Travel Smart on Noida metro’s Aqua Line
Users of the soon-to-be-opened Aqua Line of Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) that connects Noida and Greater Noida will be able to use its smart card to pay fares on city buses, parking and even use it as a debit card for shopping at malls.
The Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) will have QR-coded paper tickets for single journeys, unlike the tokens of the Delhi Metro, and have an option of checking in and out using a mobile app.
However, the Aqua Line, that will begin from the Sector 71 station in Noida to end at the Depot Station in Greater Noida will not support the smart card used in the Delhi Metro. NMRC has partnered with the State Bank of India (SBI) for the ‘City 1’ cards which could be used on the metro rail, Noida city buses, parking and even used as debit card for shopping.
This partnership is on a revenue sharing model. The entire investment is done by the SBI in return for revenue sharing. The card will support multiple options for travelling like day-long passes, trip tickets and monthly passes.
Another significant aspect of the Aqua Line will be its free mobile app which could be used by commuters to check-in or out of the system. The app will have a QR code which the users could use for entry and exit. The app will be available free of cost for Android and iOS phones.