The twin cities of Noida and Greater Noida to get a great connectivity boost! Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated the Aqua Line Metro connecting Noida and Greater Noida on Friday. He also announced plans to extend it by another 12 kms to West Gr Noida/Noida Extension. The inaugural event was held at Greater Noida’s Depot Station from where Yogi took a ride on the new metro till Sector 142 station.
Here Are The Details About The Aqua Line Metro Rail
- The rail corridor would run between Sector 51 station in Noida and the Depot Station in Greater Noida.
- The Aqua Line Metro Rail will have a total of 21 stations. Out of the 21 stations, 15 will be in Noida while the rest of them will be in Greater Noida.
- The metro corridor is spread over a distance of 29.7-km. Passengers using the line will have to travel approximately two km between Noida Sector 51 station and Noida City Centre station.
- The trains are designed to run at a maximum speed of 80 kmph, clocking an average speed of 37.5 kmph. They will have 19 rakes with 4 cars.
- The Aqua line metro will have an interchange station at Noida Sector 51-52, from where commuters can change over to the Delhi Metro’s Blue line connecting Noida to Dwarka. The Blue line also has interchange stations for Vaishali (at Yamuna Bank), New Delhi Railway Station and Rajiv Chowk (Yellow Line) as well as Mandi House (Purple Line).
- Seats are reserved through different colours for ladies, senior citizens and differently abled persons. Dedicated space has been provided for wheelchair in driving trailer cars at both the ends of the trains.
- The fares for the Aqua Line will be a minimum of Rs 9 and a maximum Rs 50. Commuters can buy QR-coded paper tickets or use smart cards.
- The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) operating the Delhi Metro will assist the NMRC over the next one year in operating the Aqua Line.
- The construction of the Aqua metro rail Line started in May 2015 and was initially expected to be opened for public in November 2018.
- The service will be opened for the public from Saturday, the Republic Day 2019.