NOIDA: In a step taking the sanctioned 28km Noida-Greater Noida Metro corridor forward, work to set up a maintenance depot at Jaitpur in Greater Noida has commenced. Tenders for the project were initiated in March. To come at a cost of Rs 80 crore, the facility, which will cater to the requirements of this corridor, will come up on 50 acres of land near Knowledge Park IV in Greater Noida.
According to officials, the depot will be used for maintenance and servicing of the Metro coaches that will be run on the route.
“The depot will house maintenance sheds, office and staff space and storage facilities,” said a Greater Noida Authority official.
“A service centre for the 78 coaches that will run along the corridor will also be part of the depot. A stabling yard for parking the Metro trains will also be constructed at the depot,” he said.