Aqua line linking the twin-cities of Noida and Greater Noida in Gautam Buddh Nagar was opened for the public on Friday, 25 January by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
It will run between Sector 71 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.
“Today we dedicate the Noida Greater Noida metro rail to the people of the region. The Aqua Line, which has been completed in record time, will provide better connectivity to the region and prove to a milestone in development of the region.”Yogi Adityanath, UP chief minister
Noida Metro Rail Corporation will be assisted by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation over the next one year in operating the Aqua Line.
Interchanging stations, however, remains a major concern among the commuters. They 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.
The minimum fare for the new rail line is Rs 9 and the maximum Rs 50. Commuters can buy QR-coded paper tickets or use the smart cards to get 10 percent discount on fares, the officials said.
“The security personnel are being trained by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which guards the Delhi Metro,” the NMRC had said.
(With inputs from PTI)