Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday flagged off the Noida City Centre-Noida Electronic City section of Delhi Metro’s Blue Line via remote today. Passenger services on this section will begin today at 4 pm. It may be noted that the completely elevated section with six stations – Sector 34, Sector 52, Sector 61, Sector 59, Sector 62 and Noida Electronic City will benefit the people of Noida.
This extended corridor will now bring the Blue Line close to the recently-opened Aqua Line, which connects Noida and Greater Noida. The Sector-52 station of the Blue Line is very close to the Sector-51 station on the Aqua Line which is operated by the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC).
The new section will provide a convenient and faster mode of transport for the residents of Noida. It will also decongest the roads and provide an environment-friendly mode of transport. The 6.6km long section is an extension of Delhi Metro’s Blue Line. After the opening of this section, the Dwarka Sector 21 – Noida Electronic City Blue Line has become 56.5 km long.
The PM also laid down the foundation stone of 1,320 MW thermal power plant in Khurja, Uttar Pradesh and 1,320 MW power plant in Buxar, Bihar via video link. The Buxar Thermal Power Plant will be based on Supercritical Technology with two units of 660 MW each, equipped with latest emission control technology to protect the environment and has high efficiency.
Worth mentioning here is that the Red Line extension from Dilshad Garden to Shaheed Sthal (New Bus Adda) was formally inaugurated by Prime Minister at Ghaziabad on Friday. Passenger services on this section began from 8 am onwards today (March 9).
Out of the 8 stations on this section, 6 stations (Raj Bagh, Major Mohit Sharma Rajendra Nagar, Shyam Park, Mohan Nagar, Arthala, and Shaheed Sthal (New Bus Adda) have station buildings on both sides interconnecting at the concourse level and with station platforms through FOBs.