Noida metro hits new record, crosses 40,000 daily ridership for first time

This is the first time Noida-Metro Rail Corporation has achieved such a feat by transferring so many passengers on the Aqua line connecting the twin cities of Noida and Greater Noida, reports PTI.

Noida metro hits new record, crosses 40,000 daily ridership for first time

The Noida-Greater Noida metro has seen its highest-ever single-day ridership of 40,295 passengers, since it began operations in January 2019. The achievement was made on August 8, the second Monday of the month, according to representatives of the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC). Over the past few months, usage of the metro, which connects the twin cities of Noida and Greater Noida in the Gautam Buddh Nagar next to Delhi, has increased.

"On Monday, 40,295 passengers travelled on the Aqua Line. The second highest single-day ridership so far was 39,451 on September 19, 2019," NMRC's managing director Ritu Maheshwari said.

The daily average ridership in March this year was 23,266, while it was 26,162 in April, 29,089 in May, 30,366 in June, and 32,202 in July, according to NMRC data. Maheshwari said the NMRC is taking various efforts to provide better services to commuters.

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"Recently, the NMRC has floated an expression of interest for providing last-mile connectivity to the passengers. The last date for EoI submission is August 18," she said. A foot overbridge to connect the Sector 51 (Aqua Line) and Sector 52 (Blue Line) metro stations are also in the offing.

"The call for tenders for the FoB between Sector-51 (NMRC) and Sector-52 (DMRC) is expected to be launched soon," the IAS officer said. The Aqua Line runs over 29.7 km through 21 stations between Noida Sector 51 and Depot Station in Greater Noida. It was built for Rs 5,503 crore and opened to the public in January 2019.

With inputs from PTI

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