Noida will soon get a first tram connectivity, if work goes as per the plan of the Noida authority. Ensuring last mile connectivity between the townships of Noida and Greater Noida, the proposed tram service will benefit both residents and professionals working in the twin cities. Running parallel to Noida-Greater Noida Expressway, the first phase of tram route is likely to built from Mahamaya flyover to Sector 132.
Real estate professionals added “the first tram service will reduce travelling concerns for many people who are either residing or working in these regions”. In addition, it will attract number of people to invest in sectors adjoining to the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway.
The route which is proposed in the direction of Noida to Greater Noida named as Pilot line and will cover 10.5 kilometers. Also, Pilot line will pass through sectors 132, 131,128, 126, 125, 124 and 94. This route will feed residential, institutional and commercial sectors. It will also help to reduce the traffic congestion on the road. Moreover, it is an eco-friendly mode of transport.
In addition to Pilot line, two more routes are proposed for tram service in Noida. The second route is a 7 kilometer stretch alongside Master Plan-I road which starts from the crossing of sectors 12/22 to Sector 62 near the NIB crossing and touching NH-24. This route will pass through Khoda Colony. The third route will start from Botanic Garden Metro station through Golf Course to Noida City Centre Metro station.
The whole plan of tram service is currently under assessment by the authorities. The Comprehensive Mobility Plan (CMP) for Greater Noida and Noida is also likely to be finalized this month. Once this is confirmed, the final draft of CMP will have to be permitted by the Noida traffic cell before it is submitted to the ministry of urban development.
A latest report which is released by the authority highlights the feasibility plan, routes and total costs. As per the statements of experts working on the project, the estimated cost of this project is about Rs. 20 crore per kilometre.