Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the 6.6-km Noida City Centre-Noida Electronic City section, an extension of the Delhi Metro's Blue Line. The Line will be open for public usage soon, said officials. “The section will be a major boost for many residential localities in Sectors 34, 52 and 22, as well as for commercial areas between Sector 59 and Electronic City. The culminating stop is situated at the Noida-Ghaziabad border and hence residents of the neighbouring district will also benefit from this enhanced connectivity,” the DMRC said. At a height of 21 metres, the Electronic City station is the highest station of the Delhi Metro network.
The completely elevated section has six stations -- Sector 34, Sector 52, Sector 61, Sector 59, Sector 62 and Noida Electronic City. Noida City Centre-Noida Electronic City section becomes operational, the extended corridor will also bring the Blue Line close to the recently-opened Aqua Line, which connects Noida and Greater Noida.
The Sector-52 station of the DMRC's Blue Line is very close to the Sector-51 station on the Aqua Line, operated by the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC), and 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.
There is a distance of around 100 metres between the Sector-51 metro station, the terminus of the Aqua Line in Noida and the upcoming Sector-52 metro station of the Blue Line.
"We are building a pathway between Sector 51 and Sector 52 stations, which will be operational soon," an NMRC spokesperson said. Ghaziabad also gets connectivity as the Electronic City station is located at the Noida-Ghaziabad border.
Earlier, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated the Noida Metro Aqua Line from Noida sector 137. The trains are designed to run at a maximum speed of 80 km per hour with an average speed of 37.5 km per hour. Every train is equipped with a passenger information system, a public address system, and an emergency announcement system from the operation control centre. Besides, all the stations are equipped with platform screen doors.