So I had the chance to travel by the newest metro in the list. This one, however, is not the DMRC metro but the NMRC.
The Aqua Line, which was inaugrated by the UP Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath on 26th of January, is connecting the twin cities -Noida and Greater Noida.
Metro stations, as well the metros (coach and all) are just fine and spacious. One rake has the capacity of accomodating around 1000 passengers or more. My ride was comfortable and easy, and I got to know certain points which I would like to share with you.
First thing's first, the metro map is something you should be acquainted with before hand if you want to make the best of your ride in the Aqua Line.
Here's the map:
The stations that this metro is covering are 21 in total (15 in Noida and 6 in Greater Noida).
These stations are Noida Sector 71, 50, 78, 101, 81, Dadri Road, Noida Sector 83, 137, 142, 143, 144, 147, 153, 146, 149, Knowledge Park II, Pari Chowk, Sector- Alpha 1, Alpha 2, and Delta 1 and Depot Station.
You must have noted by now that this metro line doesn't include Noida City Centre and Sector 52. Noida City center is still only the part of DMRC's Blue Line.
Another thing that you should be aware of is that you cannot use the DMRC metro smart card in the Aqua Line. There is a separate card for this metro.
The NMRC metro smart card has its own perks. It is built under the central government's National Common Mobility Card initiative which, apart from in the metro, can be used for NMRC-run city buses, parkings and online shopping. You can get it for 100 bucks.
The metro was operating for shorter durations in the weekend. From today, however, it will operate from the usual timings of 6am to 10pm.