pradesh will be looked after by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which looks after the security of all Delhi Metro installations in the national capital.
Moreover a Light Rail Transit (LTR) Link proposed from Noida Sector
32 to Greater Noida, Pari Chowk is worked upon as a consultancy project
by DMRC, as listed in their Consultancy Project list.
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Delhi Metro's Noida leap to benefit over 50,000 commuters
November 13, 2009 (MSN News)
New Delhi/Noida: Thursday marked an important day in the history of Delhi Metro as it rolled out of city limits for the first time into neighbouring Noida in Uttar Pradesh, where plans for an extension are already being laid. Services on the new line is being opened for the public Friday.
(read full article in News Archive)
Station 1: Sector-15 (Gol Chakkar)
Station 2: Sector-16 (HCL Office)
Station 3: Sector-18 (Atta)
Station 4: Sector-38A (Botanical Garden)
Station 5: Sector-37 (Golf Course)
Station 6: Sector-32 (Noida City Center)
Sector 15 (Gol Chakkar)
This will be the first stop after entering Noida from New Ashok Nagar. If any one passes by this place and wonders why it is called Gol Chakkar, then historically there was indeed a Gol Chakkar (Circle) at this junction. But as soon as the traffic started to become heavy the circle was uprooted and traffic lights were installed. It is the oldest landmark in Noida, dating back to days when the township was not yet developed.
This station will mostly cater to people from New Asoke Nagar, Sectors 1, 2, 14, 15, 14A, 15A, 6 & 7.
Sector 16 (HCL Office)
This is an IT major of Noida as many IT and electronic companies are established near this place. DTC bus depot is also present in this sector.
This station will gather people from Sector 3, 16, 17, 19, 16A, 9 & 20.
Sector 18 (Atta)
Sector 29 with Bhramaputra Shopping complex was once used to be the most happening place in Noida with young and old bee lining in the evening time. Long since Sector 18 has replaced it to be commercially most successful place in Noida. It boasts of very high property prices and heavily consumed electricity. It has the first Mall cum Multiplex (Centerstage Mall and Waves Multiplex) of Noida with five screens and India's one of the best discotheque The Elevate. Sector 18 has almost all the India's major band showrooms. This fast becoming difficult-to-park-at place will have India's largest Appu Ghar in its vicinity, and will surely gain more with Metro on its door.
A multi-level parking is planned in front of the Radisson Hotel and will have seven-levels. It will be partly underground, with three floors for commercial usage. The roof will host a helipad.
This station will cater to the Sectors 27, 18, 28, 29, 26 & 30.
Sector 38A (Botanical Garden)
The Botanic Garden of Indian Republic (BGIR) is being set up on 200 acres of prime land in Sector 38A by the Botanical Survey of India under the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. Its vast canvas will include such components as woodlands, arboreta, water bodies, display sections, experimental plots, and nurseries as well as civil structures like an administration-cum-herbarium-library complex, interpretation centre, reception counters, conservatories, parking complex and gazebos. The BGIR is mandated to conserve the endangered plants of the country and showcase its threatened plant diversity. It will also serve as a centre of excellence for conservation research and environmental education. By developing special innovative features, it is expected to become a major attraction for eco-tourism even as it develops into one of the most uniquely landscaped botanic gardens of modern times.
This station will cater to the Sectors 29, 38/38A and also people coming from Greater Noida side (atleast till Metro is extended to Greater Noida).
Note: The plan to build the world's largest botanical garden is almost scrapped. Please see the article Noida botanical garden plan withers, makes way for Metro or visit the News Archive for a summary of that article.
Sector 37 (Golf Course)
Noida's golf course is old and is nearly full. This is why Noida Authority is asking for bids to create a new golf course in Noida. If you look at the image from Google Earth then you can appriciate the top view of the golf course.
The station over here will cater to Sector 31, 36, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44 and 37
Sector 32 (Noida City Center)
Architect Hafeez Contractor is working at the 99-hectare Noida City Centre between that is located at sectors 25A/32, and this will be the terminating point for Noida Metro Phase I. As heard in the news this place will be a tourist attraction in Noida with something similar to London Eye will be created over here. World's largest building was also planned by the authority over here, but ran into lot of controversy and hopefully is finally dumped.
This station will cater to Sector 10, 11, 55, 56, 57, 58, 12, 21, 21A, 25, 32, 24, 23, 33, 35, 52, 53, 61, 62, 50, 51.
As you can see there are lot of sectors, so Noida Metro will be extended in Phase II to cater to these sectors effectively.
Currently there are no operational feeder buses running in Noida (as listd on the Delhi Metro's Feeder Bus page).
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