Noida Metro

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Noida Metro
Noida Metro Rail Corporation logo.png
Overview
Owner Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC)
Locale Noida and Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
Transit type Rapid transit
Number of lines 1
Number of stations 22
Headquarters Block-III, Ganga Shopping Complex, Sector-29, Noida[1]
Website www.nmrcnoida.com
Operation
Operation will start 2018
Train length 4 coaches
Headway 5-10 minutes
Technical
System length 29.7 km (18.5 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Top speed 80 km/h (50 mph)
System map

Noida Metro Map.svg

The Noida Metro is an under-construction metro system connecting the twin cities of Noida and Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh, India. The metro network consists of one colour-coded line, with a total length of 29.7 kilometres serving 22 stations. The system has a mix of at-grade and elevated stations using standard-gauge tracks. Services will operate daily with a headway varying between 5–10 minutes. The trains will be composed of four cars. The power input is supplied by 25kV AC (Single Phase 50 Hz). Trials started in January 2018, while the line is expected to be open for full commuter service by August 2018.[3]

The Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) will build and operate the system. Construction of the system started in late 2014 and is expected for commercial operation by September 2018.[3] CRRC Nanjing Puzhen, a Chinese state-owned rolling stock manufacturer, is supplying the trains to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for the corridor.[4]

History[edit]

The Uttar Pradesh government approved the construction of a 29.7 km (18.5 mi) metro line linking Noida with Greater Noida in October 2014. The government also appointed the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) as the turnkey consultant for the project. The line was estimated to cost Rs 5,064 crore. It will have 22 stations, of which 13 will be constructed at-grade while seven will be elevated. Two stations at Knowledge Park-I and sector Delta-1 in Greater Noida are planned for future expansion.[5]

The detailed project report (DPR) was prepared by the DMRC. A Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) called the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) was formed to implement the project.[6] According to the DPR, the line will begin at Noida City Centre in Sector 32, and head towards Greater Noida via stations in sectors 50, 51, 78, 101, 81, on the Dadri road, 83, 85, 137, 142, 143, 144, 147, 153 and sector 149 in Noida. It will enter Greater Noida through Knowledge Park-II and traverse Pari Chowk, Sector-Alpha 1 and 2, before terminating at Depot station proposed near recreational green, Knowledge Park-IV in Greater Noida. The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet approved the project and forwarded the DPR to Government of India in October 2013. The Government of India and UP will each bear 20% of the costs and loans from external agencies would be taken to fund the rest 60% of the project. Twenty per cent funding from UP will be shared by Noida and Greater Noida Authorities, based on the length of track that passes through the two areas.[6]

The NMRC announced that the first line of the metro would be called the Aqua Line on 30 November 2016. Explaining the choice, NMRC managing director Santosh Yadav stated, "Aqua signifies an eco-friendly colour, which is what we want to portray."[7]

Timeline[edit]

  • Oct 2014: UP Government approves the metro project.[8]
  • Sep 2015: Work progress in around Sec-71, Noida.[9][10]
  • Nov 2015: 700 piles (pillar foundation) out of total 5000 has been made.[11]
  • Feb 2016: NMRC completes first phase of construction in a record time of eight months. At this rate, the corridor is expected to be operational publicly by May 2017.
  • March 2016: Noida Metro company holds its Board meeting on 10 March in Lucknow. The company's Chairperson Alok Ranjan who is Chief Secretary, Uttar Pradesh convened the meeting. Rama Raman, Chairperson of Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway authorities who is NMRC's Managing Director and Saumya Srivastava, Executive Director were present.[12]
  • Feb 2017: 70% work completed.[13]
  • Mar 2017: Train trials to start by December 2017 and commercial operations by April 2018.[4]
  • June 2017: Commercial operations to start by April 2018.[14]
  • July 2017: 95% civil work of track and metro station completed, trial to start by year end.[15]
  • Aug 2017: Metro train trial to start by year end on 6-km track from Depot station to Knowledge Park station.[16]
  • Sep 2017: Commercial operations to start by April 2018.[17]
  • Oct 2017: 97% civil work done. All stations to be ready by October end.[18]
  • Nov 2017: Last girder was placed thus completing viaduct work for whole metro line.[19]
  • Dec 2017: Four Aqua Line coaches arrive from China, each costing INR 11 crores. Trial run to begin soon.[20][21]
  • Jan 2018: Limited trial run started on 1 km (0.62 mi) stretch.[3]
  • Mar 2018: Full-fledged trial run to start in April.[22]
  • Jun 2018: Trial runs going on from Gr Noida Depot to Noida Sector-148 slowly it will be extended to terminating station in Noida Sector-71. Line to fully operational by Dec-2018.[23]

Network[edit]

The proposed 29.7-kilometre (18.5 mi) Aqua Line will have 21 stations.[24][25] The line will start from Noida City sector 51 station and will run through sectors 50, 51 ,75 , 76, 78, 101, 81, 83, 85, 137, 142, 143, 144, 147, 149 and 153; after this it will enter Greater Noida and will go through Knowledge Park-II, Pari Chowk, Alpha-1 and Alpha-2 before terminating in Knowledge Park-IV. The entire route will be on elevated track.[26] This line will have an interchange station with the Delhi Metro at Sector 52 Noida station.[27]

All stations are equipped with platform screen doors.[28]

Noida-Greater Noida Metro
Aqua Line
Noida City Centre  Blue Line 
Noida Sector 71
Noida Sector 50
Noida Sector 78
Noida Sector 101
Noida Sector 81
Dadri Road
Noida Sector 83
Noida Sector 137
Noida Sector 142
Noida Sector 143
Noida Sector 144
Noida Sector 147
Noida Sector 153
Noida Sector 146
Noida Sector 149
Knowledge Park II
Pari Chowk
ALPHA 1
ALPHA 2
DELTA 1
Depot
Aqua Line
# Station Name Total length in metres Interstation distance in metres Opening Connections Layout
English Hindi
1 Noida Sector 52 नोएडा सेक्टर ५२ 0.000 450.0 Under Construction      Blue Line Elevated
2 Noida Sector 71 नोएडा सेक्टर ७१ 1041.5 1041.5 Under Construction None Elevated
3 Noida Sector 50 नोएडा सेक्टर ५० 2095 1053.5 Under Construction None Elevated
4 Noida Sector 78 नोएडा सेक्टर ७८ 3105.2 1010.2 Under Construction None Elevated
5 Noida Sector 101 नोएडा सेक्टर १०१ 4228.9 1123.7 Under Construction None Elevated
6 Noida Sector 81 नोएडा सेक्टर ८१ 5153.3 924.4 Under Construction None Elevated
7 Dadri Road दादरी रोड 7130 1976.7 Under Construction None Elevated
8 Noida Sector 83 नोएडा सेक्टर८३ 8279.4 1149.4 Under Construction None Elevated
9 Noida Sector 137 नोएडा सेक्टर १३७ 9631.1 1351.7 Under Construction None Elevated
10 Noida Sector 142 नोएडा सेक्टर १४२ 11279.1 1648.0 Under Construction None Elevated
11 Noida Sector 143 नोएडा सेक्टर 1४३ 12500.6 1221.5 Under Construction None Elevated
12 Noida Sector 144 नोएडा सेक्टर १४४ 13852.8 1352.2 Under Construction None Elevated
13 Noida Sector 145 नोएडा सेक्टर १४५ 15084.1 1231.3 Under Construction None Elevated
14 Noida Sector 146 नोएडा सेक्टर १५३ 16617.1 1533.0 Under Construction None Elevated
15 Noida Sector 147 नोएडा सेक्टर १४७ Under Construction None Elevated
16 Noida Sector 148 नोएडा सेक्टर १४८ 19910.6 3293.5 Under Construction None Elevated
17 Knowledge Park II नॉलेज पार्कII 22239 2328.4 Under Construction None Elevated
18 Pari Chowk परी चौक 24010.8 921.8 Under Construction None Elevated
19 ALPHA 1 एल्फा १ 25096.7 1085.9 Under Construction None Elevated
20 DELTA 1 डेल्टा १ 27881.4 1855.8 Under Construction None Elevated
21 GNIDA Office 27881.4 1855.8 Under Construction None Elevated
22 Depot Station डिपो 28806.7 925.3 Under Construction None Elevated

Infrastructure[edit]

Rolling stock[edit]

The metro uses lightweight rakes made of stainless steel and aluminium, manufactured by China's CRRC Corporation. Each train has a seating capacity of 186 and a standing capacity of 848, with total capacity of 1,034 passengers. Nineteen rakes with four coaches each, a total of 76 coaches, will operate of the Aqua Line. The cost of each coach is 4 crore (US$580,000). Trains are equipped with a passenger information system, a public address system and an emergency announcement system from the operation control centre.[28]

Power[edit]

All 21 stations, the train depot, and the NMRC offices will be powered by solar energy. The NMRC will install solar panels on the rooftops of all stations, footbridges, its main office building, the depot and parking lot boundary walls to generate an estimated 12 MW of solar power daily. The metro system will also be supplemented with conventional electricity, which will also be used as a back up. Trains will not be powered by solar power, and will instead use conventional power supply.[29]

City bus & Feeder bus[edit]

In the first phase, 50 AC CNG buses Low floor buses are being operated on 6 routes . Noida and Greater Noida authorities were given the responsibility of running the City Bus Service in the ratio of 70:30 to the Noida Metro Rail Corporation. Urban Mass Transit Company (UMTC) presented the assessment of requirement of buses on 27 routes by conducting survey for the city bus service and monitoring will be done by Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation. While one route will provide service as Metro feeder buses, two routes will cover intra city service, while one route will be for intra connectivity in Greater Noida city. Two routes have also been dedicated for connectivity between the cities of Noida and Greater Noida. The salient features of buses operated are as under:

1. All buses are Air conditioned buses propelled with BS-IV CNG fuel

2. Technical specification of buses compatible with Urban Bus Specification –II as published by MOUD Govt. of India

3. The entry floor height of the bus is 340 mm first of its kind in India

4. The bus has provision of Kneeling mechanism with manual ramp for specially abled persons

5. The bus is completely ITS equipped with PIS Boards and LED boards

6. CCTV have been fitted inside the bus for safety of women passengers

Operations[edit]

Trains will operate at an average speed of 35 km/h (22 mph) with a headway of 5 minutes during peak hours, and 10 minutes during non-peak hours.[28]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact Us - Noida Metro Rail Corporation Ltd". www.nmrcnoida.com. 
  2. ^ "Board of Noida Metro Rail Corporation Ltd". www.nmrcnoida.com. 
  3. ^ a b c "You may be able to take a ride on Noida Metro in 3-4 months - Times of India ►". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-01-23. 
  4. ^ a b "Noida Metro speeds up work of 21 stations on Greater Noida line". 8 March 2017. 
  5. ^ "UP clears Metro to Greater Noida". The Times of India. 
  6. ^ a b "Noida Metro Rail - Greater Noida". www.greaternoidaauthority.in. 
  7. ^ "Noida Metro to be Aqua line". The Times of India. Retrieved 11 December 2016. 
  8. ^ "UP clears Metro to Greater Noida - Times of India". 
  9. ^ TNN (3 September 2015). "Plan to ease busy stretches on Greater Noida Metro route". Times of India. 
  10. ^ Vandana Keelor (19 October 2015). "Noida Metro to be ready for trials by July '18: DMRC chief". Times of India. 
  11. ^ "Noida-Greater Noida Metro work progressing as per schedule". Nyoooz. 10 November 2015. 
  12. ^ "Noida Metro company to hold its Board meeting on March 10 in Lucknow - Times of India". 
  13. ^ "'Noida Metro is 70% complete' - Times of India". 
  14. ^ "अप्रैल, 2018 में शुरू हो जाएगी नोएडा मेट्रो". 
  15. ^ "Work on Noida metro 95% complete, NMRC looks to hire more staff". 5 July 2017. 
  16. ^ "Aqua Line Metro trials to begin by year-end - Times of India". 
  17. ^ "Greater Noida Metro: Here is how passengers can benefit". 18 September 2017. 
  18. ^ "First Noida-Greater Noida Metro train to arrive in December - Times of India". 
  19. ^ Reporter, Staff (8 November 2017). "DMRC completes viaduct on Noida-Greater Noida corridor" – via www.thehindu.com. 
  20. ^ "Noida gets metro coaches but test run faces delay". 14 December 2017. 
  21. ^ "First Aqua line train arrives from China - Times of India". 
  22. ^ NYOOOZ. "Power infra in place, Noida Metro trials to start in April - Noida NYOOOZ". 
  23. ^ https://www.hindi.nyoooz.com/news/noida/aqua-metro-paper-ticket-instead-of-tokens_243135/
  24. ^ "STATIONS BETWEEN NOIDA-GREATER NOIDA". noidametrorail.com. Archived from the original on 26 March 2016. 
  25. ^ Damini Nath. "Noida Metro Projects Still Off-Track". The Hindu. 
  26. ^ "Metro rail link between Noida and Greater Noida to be completed by 2017". India TV News. 
  27. ^ "Metro Network Phase I, II, III & NCR" (pdf). Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (DMRC). February 2015. Retrieved 2015-06-28. 
  28. ^ a b c "Noida Metro unveils first look of Aqua line trains - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 11 December 2016. 
  29. ^ "Solar power to make Noida Metro India's greenest - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 14 October 2016. 

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