Longest corridor, 21 stations: All you need to know about Noida Metro’s Aqua Line

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Jan 25, 2019 04:01 PM IST

The Aqua Line of the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC), connecting the twin cities of Noida with Greater Noida, will be inaugurated by Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday.

The Aqua Line of the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC), connecting the twin cities of Noida with Greater Noida, will be inaugurated by Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday.

There are 15 stations in Noida and six in Greater Noida on the Aqua Line.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
There are 15 stations in Noida and six in Greater Noida on the Aqua Line.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)

The work on the Aqua Line started in May 2015 and was completed in a record time of three-and-a-half years.

The Metro service is expected to benefit a large number of commuters in both the cities, where mass public transport has been mostly unavailable, and the NMRC expects a daily footfall of over one lakh passengers.

Also read: UP Police will secure Aqua Metro line, a first for Metro in NCR

Here is all you need to know about the line:

1. Constructed at the cost of 5,503 crore, the 29.7-kilometre corridor with 21 stations will be the longest Metro line in the country to be inaugurated at one go. The Hyderabad Metro held the earlier record at 29km.

2. There will be 15 stations in Noida and six in Greater Noida. The Aqua Line will halt on the Sector 76, 101, 81, NSEZ, Noida Sector 83, 137, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, and Greater Noida’s Knowledge Park II, Pari Chowk, Alpha 1, Delta 1, GNIDA Office and Depot Metro stations.

3. Commuters can buy QR-coded paper tickets or use smart cards. The initial payment for a new mobility card will be 300, as against 200 for Delhi Metro. The Delhi Metro tokens and smart cards will not be valid on this line.

4. Travelling one station would cost 10 on an QR-coded ticket and 9 via smart card; 2km would cost 15 on ticket and 13.50 on smart card; 3 to 6km would cost 20 via ticket and 18 on smart card; 7 to 9km would cost 30 on ticket and 27 on smart card. Travelling more than 10 stations but less than 16 stations would cost 40 via ticket but 36 via the smart card. Travelling beyond 16 stations would cost 50 via ticket and 45 via the smart card.

 

5. The Aqua line from will have a frequency of 15 minutes.

6. It will have 19 rakes with four cars each. Every train is designed to run at a maximum speed of 80 kmph, clocking an average speed of 37.5 kmph.

7. The trains are equipped with a passenger information system, a public address system, and an emergency announcement system from the operation control centre. Besides, all the stations shall be equipped with platform screen doors.

 

8. Seat reservation through different colours has been done in the coaches for women, senior citizens and disabled. Dedicated space has been provided for wheelchairs in driving trailer cars at both the ends of the trains.

9. The 49th battalion of the Uttar Pradesh Provincial Armed Constabulary will be responsible for the security on the Aqua Line and some private security personnel will also be deployed.

10. The line will generate solar energy, have women drivers, and free water and toilet facilities for commuters.

Also read: Metro’s Aqua line connecting Noida to Greater Noida opens today

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