The Noida-Greater Noida metro, also known as the Aqua Line, which will run between Sector 51 station in Noida and the Depot Station in Greater Noida, is likely to be inaugurated on January 25, 2019
The Noida-Greater Noida metro rail line is likely to be inaugurated on January 25, 2019, by Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) said, on January 17, 2019. The rail corridor, also known as the Aqua Line, would run between Sector 51 station in Noida and the Depot Station in Greater Noida. There are a total of 21 stations on the corridor – 15 of them in Noida and six in Greater Noida – spread over a distance of 29.7 kms.
“The Noida-Greater Noida metro line’s inauguration will held most likely on January 25, by chief minister Yogi Adityanth,” NMRC executive director, PD Upadhyay said. He said the inaugural event would be held at the Depot Station, from where the chief minister would take a ride on the new metro up to Sector 142 station. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), which operates the Delhi Metro, will assist the NMRC over the next one year, in operating the Aqua Line.
Aqua Line Metro route and fares
The Aqua Line, which will have 19 rakes with four cars each, 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. However, a major concern among the people has been that the interchange stations of the DMRC-operated Blue Line and the NMRC’s Aqua Line are not seamless. Commuters will have to get down at the Sector 52 metro station of the Blue Line, which will further get extended to the Noida Electronic City station and reach the Noida Sector 51 station of the Aqua Line, covering a stretch of around 200 metres. Earlier the NMRC had said that a skywalk or foot overbridge, to directly link the two stations, was under consideration.