February 6, 2023

There won’t be any ticketing facility on the interchange platforms (File)

New Delhi:

Delhi Metro is constructing first-of-its-kind halt platforms to offer connectivity between the Pink and Green traces at Punjabi Bagh West metro station.

Currently, the 2 traces cross one another however there isn’t any halt facility, and “that’s what will make this new project unique”, a senior official stated on Thursday, including, there have been calls for from individuals to offer an interchange provision on the intersection.

This would be the second interchange facility on the Green Line (Inderlok/Kirti Nagar to Brig. Hoshiar Singh). Inderlok station connects it to the Red Line.

“The Delhi Metro is constructing an additional interchange facility (halt platform) on the Green Line i.e. Line 5, which will provide inter-connectivity between the Green and Pink Line – Line-7 (Majlis Park-Shiv Vihar) at the Punjabi Bagh West Metro station of Pink Line,” the DMRC stated in an announcement.

To undertake its building, the primary and the final metro practice companies between Brig. Hoshiar Singh (Bahadurgarh) to Inderlok/Kirtinagar (Line 5) will probably be regulated from the intervening night time of June 18-19 until September 30, officers stated.

The bulletins concerning regulated timings will even be made on the stations and in trains on Green Line throughout this era, they stated.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) stated that this was “for the first time that such a special halt platform is being planned to connect two already operational metro corridors”.

There won’t be any ticketing facility on the interchange platforms.

A 230 metre-long foot-over bridge (FOB) will join them with the Punjabi Bagh West Metro station on Pink Line, it stated.

The platforms will probably be 155 metres lengthy and can connect with the FOB with staircases and two further massive lifts (on every platform) with a capability of 26 passengers every.

The complete distance between the brand new platforms and the concourse of the Punjabi Bagh West station of Pink Line goes to be 16.75 metres, the assertion stated.

“Therefore, the passage has been planned at two levels. The passengers after coming down from the staircases or lifts from platform will again have to take stairs, two escalators or a through movement lift to finally reach the concourse area,” it added.

This facility will probably be “of great benefit” to passengers travelling to and from the satellite tv for pc metropolis of Bahadurgarh and different outer Delhi areas akin to Mundka and Nangloi, the DMRC stated.

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