After the repeated requests from the residents of several high rises in Greater Noida West, the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) has started two city buses to provide last mile connectivity.
The residents of Greater Noida West were struggling with last mile connectivity due to the lack of proper transport facility. Now, they will be able to commute from their residences to the Metro stations in a hassle-free manner.
The NMRC has also extended the routes of two buses till Greater Noida West.
Executive Director of NMRC, PD Upadhayay talking to City Spidey said, “Residents were demanding to provide bus connectivity from their societies. So far, bus services were available from Noida to Gaur City whereas societies located ahead of Gaur City had no bus connectivity. Therefore, we have extended the route of two buses which will be plying till Ace City.”
The buses will be running from Golf Course station in Noida to Ace City in Greater Noida West. The route will cover many high-rises on its way. In fact, there would be a stop near at each society such as – Ace City, Steller Jeevan, Gaur City, Arihant Arden, Havellia, Supertech 1 and many more.
Residents, living in high-rises in Greater Noida West, who were dependent on auto-rickshaws or private buses, have expressed their gratitude to the Noida Authority for providing bus connectivity.
A resident of Eco-village 1, AD Khan, was very excited to know that bus service has been started from Noida to his society. Khan, who was one of the passengers today, shared his experience of a bus ride from Noida to Kisan Chauk.
Khan said, “Last night, one of my friends in the society informed me on WhatsApp that bus service will start from today. I was coming from Jodhpur and when I reached Noida City Center, I did not take an auto to reach my home. Instead, I waited for 15 minutes and took a bus which was moving from Golf Course to Greater Noida West.”
A resident of Ace City, Vivek Srivastava told City Spidey, “In the last one and a half years, there has been a quantum jump in the number of residents in the area. But, in the absence of bus services from Noida or Delhi, office goers used to have a tough time. Residents had to pay a hefty amount to the auto-rickshaws.”
“These CNG-operating buses will not only provide smooth ride between the two cities but would also ensure the security of women, children and senior citizens. Now, women would feel secure while travelling in these buses even during late hours. We are grateful to the NMRC.”
A resident of Arihant Arden, Manish Kumar said, “So far, either we had to use our private vehicles or sharing auto-rickshaws. We used to struggle with parking while using own vehicles. Now, we neither have to change different auto-rickshaws nor waste time in parking.”