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

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)
Updated on Jan 25, 2019 04:01 PM IST
Copy Link
New Delhi | By

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 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

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close Story
QUICKREADS

Less time to read?

Try Quickreads

  • Handover additional charge of schools to principals in their parent district: DGSE to DEOs (HT File)

    Handover additional charge of schools to principals in their parent district: Punjab DGSE to DEOs

    The Punjab Director General of School Education has asked all the district education officers in the state to make recommendations for giving additional charge of schools without heads to principals in their parent district. According to sources, the DEOs have submitted the lists of recommendations with the state department following which a principal might have to handle more than two schools in a district.

  • In mid-April, Rubina Khanum had created a controversy through her statement on loudspeaker in response to which the Aligarh police had filed an FIR at the Civil Lines police station. (FOR REPRESENTATION PURPOSE)

    Removed from post, SP woman leader calls party ‘anti-Hindu, ‘anti-women’

    Former Samajwadi Party's Aligarh Mahila Sabha president Rubina Khanum called the Akhilesh Yadav-led party “anti-Hindu, anti-women and a party that indulged in appeasement politics”, on her removal from the post. She said that though the party cited “indiscipline” as the reason behind her removal from the presidentship of Mahila Sabha, Aligarh, the real reason was her recent comment on the Gyanvapi mosque. Samajwadi Party state president Naresh Uttam Patel removed her from the post.

  • The Uttar Pradesh recorded the lowest unemployment rate at 2.9% and now the government is striving to bring it down to zero. (HT File Photo)

    Mission Rozgar: Yogi govt mulling family card for each family

    The Uttar Pradesh government is mulling making a family card of each family in the state, in a step towards fulfilling the promise of providing employment or self-employment opportunities to at least one person in every family in the next five years. These cards are finally to be linked to the Aadhar card too. Experts are engaged in brainstorming over the idea, said a government spokesperson in a statement.

  • Vinit Prabhakar Kenjale, businessman, of Parvati hills has his name in the 2018 Limca Book of Records for the largest collection of two–wheelers, with the oldest dating back to the 1930s. The 57-year-old enthusiast’s “Vintage Miles Museum”, is a one of its kind in Mahabaleshwar. (HT)

    His passion rides on 550+ vintage two-wheelers

    Pune: HKenjalekick-started a path to his hobby in 1982 and the journey till 2022 drives home a museum with over 550 vintage bikes, with 95% in running condition. Vinit Prabhakar Kenjale, businessman, of Parvati hills has his name in the 2018 Limca Book of Records for the largest collection of two–wheelers, with the oldest dating back to the 1930s. Kenjale said, “My hunger for collecting scooters will always remain alive.”

  • For the coal shortage resulting from policy lapses on the part of the Central government, states must not be penalized, said the AIPEF. (Pic for representation)

    Centre should buy imported coal, provide it to states at prevailing CIL price: AIPEF

    Lucknow: The All India Power Engineers' Federation has demanded that the Centre take the responsibility to import foreign coal on government- to- government basis since state generation companies are in no way responsible for the coal crisis which has resulted from lack of coordination among ministries concerned. “For the coal shortage resulting from policy lapses on the part of the Central government, states must not be penalized,” he said.

SHARE
Story Saved
×
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Sunday, May 22, 2022