A walkway to connect the interchange metro stations of Blue and Aqua lines will be inaugurated on today, officials said on Saturday. “The walkway, stretching about 300 metres, has been constructed between the Sector 51 station on Aqua Line and the Sector 52 station on Delhi Metro Rail Corporation's (DMRC) Blue Line,” a Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) spokesperson said.
"The walkway will be inaugurated by Durga Shankar Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), and K Sanjay Murthy, Additional Secretary to the MoHUA and Chairman of the NMRC, in the presence of NMRC Managing Director Alok Tandon," he added.
A fleet of 10 solar-powered e-rickshaws, which will carry passengers free of cost on the stretch, will also be flagged off on the occasion, the official said.
The Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) and the Greater Noida Authority are planning to build a new Metro line which is likely to connect the Noida Metro Aqua Line with existing lines of Delhi Metro network, according to a Times of India report. With this, commuters travelling from Greater Noida will not be required to take up buses to reach Botanical Garden Metro.
“Those coming from Greater Noida areas are still using buses to reach Botanical Garden and take the metro from there towards Delhi. Most Aqua Line users are those travelling between Noida and Greater Noida. This is why the need was felt to start this new line to cater to Greater Noida and Delhi connectivity,” TOI reported mentioning PD Upadhyay, Executive Director, NMRC.