Sahibabad and Mohan Nagar are going to become a major transit hub for Ghaziabad. Sahibabad will see integration of two metro corridors, the Vaishali-Mohan Nagar and Electronic City-Sahibababad lines, with the Rapid Rail Transit System (RRTS). Whereas, Mohan Nagar, will become an important interchange, where passengers on two proposed arms of the Blue Line can access the Red Line.
Sahibabad and Mohan Nagar emerging as two important transport hubs is depicted in the synopsis of the detailed project report (DPR) for the Electronic City-Sahibabad route, submitted by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).
According to the synopsis, Sahibabad will serve as a common metro station for the Vaishali-Mohan Nagar route. “It has emerged that Sahibabad and Mohan Nagar will serve as two transit hubs and interchange stations not only for different metro routes but also for RRTS,” VN Singh, chief engineer, Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) said.
“Sahibabad metro station will be a common one for the Vaishali-Mohan Nagar route and Electronic City-Sahibababad route, and it is understood that National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) will construct RRTS station in Sahibabad, some 300 metres from Sahibabad metro station. As per the initial plan, the RRTS and metro stations in Sahibabad will be linked through a skywalk,” he added.
The Electronic City-Sahibabad route will have five stations (Vaibhav Khand, DPS Indirapuram, Shakti Khand, Vasundhara Sector 7 and Sahibabad) and cover a little over 5 km. The estimated completion cost is Rs 1,517 crore. “Commuters from Electronic City station can travel all the way to Mohan Nagar as Sahibabad to Mohan Nagar stretch is common on the Vaishali-Mohan Nagar route as well,” said Singh. “From Mohan Nagar, trains on Vaishali and Electronic City route will operate in the same manner as two branches of Blue Line — Yamuna Bank to Vaishali and Electronic City — operate.”
The DMRC has suggested Sahibabad will be considered as one station for both routes and will have an additional building to cater to Noida Electronic City commuters. “Mohan Nagar will be an interchange for the two metro routes,” said Singh.