Noida Metro’s FOB interfacing Aqua and Blue Line will be prepared in year: NMRC

The foot over span connecting Sector 52 and 51 stations will transform it into a trade station between the two metro rail lines, as revealed by PTI.

The Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) on April 28 said that a foot-over-span connecting the Sector 52 station of Delhi Metro’s Blue Line to the close by Sector 51 station of Noida Metro’s Aqua Line will be worked soon.

The NMRC said this two days after its 31st Board meeting. During the Board meeting, the NMRC additionally thought after assisting the Center’s endorsement of a nitty gritty task report for expanding the Aqua Line from Sector 51 station in Noida to Knowledge Park V in Greater Noida (West) by May this year, the NMRC said.

The gathering was hung on April 26 during which the Board additionally endorsed a spending plan of Rs 287.62 crore for the monetary year 2022-2023 and gave its approval for an inside review report, it added.

The Board satisfying was gathered for guideline legal consistence, similar to endorsement of the spending plan for the monetary year 2022-2023 summing Rs 287.62 crore (net) and endorsement of inward review report,” NMRC Managing Director Ritu Maheshwari said in an articulation.

“The Board additionally talked about speeding up the Center’s endorsement of DPR from Sector 51 to Knowledge Park V, emphatically by May 2022 for simplicity of workers and ridership improvement,” she added.

The Board was additionally educated that the FOB between area 51 and 52 metro stations will presently be worked by the Noida Authority and the work will be finished in the span of a year,” Maheshwari, who is likewise the CEO of the Noida Authority, said.

The Aqua Line presently has a day to day typical ridership of 16,065 travelers limiting the period during the Covid-19 pandemic when its administrations were suspended. The metro among Noida and Greater Noida timed its most elevated single-day ridership of 39,451 travelers on September 19, 2019, as indicated by NMRC authorities.

The FOB connecting Sector 52 and 51 stations will transform it into an exchange station between the two metro rail lines. The Blue Line is worked by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) while the Aqua Line, in the Gautam Buddh Nagar locale of Uttar Pradesh, is controlled by the NMRC.

The Sector 52 and 51 metro stations are only 300 meters separated with a walkway yet because of the absence of an associated exchange office travelers as of now need to leave one station and return the other, going through the security check and searching two times.

Worked at an expense of Rs 5,503 crore, the 29.7-km long Aqua Line was opened for travelers in January 2019. A ‘skywalk’ or a FOB to cover the 300-meter stretch between the two stations has been in the proposition starting around 2019.

Noida and Greater Noida occupants have frequently bemoaned this problem and requested a FOB for consistent trade office between the two stations, similar to those at Botanical Garden, Hauz Khas, or Sikandarpur metro stations of the DMRC.