Noida: The Noida Metro Aqua Line will be inaugurated by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday, January 25. CM Adityanath will travel a total of 14 stations and reach the Greater Noida Depot metro station. Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri is also set to take a ride with the UP CM.
Just like Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), Noida will have its own metro network and is slated to have a walkway connecting Sector 51 station of the Blue Line extension. With the launch of the Noida Metro Aqua Line today, here’s a list of facts regarding the metro line.
Noida Metro Aqua Line: Top Facts
- The Noida Metro Aqua Line has a total of 21 stations on the corridor, 15 of them in Noida and six in Greater Noida. The Aqua Line would run between the Sector 51 station in Noida and the Depot Station in Greater Noida.
- Feeder bus facility will be provided to commuters and have started from metro stations to the residential societies in Sector 50, 51 and 76 and nearby areas. Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) operated buses in the city will ply as metro feeder buses. Three new routes have also been added between Greater Noida West to the Sector 51 metro station and the City Centre metro station.
- QR-coded paper tickets or smart cards will be available for passengers. Those using smart cards will get a 10 per cent concession on their train fares.
- Travelling one station would cost Rs 10 on a QR-coded ticket and Rs 9 via smart card. Similarly, 2 KM would cost Rs 15 on the ticket and Rs 13.50 on the smart card; 3 to 6 KM would cost Rs 20 via ticket and Rs 18 on the smart card; 7 to 9 KM would cost Rs 30 on the ticket and Rs 27 on smart card. Travelling more than 10 stations but less than 16 stations would cost Rs 40 in case of a ticket but Rs 36 via a smart card. Travelling beyond 16 stations would cost Rs 50 via ticket and Rs 45 via smart card.
- Security on the Aqua Line will be taken care of by the 49th battalion of the UP PAC. Apart from this, some private security personnel will also be deployed. The security personnel are being trained by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which guards the Delhi Metro.
The Aqua Line metro will stop at Sector 51, 76, 101, 81, NSEZ, Noida Sector 83, 137, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, and Greater Noida’s Knowledge Park II, Pari Chowk, Alpha 1, Delta 1, GNIDA Office and Depot metro stations. Colour codes have been used to differentiate the seats in the coaches for ladies, senior citizens, and differently-abled persons. Space has also been provided for a wheelchair in driving trailer cars at both the ends of the trains.