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Trial runs on Noida metro line to begin by July-end

delhi Updated: Jul 12, 2009 13:19 IST

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Trial runs on the Yamuna Bank-Noida City Centre metro line in the national capital is expected to begin by the end of this month.

By August, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation plans to open the 13.1 km elevated corridor of the route.

Opening of the line promises to bring a major shift in the travel habits of millions of people of the NCR region, particularly residents of Mayur Vihar, Ashok Nagar and Noida.

"Trial runs on the stretch from Yamuna Bank to Noida City Centre are likely to begin by the end of this month and the work on the line will be completed by then," DMRC Chief Public Relations Officer Anuj Dayal said.

He said the DMRC is planning to open the 13.1-km stretch connecting Yamuna Bank and Noida City Centre by the end of August, which is two months ahead of the schedule.

"The stretch was due to be opened to public by October 2009. But DMRC had always completed projects well ahead of deadline. So, we decided to open it by August," he told PTI.

Opening of this metro line will bring a paradigm shift in the travelling habits of millions of residents of Noida, Mayur Vihar and Ashok Nagar areas who travel to Delhi every day.

"I am really excited to hear the news that Metro will come to Noida by August. Once it comes, I don't have to depend on autorickshaws and cabs who charge huge amounts," Neha Singh, a software professional, said.