NMRC pulling out all stops to com­plete Noida Metro by 2017-end

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Since the de­pot is lo­cated in Greater Noida, the trial run section of 10km length will be read­ied first. Trial runs are im­por­tant to en­sure safety cer­ti­fi­ca­tion of all sys­tems. There are 21 sta­tions in to­tal. The tri­als are likely to start by Au­gust 2017 since the first lot of trains is ex­pected in June 2017. We will try to en­sure that the civil work, track work and elec­tric wire work etc are ready in the trial section, i.e Greater Noida area start­ing from de­pot to Knowl­edge Park 2 sta­tion. As you would agree, the de­tailed pro­ject re­port for this cor­ri­dor was made by DMRC and var­i­ous fea­si­bil­ity stud­ies were un­der­taken by DMRC to come up with a vi­able and op­ti­mal cor­ri­dor con­nect­ing the twin cities of Noida and Greater Noida. Th­ese were re­served for SEZs under the Master Plan and there is noth­ing ex­ist­ing in this sec­tors as of now. Noida is known for pro­vid­ing in­fra­struc­ture first and that’s what we are do­ing here. We want to pro­vide con­nec­tiv­ity to th­ese sec­tors first, de­vel­op­ment can take place even­tu­ally. Since the en­vi­ron­ment is­sue is sub ju­dice (Na­tional Green Tri­bunal), I will not like to com­ment. A de­tailed re­ply has al­ready been f i l ed by DMRC a n d NMRC . M e t r o projects are ex­empt from tak­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal clearance and DMRC projects have been built across the Ya­muna river at many lo­ca­tions in Delhi. They will take sim­i­lar pre­cau­tions here also while cross­ing the river Hin­don.With re­gard to wa­ter re­quire­ment, the sta­tions need around 15,000 litres of wa­ter ev­ery day which is be­ing ar­ranged through Noida and Greater Noida as per their sys­tem net­work. The wa­ter re­quire­ment for the de­pot in Greater Noida will be high due to train wash­ing etc. Also rain wa­ter har­vest­ing is be­ing done at all viaduct sta­tions and de­pots as per DMRC prac­tices. The wa­ter used in the de­pot shall be 100% re­cy­cled dur­ing the sec­ond tier for use in de­pot.

En­vi­ron­ment mea­sures are be­ing taken at site to avoid dust pol­lu­tion such as reg­u­lar sprin­kling of wa­ter, use of poly­mers in­stead of ben­tonite to avoid any ground wa­ter c on­tam­i­na­tion e t c. So­lar pan­els have been planned on this cor­ri­dor on roofs of all sta­tion de­pots and bound­ary wall of de­pots.

We have tar­geted 10 mw of so­lar power gen­er­a­tion along this cor­ri­dor and also plan to get the di­a­mond rat­ing for our build­ings by In­dian Green Build­ing Coun­cil. (IGBC).

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