Metro rail services in Noida started after 39 days from Wednesday morning

Noida, June 9 (PTI) The services of the Noida Metro Rail started on Wednesday morning after 39 days. However, in view of the corona virus infection, the metro train will run only from 7 am to 8 pm.

Apart from this, these services will be completely closed on Saturdays and Sundays on weekend curfew days. The frequency of trains has also been changed. Now during peak hours metro service will be available at 15 minutes while at other times metro will be available at 30 minutes.

Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) Managing Director Ritu Maheshwari said that due to the “Corona epidemic”, all the train services of NMRC were suspended from May 1. But now when the lockdown in Gautam Buddha Nagar is relieved. Noida-Greater Noida Metro services have also been restored from June 9.

From Monday to Friday, from 7 am to 8 pm, passengers can avail Metro services.

He told that to prevent corona infection, metro trains will be made infection free after every trip. All stations, platforms and other contact points like call buttons, POS machines, escalators will be made infection free. A team will be deployed at every station to monitor the passengers. This team will monitor the mask, temperature and the process of sanitization of the passengers coming to the station. Social distancing will be strictly followed inside the premises of NMRC and Metro trains.

The Managing Director said that only one entry and exit gates of Sector 101, 81, 137, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, Alpha-One, Delta-One and Greater Noida offices will be opened. The entry and exit gates at Sector-51, Sector-50, 73, NSEG, Sector 83, KP-2, Pari Chowk and Depot stations will be opened on both sides. Parking facility will be available only at Sector 51 metro station.

Delhi Metro Rail has started its services from Delhi to Noida after being unlocked in Gautam Buddha Nagar from Monday. The Blue Line is running up to Sector 62 in Noida and the Magenta Line is running up to the Botanical Garden of Noida. Now with the commissioning of Aqua Line Metro by NMRC from today, Noida and Greater Noida will also be directly connected to Metro Rail.

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