The proposal for the name change was sent by Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) on Tuesday through the district magistrate to the state government, which will move it to the railway ministry for approval.
The Integrated Industrial Township Greater Noida Limited (IITGNL) is developing the transport hub around Bodaki which will include an interstate bus terminal (ISBT), a proposed metro connection on the Aqua Line corridor and the junction of the eastern and western freight corridors. The station at Bodaki is expected to benefit those travelling to eastern UP, Bihar and West Bengal.
“Since Bodaki will be the hub of MMTLH, it will be developed into a state-of-the-art railway station with an ISBT and metro connectivity. The ISBT at Bodaki will offer an alternative to the Anand Vihar bus terminus while the metro will provide connectivity to Delhi-NCR and Jewar airport. The detailed project report (DPR) is ready for the hub and tender is expected to be floated by December,” Narendra Bhooshan CEO GNIDA told TOI.
The railway station at Bodaki in Dadri will have 16 tracks to cater to the huge traffic flow from eastern to western parts of India, Bhooshan added.
“There will be 16 express trains halting at the station. There were none earlier. We will also try to have a halt for Lucknow Mail sometime in the future. A yard will be built for this,” the GNIDA CEO said.
He added that IITGNL has already approached Uttar Pradesh Transport Corporation (UPTC) for constructing the proposed ISBT.
The multimodal transport and logistics hub is being developed under the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) project, now renamed National Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (NICDC), as an integrated industrial township across 800 acres in Greater Noida.