Noida is located in Uttar Pradesh. Officials confirmed on Monday that commuters would be able to ride the Greater Noida Metro again on Wednesday, following a month-long break due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
The news comes only days after the Delhi Metro resumed operation and Gautam Buddh Nagar eased limitations imposed as a result of the COVID-induced closure.
“Metro services on the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) network were halted with effect from May 1 due to a partial COVID curfew,” NMRC Managing Director Ritu Maheshwari stated. “NMRC train services will begin running on June 9,” Maheshwari added, citing the relaxation of the Gautam Buddh Nagar ban.
Because of the night curfew and to dissuade people from fleeing because of the epidemic, trains would only run from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, from Monday through Friday, she added. She said that because the weekend curfew is still in effect, rail services would not be available on weekends, i.e. Saturday and Sunday.
According to the NMRC, one train will run every 15 minutes during peak hours (8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.) and one train every 30 minutes during non-peak hours beginning Wednesday. On weekdays at peak hours, ‘fast trains’ will travel on the Noida-Greater Noida route, commonly known as the Aqua Line.
The NMRC said in a statement that fast trains will not stop at Sector 50, 101, 81, 83, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, and 148 stations.