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NMRC decides fares of newly constructed metro corridor

NMRC decides fares of newly constructed metro corridor

Noida: The Noida metro rail corporation (NMRC), on Friday, decided the fares for newly constructed and to be inaugurated metro corridor between Noida and Greater Noida.

NMRC officials said that the fares on Aqua line (metro corridor between Noida and Greater Noida) will be cheaper as compared to that of Delhi or any other metro corridor for payments through smart cards.

According to NMRC officials, the minimum fare price has been decided to be Rs 10 for a single station while maximum fare price has been set as Rs 50 while you travel to 17 or above stations.

"The NMRC board has set the fare prices for Aqua line metro corridor, which is expected to be inaugurated very soon. We have written a letter to government seeking time from honourable prime minister to kickoff the project. The project is almost ready and once we get approval from the government, the project will be thrown open to the commuters. For next one year, the project will be managed and operated by DMRC," said Alok Tandon, Managing Director, NMRC.

The decision was taken in NMRC's 18th board meeting held on Friday. Apart from this, the board also decided to give an extra relaxation to those who pay through smart cards.

"For smart card users, the board has given an extra 10 per cent relaxation in the fare prices. If one pays through smart card, the minimum fare cost will be Rs 9 for single station while maximum will be Rs 45 if you travel for 17 or more stations," added Tandon.

Further, strengthening the last mile connectivity to areas near the metro stations, the board has made change in the routes of city bus services.

"Focusing to provide last mile connectivity to areas nearby metro stations, we have made changes in bus routes which will cater mostly the high rise societies in the vicinity. Apart from this, we also have e-rickshaws facility which will cater commuters within four kilometres range from the metro station," a senior NMRC officer said.

Apart from this, the board also approved seventh pay commission to their employees which will make an increment of around 20 per cent in their pay scale.

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