GreNo thrilled as people catch first glimpse of Metro in the city
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GreNo thrilled as people catch first glimpse of Metro in the city

One train is already stationed there; two came in last night; and there are eight more to come. The corridor, christened Noida-Greater Noida Metro Rail, will have 21 stations.

GreNo thrilled as people catch first glimpse of Metro in the city Residents caught a glimpse of a Metro trial run at GreNo last night

Residents of Greater Noida seemed palpably excited on Thursday night, as quite a few of them spotted a Metro rail move in the sub-city.

Two new trains reached the depot last night, and one Metro train is already stationed there. Eight more trains will be reaching Greater Noida soon, taking the total number of trains operating in the city to 11. The Noida-Greater Noida Metro rail corridor will have 21 Metro stations, with Sector 71 in Noida and Delta Depot station in Greater Noida being the two terminus stations.

The total length of this Metro link will be 29.7 km. Each train will have four coaches, with seating arrangement for 186 passengers. The total passenger capacity of one train, including seated and standing passengers, will be about 1,000 passengers under maximum load.

Vivek Tiwari, a resident of Greater Noida, is excited that the Metro is finally coming to his city. He told City Spidey that Greater Noida was neglected to a large extent due to the dearth of public transport. He said, “With Metro operations starting in the city, Greater Noida could see a boom in real estate pricing. At present, real estate prices here are at their lowest.” 

Officials of Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) confirmed that 244 quarters for their staff were already in place at the Delta Depot. And at present, 300 of its staffers were undergoing training in Delhi. They added that all 21 Metro stations had been fitted with solar panels, which were set to produce 10 MW of electricity.

NMRC officials say they are on the verge creating a world record by running the Metro rail on a stretch of 29.7 km in one go on a single day.