Metro body may launch feeder buses for last mile

Report will be ready within a week and suggests introducing 250 feeder buses at the stations where footfall is expected to be high.

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Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya: Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) is planning to introduce feeder buses that connects the new metro stations with other parts of the city to provide a last mile connectivity to residents. On August 20th , NMRC had started their trail runs on the entire 29.71km Noida-Greater Noida Metro link and is expected to become operational in October this year.

Uttar Pradesh state road transport corporation (UPSRTC) has been asked to submit a report describing the routes, network, number of buses required, estimated footfall at all stations and other related information for a viable feeder system. Report is said to be ready within a week and suggests introducing 250 feeder buses at the stations where footfall is expected to be high.

Officials said that some area’s in the city where demand is high include Pari Chowk, sectors 142, 81, 83, 71, 81, 137 and the entire stretch between Sector 62 and Noida City Centre. Metro Stations are likely to have a high footfall include Sector 50 because of high density of residential and commercial areas and malls, Sector 81 because of the large number of office spaces, and Sector 137 because it is another high-density residential area.

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