NOIDA (Metro Rail News): Noida Authority has floated a tender to build a foot-over bridge (FOB) connecting Sector 51 Metro Station with Sector 52 Metro Station. This FOB will connect Blue and Aqua Metro lines.
As per local media report, Noida Authority CEO Ritu Maheshwari recently met with officers of the Noida Authority to release tenders worth Rs 80 crore to improve infrastructure in the city.
The most important task in the city is to build a FOB connecting Metro’s Aqua Line with Blue Line. While Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) operates the Blue Line Metro, Noida Metro Rail Corporation runs the Aqua Line Metro connecting Greater Noida to Central Noida. Due to different agencies running metros, there has always been a connectivity issue between both the metro stations which are less than 500 metres away from each other. All this leads to causing problems for the commuters as they have to exit the metro station and walk for 400 metres to enter the other metro line.
For this reason, Noida Authority constructed a separate lane between metro stations offering free of cost electric rickshaw rides to commuters but even after this a lot of time is wasted while exiting and entering both the metro stations.
IKEA, the Swedish furniture brand is constructing their showroom near the metro station and they will also be constructing a skywalk between the two stations for which they have asked for a time of at least 6 years before operationalizing the skywalk.