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Ghaziabad board nod for extension of Metro

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The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) on Tuesday cleared a proposal to ask Delhi Metro to prepare a detailed project report for extending Noida’s under-construction sector 62 Metro lines to Indirapuram in Ghaziabad.

According to a published media report, GDA also decided to develop the Mohan Nagar intersection as a major hub to connect various metro extensions in the future.

“The extension will allow residents to board the metro without having to cross the busy NH-24. The project is estimated to cost Rs 250 crore. We have held discussions with DMRC and proposed that Mohan Nagar intersection be developed as a major metro connecting hub,” said GDA V-C Vijay Kumar Yadav.

Under the plan, the authority wants to extend the proposed Indirapuram metro lines towards Kanawani, Vasundhara and Mohan Nagar. Similarly, they have proposed extending the 2.57-km Anand Vihar to Vaishali metro line over Link Road towards Vasundhara and and Mohan Nagar.

Mohan Nagar has already been proposed as a major station in the under-construction 9.41-km metro route from Dilshad Garden to New bus stand in Ghaziabad.

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The officials said that they had requested DMRC to open the Dilshad Garden-New bus stand metro stations in a phased manner.

“Discussions are on with DMRC and we want them to inaugurate every station as and when it is completed,” Yadav added.

The Dilshad Garden-New bus stand extension is proposed to be   completed by June 2017 as per the MoU signed between GDA and DMRC in June 2014.

Senior officials of GDA said they had enough funds as of now to proceed with the extension.

The project cost has been estimated to be around Rs 2,210 crore and will be funded by several agencies such as Avas Vikas, Ghaziabad municipal corporation and UP State Industrial Development Corporation.

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