Noida: Now, fast trains to stop at Sector 81 Metro station from August 2
The Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) on Thursday said that the Aqua Line fast trains will stop at Sector 81 Metro station from August 2 during peak hours.
Fast trains or limited stop trains were introduced in February 8 this year. These trains stopped only at 11 of the 29-km line’s 21 stations, skipping stations at sectors 50, 101, 81, 83, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147 and 148 due to low ridership.
NMRC managing director Ritu Maheshwari said that the change has been made keeping in view the popular public demand. “The fast trains will stop at Sector 81 station from August 2, 2021 during peak hours – 8am to 11am and 5pm to 11pm,” she said.
At present, the trains ply every 10 to 15 minutes during peak and non-peak hours at the stations. The metro service is available from 6 am – 10 pm from Monday to Friday. The Aqua Line metro trains do not operate on Saturday and Sunday due to weekend curfew brought on by the second wave of Covid infections.
Brajesh Sharma, a resident of Antriksh Golf View 2, Sector 78, said that there are some residential sectors near Sector 101 metro station. “We had asked NMRC to make stoppage of fast trains at Sector 101 too. But the issue has not been resolved,” he said.
Since partially resuming services after the curfew was lifted, the Aqua Line recorded its highest ridership on Monday with 10,135 passengers.