Noida-Greater Noida Metro Aqua Line: The Aqua Line connecting Noida and Greater Noida is expected to become operational by October after final inspection by the commissioner for metro rail safety (CMRS) by September-end, according to a report. Officials said they were hopeful of giving a Diwali gift to commuters, TOI reported. The Metro line will be nearly 30-km long with 22 stations.
The Noida-Greater Noida Metro Aqua Line will begin at Noida City Centre and will have stations in Sectors 50, 51, 78, 101, 81, Dadri road, 83, 85, 137, 142, 143, 144, 147, 153 and sector 149 in Noida and then it will enter Greater Noida through Knowledge Park-II. The Metro line will go through Pari Chowk, Sector-Alpha 1 and 2, finally terminating at Delta 1 station near Knowledge Park-IV in Greater Noida.
This Metro project was approved in 2013 with the Uttar Pradesh and central governments contributing 20 per cent each. The rest of the project cost has been raised through borrowing from the market. Read more