The much-awaited 'Aqua Line' of Noida Metro Rail will be inaugurated by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday.
Ahead of the inauguration of the Noida-Greater Noida Metro Rail line, security has been tightened in and around the area for chief minister's visit.
The rail corridor, which would run between Sector 51 station in Noida and the Depot Station in Greater Noida will have a total of 21 stations - 15 of them in Noida and six in Greater Noida.
The Aqua line, which will have 19 rakes with 4 cars each, will halt on the Sector 76, 101, 81, NSEZ, Noida Sector 83, 137, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, and Greater Noida's Knowledge Park II, Pari Chowk, Alpha 1, Delta 1, GNIDA Office and Depot metro stations, said the report.
The trains are designed to run at a maximum speed of 80 kmph, clocking an average speed of 37.5 kmph.
The Aqua Line of the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) will have interchange sections at various stations.
Commuters will have to get down at the Sector 52 metro station of the Blue Line and reach the Noida Sector 51 station of the Aqua Line, covering a stretch of around 200 metres.
The minimum fares for the Aqua Line will Rs. 9 and the maximum Rs. 50, the NMRC had announced in December 2018. Commuters could buy QR-coded paper tickets or use smart cards, the report said.
The smart cards being used for the Delhi Metro will, however, not be valid for travel in the Noida Metro.
Similar to the Delhi Metro, there would be different seats for ladies in the Noida Metro.
Seats reserved for women, senior citizens and differently abled persons would have different colours.
The Aqua Line, whose construction started in May 2015 and was completed in record time, was initially expected to be opened for public in November 2018, then December.