The day has come when the people of Noida can finally experience travelling in Greater Noida Metro. Also known as Aqua Line Metro, the new metro line will inaugurate today by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri. It is a 29.7-km long metro corridor that will connect Sector 51 in Noida with Depot Station in Greater Noida. As per the latest media reports, Greater Noida Metro is said to be advancer in terms of features and technology in comparison to the existing metro lines. So, here are 10 things everyone should know about Greater Noida Metro.
10 Things About Greater Noida Metro
- Greater Noida Metro will commence at Sector 51 in Noida and will terminate its operation at Depot Station in Greater. In total it will cover a distance of 29.7 km.
- There are 21 metro stations on Aqua Line Metro, out of which 15 falls in the Noida region and remaining 6 are in Greater Noida.
- The average speed on this metro is 37.5 kmph and it can touch the maximum speed of up to 80 kmph.
- The fares on this new metro line are lower than Delhi Metro. The minimum price for a token is ₹9 and the maximum is ₹50 whereas the minimum fare in Delhi Metro is ₹10 and maximum can reach up to ₹60. Smart card users can still avail the discount of 10% on the actual fare.
- Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is given the responsibility to operate and maintain Noida-Greater Noida Metro Line for the first year.
- CRRC Nanjing Corporation Limited is a Chinese-origin company that has manufactured the coaches for Aqua Line Metro. Each coach costs around ₹4 crores.
- It will be the first time in the metro history that the state police will shield any metro. Yes, unlike Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), the task of securing this metro line and its premises is given to the 49th battalion of UP Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC).
- Like other metros, Aqua Line Metro will also have a separate women compartment. However, the seats assigned for elderly, ladies and differently able commuters will be colour coded.
- One of the biggest disappoint for travellers on Greater Noida Metro Line is the fact that it is not yet connected with Blue Line Metro, and hence they will have to take a 200-m walk to reach the two lines.
- It can accommodate 1034 passengers in one go. It has a standing capacity of 848 passengers while 186 commuters can sit comfortably.