The 6.6-km Noida City Centre-Noida Electronic City section, an extension of the Delhi Metro’s Blue Line in the satellite city was open for passengers on Saturday, hours after it was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“Services began at 4 pm today. The frequency of trains on this new section during peak hours would be 5 minutes and 26 seconds,” a senior Delhi Metro Rail Corporation official said in the PTI report.
PM Modi flagged off the Blue Line extension section via a remote during an event held in Greater Noida on Saturday, March 09.
This is a completely-elevated section with six stations — Sector 34, Sector 52, Sector 61, Sector 59, Sector 62 and Noida Electronic City. It will benefit the people of Noida and connect Noida with the national capital.
The total length of Blue Line, after the opening of this section, is now 56.6 km, from nearly 50 km span earlier that connected Dwarka Sector-21 in Delhi to Noida City Centre.
Noida Extension Line Brings Blue Line Closer to Aqua Line
The Noida extension line will bring the Blue Line close to the recently-opened Aqua Line run by Noida Metro, which connects Noida and Greater Noida. There is a distance of around 300 m between the Sector-51 metro station, the terminus of the Aqua Line in Noida, operated by the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) and the upcoming Sector-52 metro station of the DMRC’s Blue Line.
Its commuters are awaiting last-mile connectivity between the two lines. Plans are afoot to connect the two lines through a dedicated pathway and a carriage-way for e-rickshaws as per media reports.
However, both lines have different travel cards at the moment, unlike the Rapid Metro in Gurgaon, wherein DMRC metro cards are valid for travel. The DMRC Helpline no is 155370.
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