NOIDA (Metro Rail News): The Noida Metro Rail Corporation is going to start construction work of the Greater Noida West Metro in a month On 3rd December 2019, the UP Cabinet had passed a 14.95-km long extension corridor of Noida Metro’s Aqua Line comprising 9 stations from Noida Sector 51 to Knowledge Park V in Greater Noida.
NMRC’s MD Ritu Maheshwari said that the corporation was striving to provide the best travel experience to passengers. “Aqua Line of NMRC at present records an average 25,907 passengers every day. We are working on the metro network to expand and connect more areas and more commuters. Last year in December, the UP govt had passed the Greater Noida west metro extension corridor. We are going to commence construction work on this route in one month,” she stated, adding a vital number of people would be connected with the metro network in this route.
The 9.15-km long first phase would have 5 Metro stations i.e. Sector 122, Sector 123, Greater Noida Sector 4, Ecotech and Greater Noida Sector 2.
In the 2nd phase of 5.8-km long, 4 Metro stations that are Greater Noida Sector 3, Greater Noida Sector 10, Greater Noida Sector 12 and Knowledge Park V would be developed. The Noida Metro Aqua Line’s Sector 51 station would become an interchange for the extension corridor. NMRC expects to finish the 1st phase by 2022.
The Noida Metro Rail started operations of the Aqua Line including 21 stations from Sector 51 in Noida to Depot station in Greater Noida on 25th January 2019. This corridor has 15 stations in Noida and 6 stations in Greater Noida. The 29.707-km long Aqua Line was developed at a completion cost of ₹5,503 cr. The average regular ridership in February 2020 stood at 25,907. The average regular revenue in February 2020 is Rs 7.53 lakh.
Maheshwari told Noida Metro Rail Corporation was also incorporating some out-of-the-box ideas to improve metro ridership and revenue. NMRC newly floated a tender to set up electric vehicle charging stations at entire 21 stations of the Aqua Line.