The Noida Metro Rail Company has added parking companies at five new stations to assist commuters utilizing the Aqua Line between Noida and Larger Noida or the Delhi Metro, officers accustomed to the matter mentioned on Sunday. Beforehand, the service was solely out there at three Metro stations: Sector 51 in Noida, Sector 137 in Larger Noida, and Sector Delta 1 in Larger Noida.
The Noida Metro Rail Company (NMRC), which manages the 30-km Aqua Line, will start parking companies at five extra stations in Noida’s Sector 51, Sector NSEZ, Sector 142, Larger Noida’s Pari Chowk, and Sector 142 on Might 1.
“NMRC plans to offer parking facilities at all 21 of its Metro stations as ridership grows and demand for parking house grows,” mentioned Ritu Maheshwari, NMRC’s managing director. NMRC constructed and operates the 29.7-km-long Aqua Line Metro, which connects Noida’s Sector 51 to Larger Noida’s Delta 1 space.
Every parking station can accommodate at least 300 automobiles, in accordance with NMRC. “As a result of these stations didn’t have parking, commuters needed to take a taxi or an auto-rickshaw to get there. We will now use our automobiles for last-mile connectivity and simply entry the Metro. Due to this fact, NMRC should present parking facilities at all Metro stations as quickly as potential,” mentioned Poonam Kumar, a every day commuter and sector 118 resident.
Earlier than January 2023, the common every day rider on Aqua Line was 40,000. NMRC reported 56,168 passengers utilizing the Metro on January 16, 2023. In line with officers, the variety of commuters has elevated since then, prompting NMRC to create parking areas at busy stations surrounded by clusters of housing complexes.
NMRC has chosen to gather consumer charges by way of computerized machines to take care of transparency and supply hassle-free companies to commuters at these parking facilities, in accordance with officers. NMRC fees motorbikes ₹15 for six hours, ₹25 for six to 12 hours, and ₹30 for parking between 5am and 11pm. A month-to-month cross for a motorbike proprietor prices ₹500. For four-wheelers, the costs are ₹25 for six hours, ₹50 for six to 12 hours, ₹55 between 5am and 11pm, and ₹1,100 for a month-to-month cross.
Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, inaugurated the Aqua Line in January 2019. It has 21 Metro stations in complete. NMRC intends to attach the Aqua Line to the Delhi Metro’s Blue Line by way of a 300-metre-long air-conditioned footbridge. The space between the Sector 51 Metro station on the Aqua Line and the Sector 51 Metro station on the Delhi Metro Blue Line is roughly 300 metres. Commuters utilizing the 2 Metro corridors should at present stroll to alter stations. “As soon as the foot-over bridge connects these Metro stations in a yr, ridership on the Aqua Line will improve additional, and we’ll improve parking companies,” mentioned an NMRC official accustomed to the event.