GREATER NOIDA, INDIA (Metro Rail News): On Monday, the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) announced that from Tuesday, i.e., 31st August 2021, the “fast trains” of the Noida-Greater Noida Metro will stop at four (4) more stations between the twin cities during the peak hours on Monday to Friday.
“Keeping in mind the public benefits, non-stoppage stations by the fast trains have been reviewed by the NMRC. The fast trains will start stopping at Sector-50, Sector-101, Sector-83 and Sector-143 stations with effect from 31st August 2021 (Tuesday), said NMRC Managing Director Ritu Maheshwari
Therefore, the trains would continue to skip five (5) out of ten (10) stations that they did not stop at earlier during the peak hours, and the NMRC operates “fast trains” during peak hours (08:00 AM to 11:00 AM and 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM) on weekdays. These trains skip ten (10) stations with a low and average ridership between Noida and Greater Noida.
As a result, the NMRC added Noida Sector-81 to the stoppages for the fast trains on 02nd August 2021, while the situation remained unchanged at the nine other stations.
The NMRC introduced the “fast train” service between Noida and Greater Noida from 01st February 2021 to reduce the travel time during peak hours. The service was made available from terminal stations — Noida Sector 51 station and Greater Noida’s Depot station from 08:00 AM to 11:00 AM and 05:00 PM to 08;00 PM on weekdays to cover the peak rush hour.
“However, five (5) stations, namely Sector-144, Sector-145, Sector-146, Sector-147 and Sector-148, will continue to be skipped by fast trains. There will be no other changes in train timings, headway etc.,” said NMRC MD.