Blue, Pink & Aqua Line: Another 51km Metro Stretch for Delhi NCR in next 3 months

Almost 51km of metro stretch is set to become operational in Delhi NCR in the next three months! This includes the Blue Line extension from Noida Sector 34 to Electronic City, the Dilshad Garden to New Bus Stand corridor in Ghaziabad, and the Aqua Line connecting Noida and Greater Noida.

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“The Noida-Greater Noida connecting metro route and the Noida Sector 34 to Electronic City connector is expected to be ready within a month, while the Dilshad Garden to New Bus Stand stretch in Ghaziabad will be ready within two months. Which means that a new, almost 51 km metro stretch will be ready in Delhi NCR within the next three months and almost 90 km countrywide,” Secretary, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Durga Shanker Mishra said.

The news came as the new 9.7 km section of Pink Line metro Mayur Vihar-Lajpat Nagar and Lajpat Nagar-Mayur Vihar was given the green flag and a joint inauguration by Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, from Metro Bhavan this Monday.

Noida Metro: Aqua Line to inaugurate soon

While the Dilshad Garden-New Bus Stand metro in Ghaziabad, the 9.41km metro project, is nearing completion, the Aqua Line Metro connecting Noida to Greater Noida was supposed to be inaugurated already after it received the thumbs up from the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety for its operations. The Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC)‘s Aqua Line stretch will cover over 29.7 kilometres between 21 stations.

The Blue Line connector between Noida Sector 34 metro station and Electronic City metro station is almost 6.8 km long and will have six metro stations - Noida Sector 34, Noida Sector 52, Noida Sector 61, Noida Sector 59, Noida Sector 62 and Noida Electronic City.

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For most of us from Noida, the Metro is nothing short of a lifeline. A saviour in times of need, the metro has connected various parts of Noida to mainstream Delhi. Now, however, you're going to have to take a different look at these metro trains, because you can rent them for throwing parties!

Granted, that isn't really the first thought that comes to mind when one says either party or metro, but it is certainly something interesting. From now, one can book a metro coach on our favourite Aqua Line metro and celebrate any occasion. So read on to find out how it's going to go down and everything else you need to know.

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Ever wanted to party in a Noida Metro Train coach? Well, it seems that now you can, with NMRC's latest initiative. The idea was taken from similar initiatives in Jaipur, Gujarat and Gurugram's Rapid Metro, where train coaches can be rented out for parties. Incidentally, no other foreign country implements this rule.

One can book coaches on operational as well as stationary trains. To ensure that the average commuter isn't held up, only up to 4 coaches can be booked by a party. For booking coaches, you're going to have to pay a security deposit of ₹20,000 and then ₹5,000 to ₹10,000 each hour. Paying extra will get you a decorated coach from the NMRC, so that you don't have to do anything.

In order to actually book a coach, or four, all you have to do is head over to the NMRC's website and apply at least 15 days prior to the date of engagement. Following that, the NMRC will look into the matter and you can get partying in your metro coach within no time!

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The NMRC is constantly coming up with innovative ways to generate revenue from Noida Metro. Earlier, the metro stations opened up for film and television shooting. In the near future, we expect the revenue to help improve and expand Noida Metro.

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