Yogi to open Noida-Greater Noida Metro line on Jan 25
Noida/Greater Noida: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's visit to Gautam Buddh Nagar district, on January 25, will not only give a much awaited boost to transportation by inauguration of Noida-Greater Noida metro corridor but will also give approval and kick start to nearly a dozen other infrastructural projects.
The Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) have confirmed that the CM will inaugurate the projects on January 25. The 29.7 km long Aqua line metro rail corridor between Sector 51 station in Noida and the Depot Station in Greater Noida will have a total of 21 stations.
"The Noida-Greater Noida metro line's inauguration is expected to be held on January 25 by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanth. The Minister will kick off the project from Depot Station in Greater Noida from where the chief minister would also take a ride on the new metro," said P D Upadhyay, Executive Director, NMRC.
The Aqua line metro corridor was all ready for operations, however, the state government and board have urged the Prime Minister to inaugurate the project. Adityanath's visit to Greater Noida was already scheduled to inaugurate a manufacturing unit. The board is expecting that the Aqua line metro corridor may also get inaugurated on the same day by CM.
The Aqua line metro will halt on the Sector 76, 101, 81, NSEZ, Noida Sector 83, 137, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, and Greater Noida's Knowledge Park II, Pari Chowk, Alpha 1, Delta 1, GNIDA Office and Depot metro stations. The NMRC has already announced fares for the Aqua Line in December last year. The minimum fare is set at Rs 9 while the maximum fare is capped at Rs 50. Commuters can buy QR-coded paper tickets or use smart cards as well.
Meanwhile, the Noida Authority is also looking ahead for the CM's visit to get six key infrastructural projects inaugurated while foundation stone for three other projects will be laid.
A senior officer of Noida Authority said that the CM may likely to inaugurate the new six- lane bridge, build at a cost of approx Rs 120 crores, over the Yamuna River at Kalindi Kunj, running parallel to the existing one. The bridge is aimed to curb the traffic snarls in peak hours and will also boost connectivity between Noida and South Delhi.
Other projects which are also likely to be inaugurated includes Dada-Dadi park at sector 62, Traffic Park at sector 108, widening of bridge at Shahdra drain, a command control room in sector 94 and Shilp Haat in sector 33 area of Noida.
Apart from these, the CM will also lay foundation stone for a 5.5 km long elevated road between Chilla Regulator and Mahamaya Flyover along Shahdara drain which will connect Mayur Vihar Phase-I with Mahamaya Flyover on the Noida- Greater Noida Expressway.