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By 2021, Badli will be largest interchange Metro station

delhi Updated: Feb 17, 2012 01:44 IST
Subhendu Ray
Subhendu Ray
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The Badli Mor Metro station, on the proposed 4-km-long Jahangirpuri-Badli corridor (an extension of the Jahangirpuri-Gurgaon corridor), will be one of the largest interchange Metro stations by 2021.

Five years down the line, when phase 4 is scheduled to be completed, Badli Mor Metro station in northwest Delhi will cater to lakhs of commuters.

The station, which was earlier proposed to be named Shalimar Place, is expected to register a ridership of about 7,000 commuters in 2016 - when Delhi Metro's phase 3 stations will start operations.

"Badli Mor Metro station will be the first ever station to be designed in such a way that the station structure will have provision for expansion in Phase 4 as well. The foundation of the station is being laid in such a way that it will be able to take the load of the two platforms, which will cater to Phase 3 and 4 lines," said Anuj Dayal, spokesperson of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).

In Phase 4, the station will facilitate interchange with the proposed Mukundpur-Janakpuri West section, which will connect the currently operational Jahangirpuri-Gurgaon corridor with the proposed Mukundpur -Yamuna Vihar line and Janakpuri East-Botanical Garden corridor.

Both these corridors are being constructed in Phase 3.

As per the plan, the first two floors (to be lower than the road level) will be used for property development.

The third floor (which will have a direct link with the road through a foot-over bridge) will be concourse and the platform will be above it.

The Phase 4 platform will come up above the phase 3 platform.

Tenders for this unique station structure have been floated and are in the evaluation process.