Noida Airport to soon link with rail routes

After a rapid rail corridor from the Delhi-Meerut line, Noida International Airport (NIA) is now set to be connected with the Indian Railways network.

The state government had proposed to link the NIA with Bulandshahr’s Chola railway station, which is on the Kolkata-Amritsar eastern freight corridor.

On the western side, it wanted the airport to be linked to the railway station in Haryana’s Palwal, which is on the Delhi-Mumbai line.

The railway links are crucial because NIA, though Delhi-NCR’s second airport, will have western UP and Haryana as important catchment areas.

The Northern Central Railway plans to add a new station near the international airport in Jewar and connect it with the Delhi-Mumbai railway corridor with a 28-km rail link at Palwal.

From Jewar, the same line will extend towards Khurja railway station, about 33km away on the Delhi-Howrah railway line.

The second 20-km rail line will be constructed to link the proposed Jewar station with Chola on the Delhi-Howrah railway corridor to improve connectivity to the proposed multimodal cargo hub near NIA.