NOIDA (Metro Rail News): Noida Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (NMRC)’s Aqua Line connecting Noida and Greater Noida is all set to resume full-fledged operations from 12th September 2020 (Saturday). This means that NMRC will run as per the time-table and schedule that was being followed for the Aqua Line before the lockdown.
From 12th September 2020 (Saturday) NMRC will operate its metro train services from 6 AM till 10 PM from Monday to Saturday. The services on Sundays will begin from 8 AM till 10 PM.
The trains will run at an interval of 7.5 minutes during Peak Hours (8 AM to 11 AM and 5 PM to 8 PM) and 10 minutes during Non-Peak Hours from Monday to Friday. Metro train services on Saturdays and Sundays will be available at an interval of 15 minutes throughout the day.
Only one Entry / Exit gate will be opened at the following stations: Sector – 101, Sector- 81, NSEZ, Sector-83, Sector -137, Sector-142, Sector-143, Sector – 144, Sector – 145, Sector – 146, Sector -147, Sector -148, Alpha -1, Delta – 1 and GNIDA Office according to a statement released by the NMRC.
The stations where both Entry / Exit gates will be kept open are: Sector – 51, Sector –50, Sector –76, KP-II, Pari chowk, Depot Station.
Stations falling in containment zones will be closed and trains will not stop at these stations. This information will be communicated to the public through public notices, announcements and on the NMRC website and Mobile App.
The services on the Aqua Line were resumed after almost five months of lockdown from 7th September 2020. The Metro services are currently running from 7 AM to 11 AM in the mornings and 5 PM to 9 PM in the evenings at an interval of 15 minutes.
The NMRC has also made available at the following 10 stations: Sector – 51, Sector –76, Sector – 101, Sector- 81, Sector -137, Sector-142, KP-II, Pari Chowk, Alpha -1 and Delta – 1.
To facilitate the commuters and boost last mile connectivity, free E – Rickshaw facility is available for connectivity between Sector 51 station of NMRC’s Aqua Line and Sector 52 station of DMRC’s Blue Line. Besides this, E – Rickshaws on payment basis are also available at Sector 137 and Sector 142 metro stations.
“The ridership of the Aqua Line has seen a steady increase since the first day of resuming operations from a ridership of approx. 600 passengers and by the third day the ridership crossed 1, 000 passengers”, said a statement released by the NMRC.