The opening of a 300 metre-long walkway connecting Delhi Metro's Blue Line with Aqua Line of Noida Metro is a major relief for daily commuters. The walkway links Sector 52 station of Blue Line with Sector 51 of Aqua Line. Commuters have been waiting for long to get such a facility for travelling between Greater Noida, some sectors of Noida and Delhi. The walkway, built by the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC), was inaugurated by Durga Shankar Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) on Sunday.

Here are 10 things to know about Blue Line-Aqua Line metro walkway:

1) The Blue Line-Aqua Line Metro walkway is covered from the top to prevent passengers from getting exposed to changes in weather.

2) Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) has also provided free solar-powered E-rickshaw services in this stretch to facilitate connectivity between the two metro rail networks.

3) The walkway has been constructed separately from the main road. Two-wheelers, four-wheelers, and heavy commercial vehicles are barred from entering the stretch.

4) The route will be made more commuter-friendly and NMRC will create a provision for parking space, Durga Shankar Mishra had said after inaugurating the walkway.

NMRC has also provided free solar-powered E-rickshaw services in this stretch to facilitate connectivity between the two metro rail networks.
NMRC has also provided free solar-powered E-rickshaw services in this stretch to facilitate connectivity between the two metro rail networks. (@OfficialDMRC)


5) Noida Authority will help NMRC to make the walkway more commuter-friendly by providing free public convenience services in coming days.

6) Landscaping has been done along the Blue Line-Aqua Line Metro walkway to provide aesthetic appeal.

7) The Blue Line-Aqua Line Metro walkway has space for cafe or vendor zone as part of future planning where small stalls and cafes will be opened.

8) The nearly 30-km long Aqua connects Sector 51 in Noida to Depot Station in Greater Noida.


9) The route has 21 stations and all of them are equipped with platform screen doors to prevent commuters from falling onto the tracks.

10) Built for 5,503 crore, the Aqua Line was inaugurated by Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on 25 January this year.

The Noida Metro has a separate ticketing system. Hence, commuters will not be able to use Delhi Metro smart cards or tokens to commute on the Aqua Line. (With Agency Inputs)

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