Noida: The Noida-Greater Noida Metro Rail line is likely to be inaugurated on January 25 by Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) said on Thursday.

The rail corridor also known as the Aqua Line would run between Sector 71 station in Noida and the Depot Station in Greater Noida, covering 29.7 km.

There are a total of 21 stations on the corridor, 15 of them in Noida and six in Greater Noida.

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"The Noida-Greater Noida metro line's inauguration will hold most likely on January 25 by chief minister Yogi Adityanth," NMRC Executive Director P D Upadhyay said.

He said the inaugural event would be held at the Depot Station from where the chief minister would take a ride on the new metro up to Sector 142 station.

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The fares for the Aqua Line will start at Rs 9m with the maximum Rs 50, according to reports.

Commuters could buy QR-coded paper tickets or use smart cards on the 29.7-km-long network, officials said.

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They said smart card users will get a 10% concession on fares.

According to an official statement, travelling one station would cost Rs 10 on an QR-coded ticket and Rs 9 via smart card; 2 km would cost Rs 15 on ticket and Rs 13.50 on smart card; 3 to 6 km would cost Rs 20 via ticket and Rs 18 on smart card; 7 to 9 km would cost Rs 30 on ticket and Rs 27 on smart card.

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"Travelling more than 10 stations but less than or 16 stations would cost Rs 40 via ticket but Rs 36 via smart card; going beyond 16 stations would cost Rs 50 via ticket but Rs 45 via smart card," it said.

With PTI inputs

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