Uttar Pradesh Approves Rs 16,000 Crore for Rapid Rail Corridor | 24 Jan 2024

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The Uttar Pradesh government has approved a Rs 16,000 crore rapid rail corridor project, aimed at seamlessly connecting multiple airports in the region.

  • The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) is preparing a detailed project report for this corridor, expected to be finalized by March 2024.

Key Points

  • Once initiated, the project, with an estimated completion time of four years, will link two major airports and various parts of Delhi.
  • This is expected to help the upcoming Noida airport to capture the overflow of passenger traffic from the Delhi Airport.
  • The proposed Noida airport link will stem from the Ghaziabad station, acting as an interchange point for the Delhi Meerut Rapid Rail Transport.
  • Passengers will also have the option to connect to the in-progress Delhi-Alwar Rapid Rail through Sarai Kale Khan, the starting station of the Delhi-Meerut Rail.
  • The Delhi-Alwar rail, expected to conclude by mid-2025, will include a station at Indira Gandhi International Airport and Aerocity.
  • Noida airport authorities are also working on developing other public transportation modes, including high-speed bus corridors, to establish a comprehensive multi-modal transport connectivity network with Delhi and Gurgaon.