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NCRTC Plans 25 Stations For Noida International Airport High-Speed Rail Link; Here’s Full List

The elevated 72.2-kilometer route between Ghaziabad and Noida Airport aims for completion by 2031, with an estimated cost of Rs 16,189 crore. Funding contributions include 20% from the central government, 50% from the state government, and 30% from Noida. Estimated ridership projections are 2.95 lakh by 2031, 5.23 lakh by 2041, 6.32 lakh by 2051, and 6.71 lakh by 2055.

Edited By : Saurav Gupta | Updated: Feb 26, 2024 07:28 IST
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25 Stations For Noida International Airport Rail Link Revealed
25 Stations For Noida International Airport Rail Link Revealed

Noida International Airport: A high-speed rapid rail project is set to drastically reduce travel time between Noida International Airport and Indira Gandhi Airport. Passengers can anticipate completing the journey in a mere 45 minutes, thanks to the rapid rail’s impressive speed of 140 kilometres per hour.

Detailed Project Report (DPR)

The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) has meticulously prepared a detailed project report (DPR) outlining the connection between Noida Airport and the rapid rail (Namoh Bharat/Metro). The proposed routes include Ghaziabad, Greeno West, Surajpur, Pari Chowk, and Yeida City.

Operational Shift for NCRTC

NCRTC is slated to manage the operation of the rapid rail and metro between Noida Airport and Ghaziabad, marking its foray into metro operations for the first time.

Strategic Station Stops

The high-speed rapid rail will strategically halt at select stations, necessitating the creation of a dedicated loop. Initially, 25 stations are planned, with potential expansion to 38 in the future. The feasibility report and DPR have undergone slight adjustments.

Key Stations Along the Route

Here is the list of stations planned:

Siddharth Vihar (Ghaziabad), Ghaziabad South, Around Greater Noida West Sector-16, Greater Noida West Char Murti Chowk, Ecotech-12, Greater Noida West Sector-2, Greater Noida West Sector-3, Greater Noida West Sector-10, Greater Noida West Sector-12, Knowledge Park-5, Police Line Surajpur, Surajpur, Malakpur, Ecotech-2, Knowledge Park-3, Gamma-1, Pari Chowk, Omega-2, Pai-3, Ecotech-IE, Ecotech-6, Dankaur, Yeida North Sector-18, Yeida Central (Sector-21 and 35)

Unified Track for Metro and Rapid Rail

The DPR envisions 25 stations between Ghaziabad and Noida Airport, with 11 for the rapid rail and 14 for the metro, both sharing the same track. Metro trains will consist of three coaches, while rapid rail trains will have eight.

Special Loop Construction

A distinctive loop will be constructed to facilitate the high-speed rapid rail’s non-stop travel between Noida Airport and Indira Gandhi Airport in Delhi. The rail will only halt at specific stations.

Project Timeline and Funding

The elevated 72.2-kilometer route between Ghaziabad and Noida Airport aims for completion by 2031, with an estimated cost of Rs 16,189 crore. Funding contributions include 20% from the central government, 50% from the state government, and 30% from Noida. Estimated ridership projections are 2.95 lakh by 2031, 5.23 lakh by 2041, 6.32 lakh by 2051, and 6.71 lakh by 2055.

First published on: Feb 26, 2024 07:19 AM IST

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