New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Noida City Centre-Noida Electronic City section of the Delhi Metro’s Blue Line on Saturday. The services will be available at 4 PM, stated a senior DMRC official.
This 6.6 km elevated section consists of six stations namely Sector 34, Sector 52, Sector 61, Sector 59, Sector 62 and Noida Electronic City. The new section will provide a convenient and faster mode of transport for the residents of Noida. The extended metro line will decongest the roads and provide an environment-friendly mode of transport.
The Prime Minsiter unveiled a plaque to mark the inauguration of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya Institute of Archaeology in Greater Noida. Modi will also launch various development projects at the institute is under the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and is located in Knowledge Park-II, Greater Noida.
The Noida extension line will bring the Blue Line close to the recently-opened Aqua Line, which connects Noida and Greater Noida. Sector-52 station of DMRC’s Blue Line is close to Sector-51 station on the Aqua Line, which is operated by the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC). Its commuters are awaiting last-mile connectivity between the two lines. There is a distance of around 300 metres between the Sector-51 and Sector-52 stations.
Plans are afoot to connect the two lines through a dedicated pathway and a carriage-way for e-rickshaws, officials said earlier.
The prime minister will also lay foundation stones of a 1,320 MW super thermal power project at Khurja in Bulandshahar district of Uttar Pradesh and a 1,320 MW thermal power plant at Buxar in Bihar, stated the PMO.
Meanwhile, on Friday, the prime minister launched the 9.4-km-long Dilshad Garden-New Bus Adda section, an extension of the Delhi Metro’s Red Line. DMRC’s Executive Director for Corporate Communications Anuj Dayal said, “Passenger services on the Red Line extension from Dilshad Garden to Shaheed Sthal (New Bus Adda) in Ghaziabad will start from 8 am on Saturday.”
(With Agency inputs)