In a major boon for commuters, especially those who rely on public transport, a dedicated walkway providing seamless connectivity between New Delhi Railway Station and the nearby metro station was opened to the public on Saturday.
The 242-meter-long modern facility will also help streamline traffic flow on the Ajmeri Gate side of the station, officials said.
The walkway has been equipped with escalators as well as facilities such as CCTV surveillance cameras.
“The dedicated walkway, built by DMRC in conjunction with Northern Railway, to provide seamless connectivity between the Ajmeri Gate side and adjacent New Delhi Metro stations on the Yellow Line and Airport Express Line was opened to passengers from today morning,” a DMRC spokesperson said.
The newly constructed walkway is an extension of the Pedestrian Bridge (FOB) inside the station and connects the Ajmeri Gate side of the railway platform to the New Delhi Metro station as well as the multi-level car park across Bhavbhuti Marg by several entrances. and exit points.
Building this unique gateway in a hub experiencing heavy traffic was a major technical challenge that was further compounded by the disruptions posed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, officials said.
“The structure was to be built above a functional underground metro station just three meters below, with significant traffic movement on Bhavbhuti Marg. Additionally, the bridge was to be connected to two pre-existing building structures at the ends ensuring minimum inconvenience to nearby people, infrastructure and other buildings,” the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation said.
The New Delhi Metro Station is located on the network’s Yellow Line with an interchange station for the Airport Export Line.
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