Date of post: 29 Jan,
The Noida-Greater Noida Metro, which opened for public on Saturday, witnessed a total ridership of 11,625 passengers on day one. The metro service, also known as the Aqua Line, was inaugurated on Friday by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath but it was opened for citizens only on Republic Day, with curtailed timings from 10 am to 5 pm, the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) said.
- NMRC Executive Director P D Upadhyay said,”Total ridership on the metro line stood at 11,625, with the highest number of passengers boarding from Pari Chowk and Depot Stations (also the terminus station at one end) in Greater Noida.”
- He said,”Overall 266 smart cards and 11,440 QR-coded paper tickets were purchased by the passengers on day one.”
- Upadhyay said that the sales of cards and tickets fetched the NMRC Rs 3.60 lakh.
- If top up values in smart cards is included then the amount goes up to Rs 4.43 lakh, he added.
- He said that the metro card, built in line with the central government’s initiative of national common mobility card, which could be used for NMRC-run city buses, parkings and online shopping, is being sold for Rs 100.
- He said,”Total 64 trips were made by the metros between the two terminus stations of Depot (in Greater Noida) and Sector 51 (in Noida), covering a distance of 1,906 km.”
- The highest ridership was witnessed at Pari Chowk, Alpha, Depot, and Delta stations in Greater Noida, and Sectors 51, 137, 76, 101 and 50 stations, according to the NMRC.
- Upadhyay said,”The metro services maintained a 100% punctuality during its run today.”
- The metro service runs through 21 stations – 15 of them in Noida and 6 in Greater Noida – as it connects the twin-cities covering a distance of 29.7 km.
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