Noida Metro Rail gets safety clearance for launching services on the Aqua Line

The Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety has given his go-ahead, for launching of commercial operations on the Aqua Line of the Noida Metro, from Sector 71 in Noida to the Depot Station in Greater Noida

A final and mandatory safety inspection report, has given the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) the approval to launch commercial operations of the Aqua Line, officials said, on December 21, 2018. With the approval, the NMRC has now written to the Uttar Pradesh government, to finalise the date of inauguration of the much-awaited Aqua Line that would run between Sector 71 station in Noida and the Depot Station in Greater Noida, covering 29.7 kms through 21 stations.

“The Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) report has been received and it has its sanction for the commercial operations of the metro service. The report also praised the civil and track work of the metro system,” NMRC’s executive director PD Upadhyay said. NMRC’s managing director has written to the state government, for finalising the date of inauguration, said Upadhyay.

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He also said the fares of the Aqua Line would be decided in the NMRC board meeting, scheduled on December 28, 2018. “Chairman Sanjay K Murthy, the additional secretary to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, will chair the meeting,” he added.