|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|
|Operation will start||2018|
|Train length||4 coaches|
|System length||29.7 km (18.5 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
|Top speed||80 km/h (50 mph)|
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.
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. CRRC Nanjing Puzhen, a Chinese state-owned rolling stock manufacturer, is supplying the trains to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for the corridor.
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.
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. 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.
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."
- Oct 2014: UP Government approves the metro project.
- Sep 2015: Work progress in around Sec-71, Noida.
- Nov 2015: 700 piles (pillar foundation) out of total 5000 has been made.
- 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.
- Feb 2017: 70% work completed.
- Mar 2017: Train trials to start by December 2017 and commercial operations by April 2018.
- June 2017: Commercial operations to start by April 2018.
- July 2017: 95% civil work of track and metro station completed, trial to start by year end.
- Aug 2017: Metro train trial to start by year end on 6-km track from Depot station to Knowledge Park station.
- Sep 2017: Commercial operations to start by April 2018.
- Oct 2017: 97% civil work done. All stations to be ready by October end.
- Nov 2017: Last girder was placed thus completing viaduct work for whole metro line.
- Dec 2017: Four Aqua Line coaches arrive from China, each costing INR 11 crores. Trial run to begin soon.
- Jan 2018: Limited trial run started on 1 km (0.62 mi) stretch.
- Mar 2018: Full-fledged trial run to start in April.
- 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.
The proposed 29.7-kilometre (18.5 mi) Aqua Line will have 21 stations. 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. This line will have an interchange station with the Delhi Metro at Sector 52 Noida station.
|#||Station Name||Total length in metres||Interstation distance in metres||Opening||Connections||Layout|
|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|
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.
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.
City bus & Feeder bus
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
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.
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