The Aqua Line of the Noida-Greater Noida metro has witnessed an improvement in the overall average daily ridership, which has reached to almost 11,000. On its second month of operation, nearly 3.24 lakh passengers travel on the metro line, while in total, 6.48 lakh people have used the Aqua Line in the two months, its operator Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) said.
The data detailing ridership and revenue was released by the NMRC, as the metro service connects Noida and Greater Noida marked two months of its run on March 25.
The Aqua Line had witnessed 3.24 lakh passengers during the first month, with an average daily ridership of 10,458 passengers.
According to the data, 6.48 lakh riders were added while the average daily ridership during the two months reached 10,991 by the end of March 25.
Commenting on the development, NMRC Executive Director PD Upadhyay said, “The ridership was approximately 13, 000 on the first day of revenue operations and after completion of the two months of metro operations i.e. March 25, the ridership stood at approximately 17, 000 depicting an increase of almost 30 per cent."
“NMRC's ridership increased almost 57 per cent in the month of March,” he said in a statement.
The NMRC's revenue during the two months reached Rs 1.99 crore, up from Rs 1.02 crore at the end of the first month, Upadhyay said.
A total 12,828 metro cards have been sold since day one, while 4,89,361 QR-coded tickets were also purchased during the period, the NMRC said. “The NMRC touched the highest ridership of 17,164 on March 15,” it said.
The Aqua Line was constructed for Rs 5,503 crore and connects Noida and Greater Noida via 21 stations spread over 29.7 kms between the twin-cities in western Uttar Pradesh's Gautam Buddh Nagar district.
NMRC operates its trains from 6 AM to 10 PM from Monday to Saturday. On Sundays, revenue hours begin from 8 AM and services are available till 10 PM.
The NMRC said it is running 10 trains on this corridor, which make 163 trips a day. The frequency is 10 minutes during peak hours and 15 minutes during non-peak hours and Saturdays and Sundays.
NMRC said it has maintained a punctuality of 99.99 per cent since the first day of operations. The top 5 stations with highest ridership are – Sector 51, Sector 76, NSEZ, Knowledge Park – II and Pari Chowk.