Noida Metro Aqua Line to be extended to Knowledge Park 5, benefit over 300,000 commuters
The Noida Metro Aqua Line will soon be extended to Knowledge Park-5, helping over 300,000 daily commuters. According to a report in Dainik Jagran, the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) is working on the extension of the 29.7 km long Noida Metro Aqua Line corridor from Noida Sector-71 to Knowledge Park 5.
The Noida Metro Aqua Line will soon be extended to Knowledge Park-5, helping over 300,000 daily commuters. According to a report in Dainik Jagran, the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) is working on the extension of the 29.7 km long Noida Metro Aqua Line corridor from Noida Sector-71 to Knowledge Park 5. The line connects Noida with Greater Noida and after the extension, Greater Noida West will be connected directly to NCR. The NMRC plans to connect Sector-71 to Knowledge Park-5, Sector-142 to Botanical Garden and Depot station to Bodaki.
The extension will take place in two phases - connecting Noida Sector 51 station to Greater Noida Sector-2 in the first phase while Greater Noida Sector 2 will be connected to Knowledge Park 5 in the second phase. The Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government is expected to give nod to the first phase in November last week or in the first week of December.
Inaugurated on January 25 this year, the Noida Metro Aqua Line covers 21 metro stations on its route. The minimum fare to travel on this route is Rs 9 and goes up to Rs 50. It is connected to the Delhi Metro Blue Line by a 300-metre walkway built by NMRC between Sector 51 station of Noida Metro’s Aqua Line and Sector 52 station of the Delhi Metro Blue Line.
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The Aqua line was in news last week after services were briefly disrupted as a technical fault led to the cancellation of five trips. The disruption occurred in the Automatic Traffic Signal (ATS) system around 1.30 pm and was rectified by 4.30 pm, a NMRC official had said. "There was a delay in train movement due to the ATS failure. Five trains were cancelled (both up and down) during the period. Normal services were restored around 4.30 pm," NMRC Executive Director P D Upadhyay told PTI.
He said the trains function on automated systems with an individual operator on the console of each train. "During the disruption, the trains were run in manual mode at a slow speed of 25 kmph. Otherwise the normal speed goes up to 70 kmph," Upadhyay added.
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