Delhi-Noida Metro opens for commuters

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New Delhi/ Noida (Uttar Pradesh), Nov 13 (ANI): The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) unlocked the Yamuna Bank to Noida Sector 32 metro line for passengers this morning.

On Thursday, Delhi Chief Minister flagged off the first metro service from the Yamuna Bank metro station in Delhi to Noida in Uttar Pradesh (UP), while her Uttar Pradesh counterpart Mayawati opened the first train from the Noida Sector 32 metro station.

This is another feather in the DMRC"s cap.

The DMRC aspires to add 53,000 new passengers each day on this route.

The Yamuna bank to Noida Sector 32 metro line is 13.1 kilometers long and has eleven stations.

On Wednesday, the DMRC hiked its minimum fare from six rupees to eight rupees, while the maximum to 30 rupees, instead of 22 rupees.

The new fares will also come into effect from today.

According to the DMRC, the average increase in fare for all slabs is around 36 per cent. The DMRC also clarified that the 10 per cent discount on smart card will continue.

This is the third time that the DMRC has revised fares after starting the metro service in 2002.

The first one was in March 2004, while the second revision took place in December 2005. (ANI)

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