Metro Rail To Link Delhi’s IGI Airport With Upcoming Noida International Airport At Jewar

To provide direct connectivity between Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport and the upcoming Noida International Airport at Jewar with a metro corridor, Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) signed a memorandum of understanding with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to prepare a feasibility report of the project.

This proposed Metro corridor will be implemented in two phases.

“We have asked DMRC to first prepare a detailed project report of the 35.64km Metro project from Greater Noida’s Pari Chowk to Jewar, where Noida international airport is being developed. DMRC has also been tasked to prepare a feasibility report for a Metro link between Pari Chowk in Greater Noida and Delhi’s Shivaji Stadium. This corridor will provide smooth connectivity to Delhi’s IGI airport via Metro’s airport express line,” Arun Vir Singh, CEO of the YEIDA, told Hindustan Times.

“The work on the 35.64km Metro project will begin after nine months. And after the feasibility report of the second phase between Greater Noida and Delhi, this link will also witness further progress,” he said.

Along with metro connectivity to IGI Airport, Noida International Airport at Jewar will also have connectivity to the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway with a spur route.

Though just 7.5 km of 31 km long spur route falls in UP and the remaining 23.5 km will come up in Haryana, UP has agreed to share half of its cost as it boosts the connectivity of the Yamuna expressway region and aids the growth of both industries and the upcoming airport.