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Noida-Greater Noida Metro, Uttar Pradesh, India [free access]

July 1, 2017

Developer: Noida Metro Rail Corporation is the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) has been set up to develop, operate and maintain (O&M) the system. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is the turnkey consultant and will assist O&M for three years after the start of service.


Project description: Development of a metro rail network to connect the cities of Noida and Greater Noida.


Background: The route will span 29.7 km from Noida to Greater Noida and cover 22 stations. Of the total length, around 19 km will be in Noida and the remaining 10.7 km will be in Greater Noida. The entire metro alignment will be elevated.


Construction began in May 2015 and is expected to be completed by end-2017. Service is scheduled to start in April 2018.


As of May 2017, the project achieved a physical progress of 70 per cent and a financial progress of 40 per cent.


Funding: The project cost of INR50.64 billion is being funded by the central government (20 per cent), state government (20 per cent) and external loans (60 per cent).


In January 2016, the National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) approved a loan of INR15.87 billion for the project.


In March 2016, the NMRC allocated INR21.49 billion for the project in Budget 2016-17. Of the total funds allocated, the Noida Authority will contribute INR10.91 billion, the Greater Noida Authority will contribute INR4.68 billion, and NCRPB will contribute INR5.9 billion (the first instalment of the INR15.87-billion loan approved in February 2016).


In August 2016, the Public Investment Board (PIB) approved funding of INR10.39 billion and the Noida Authority released INR800 million.


Rolling stock and technology: In March 2016, DMRC signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with CRRC Nanjing Corporation, a Chinese state-owned rolling stock manufacturer, to supply 19 four-car standard-gauge trains in 2017. The scope of work includes the design, manufacture, supply, testing and commissioning of trains at an estimated cost of INR8 billion. Each train will accommodate up to 1,034 passengers.


In December 2015, Siemens Limited secured two electrification contracts worth INR29.85 billion. The first contract, worth INR19.89 billion, is for the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of 25-kV overhead equipment, a 33-kV auxiliary power supply system, and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system. The second contract, worth INR9.95 billion, is for the design, engineering, installation, testing and commissioning of traction systems, a 33-kV-auxiliary main substation and extra high voltage cabling for the project.


In September 2016, DMRC awarded a EUR38.8-million contract to a consortium of Ansaldo STS and ZTE for providing the train control, signalling and telecommunication systems for the entire route, 21 stations and the depot by 2018. Ansaldo STS has a share of EUR26 million in the contract.


All stations of the corridor will have platform screen doors.


In April 2017, Texmaco Rail and Engineering Limited secured an INR187.38-million contract to provide track works for the line. The scope of work includes supply, installation, testing and commissioning of standard gauge, elevated, ballastless track from Sector 81 to Sector 137. The time duration for the completion of work is nine months.


Ridership: The average daily ridership is expected to be 120,000 passengers initially and 400,000 passengers by 2031.


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(1 EUR [Euro] = 1.12 USD; 1 INR [Indian Rupee] = 0.02 USD)