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Noida Metro will start feeder bus services on 16 new routes in city

Aiming to increase ridership and provide last mile connectivity, the Noida Metro Rail Corporation on Tuesday said it has introduced 16 new routes for its feeder bus service to cater to all the operational metro stations on the Aqua Line in Noida and Greater Noida.

noida Updated: Mar 13, 2019 02:54 IST
Vinod Rajput
Vinod Rajput
Hindustan Times, Noida
Autorickshaws have started lining up outside the Sector 51 Metro station along the recently started Aqua Line in Noida. The new feeder buses will help curb the dependency on autorickshaws.
Autorickshaws have started lining up outside the Sector 51 Metro station along the recently started Aqua Line in Noida. The new feeder buses will help curb the dependency on autorickshaws.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT Photo)
         

Aiming to increase ridership and provide last mile connectivity, the Noida Metro Rail Corporation on Tuesday said it has introduced 16 new routes for its feeder bus service to cater to all the operational metro stations on the Aqua Line in Noida and Greater Noida. 50 feeder buses will be plying on these new routes that will replace 13 old operational routes.

“We aim to provide safe commute to passengers, who are travelling via the Metro. And our aim is to provide them safe and comfortable travel from Metro stations to their destinations. We have carved out new routes so that more and more areas falling in the zone of a station get covered. We hope the feeder bus service will also help in increasing the ridership,” an NMRC spokesperson, said.

Seven out of these 16 routes will cover residential, industrial, commercial and institutional areas in Noida. The seven routes are- Cape Town in Sector 74 to Sector 51 Metro Station, Sector 51 Metro Station to Sector 137 Metro Station, Sector 51 Metro Station to Sector 12/22, Sector 51 Metro Station to RTO office in Sector 33, Indian Oil in Sector 55 to Sector 51 Metro Station, Sector 142 Metro Station to Sector 51 Metro Station and Sector 142 Metro Station to Botanical Garden Metro Station.

NMRC will cover Greater Noida city with three routes-- Sharda University to Pari Chowk Metro station, Greater Noida’s Metro Depot station to Kasna and Dadri Railway Station to Gautam Buddha University via Kasna.

Three other routes will connect Noida and Greater Noida directly. These routes are NSEZ Metro Station to Kasna via Army welfare housing society, NSEZ Metro Station to Dadri via Surajpur and Botanical Garden Metro Station to Depot station via Greater Noida Authority.

Apart from these, three routes are also carved out for housing societies in Greater Noida West and the Station 51 Metro Station. These start from Gaur City housing society in Sector 1, ACE housing complex and Sampooranam housing complex, respectively converging at Station 51 Metro Station.

“We were running low floor City CNG buses to provide feeder services on 13 routes from Delhi Metro stations and to help passengers commute within Noida and Greater Noida since December 2016.. Now we have done away with old routes and planned new routes to connect more areas with the launch of Aqua line,” the spokesperson said.

The NMRC had started its city bus service operations with 20 air-conditioned, differently-abled friendly CNG buses for Noida and Greater Noida under the Phase-I of the project. With the addition of more buses later and the city bus service now operates with 50 buses. The mega-project aims to run a total of 372 buses in the city.

First Published: Mar 13, 2019 02:54 IST

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