Noida: The long-pending Metro expansion plan till Noida Sector-62 has finally got nod from the authorities. Besides benefitting many commuters, the move would also work as a metro bridge between Ghaziabad and Delhi.

According to Chief Executive Officer of Greater Noida Authority Rama Raman, DPR would be received by January 15 which will decide factors like whether the metro track would be elevated or underground, how many stations would be there in the 8-km stretch. For every kilometre, an investment of Rs 150 crore would be required.

Meanwhile, Delhi Metro chief E Sreedharan said the Phase-III, work on which has already started, will cover 103-km, the Phase-IV will bring another 104-km of the capital under the Metro map and a Phase-V may be required as the city is expanding.

He also said Metro is the only viable and cheapest mode of modern transport network that would reduce congestion in densely populated cities of the country.

"Metro should cover the whole city. For this, Phase-III should be completed and afterwards  Phase-IV should also be completed. 2021 is our target (for connecting entire Delhi) that means the project will take another 10 years," he added.