Greater Noida: Fulfilling the expectations of all those who have been waiting for the Metro link-up between Noida and Greater Noida, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Greater Noida Development Authority (GNDA), Rama Raman on Tuesday said the final decision on the commencement of construction work will be taken by June-end.

The dream Metro project connecting Noida with Greater Noida has been in limbo due to the dawdling selection procedure of a construction company for the project and the slow process of issuing tender for the same. The scheduled month for the commencement of the project work was April.

The delay has mounted pressure on the GNDA as it had plans to expand the Metro line to Greater Noida by 2014 with a total estimate of Rs 5000 crore.

The Authority has appointed DMRC as the technical consultant of the project. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) submitted the Request for Proposal (RFP) to the Authority on May 5. The actual month of submission of the report though was February 2011. Highlighting further sluggishness in DMRC’s action is the pending technical report.

The authority still awaits the DMRC report as it will be able to commence the tender process only after the submission of this report.

On one hand the authority is planning to select a construction company for the Metro expansion, it is also giving another thought to keep the DMRC as an alternate option.

According to sources, if any company fails to show interest in the tender process then the project may go into the hands of the DMRC.

The authority has decided to follow certain guidelines while choosing the construction company. It will give priority to those companies which meet the standard of maximum work on minimal land in minimum time.

It may be noted that under this project, Noida City Centre will be linked up with Sector 49, Sector 182, Greater Noida, Pari Chowk and Knowledge Park 4. The total length of the extended metro line will be 25 km which will be covered through 22 metro stations.