Noida Metro: ‘Quick trains’ to skip 10 stations throughout peak hours to cut back journey time


NOIDA (UP) : With a view to scale back the journey time of Aqua Line commuters, the Noida Metro Rail Company (NMRC) on Tuesday mentioned it has determined to introduce “quick trains” which can skip stations having low ridership throughout peak hours.

The initiative will probably be applied in February, NMRC Managing Director Ritu Maheshwari mentioned in an announcement.

She mentioned Metro prepare providers ranging from terminal stations (Sector 51 Station and Depot Station) from 8 am to 11 am and 5 pm to eight pm on weekdays i.e., Monday to Friday will probably be “quick trains”.

“Of the 21 stations on the Aqua Line, 10 stations will probably be skipped by these quick trains throughout peak hours,” Maheshwari mentioned.

The stations which will probably be skipped are Sector – 50, Sector – 101, Sector – 81, Sector – 83, Sector – 143, Sector – 144, Sector – 145, Sector – 146, Sector – 147 and Sector 148 Metro Stations, she mentioned.

QR Tickets is not going to be offered at these stations and for these stations throughout ‘quick trains’ working hours, she added.

“The typical run time of the Aqua Line from Sector 51 Metro Station in Noida to Depot Station in Better Noida and vice versa is 45 minutes 43 seconds (a method), which will probably be decreased to 36 minutes 40 seconds, thereby saving round 9 minutes of journey time for the Aqua Line commuters,” the NMRC chief mentioned.

“The run time between Sector 51 Metro station (having highest ridership) and Pari Chowk Metro Station (having second-highest ridership), which is presently 37 minutes, will even turn into 28 minutes 30 seconds with the skipping of stations,” she mentioned.

Nevertheless, Maheshwari mentioned the frequency of trains from Monday to Friday will stay the identical i.e., 7.5 minutes throughout peak hours and 10 minutes in non-peak hours.

On Saturdays and Sundays, Aqua Line trains will proceed to run at a frequency of quarter-hour with no skipping of stations, she added.

Enough efforts are being made by NMRC to generate consciousness among the many basic public relating to the schedule of Quick Trains and the stations that will probably be skipped, in accordance with the assertion.

Signages indicating the timings of regular and quick trains and the checklist of stations that will probably be skipped will probably be displayed in any respect the Metro stations of the Aqua Line. Common bulletins on this regard will even be made contained in the stations and the trains, it added.

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