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Help for pedestrians at Metro stations

delhi Updated: Jul 09, 2010 00:35 IST
HT Correspondent

Three metro stations along the Jehangirpuri Central Secretariat line will soon have more pedestrian facilities.

With the extension of the Jehangirpuri–Central Secretariat Metro line to Qutub Minar, which is likely to happen by the first week of August, the Metro expects more ridership on this section.

Senior Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) officials said they were enhancing pedestrian facilities and reorganising pedestrian movement at the Rajiv Chowk, Chawri Bazar and Chandni Chowk Metro stations to ensure the smooth flow of passengers.

DMRC Managing Director Elattuvalapil Sreedharan visited the three stations on Thursday. While he inspected the ongoing installation of escalators at the Rajiv Chowk metro station, he ordered separate entry and exit for commuters at Chandni Chowk for better flow of passengers.

Rajiv Chowk and Chandi Chowk are two of the most crowded stations on this corridor.

More than 3.75 lakh passengers visit Rajiv Chowk on an average day while the Chandni Chowk station witnesses a footfall of more than one lakh passengers a day.

According to DMRC officials, four additional escalators are being installed at Rajiv Chowk to connect the underground section with the main station atrium. While two started working from Thursday, the other two escalators are likely to be opened for passengers in next 10 days, a DMRC official said.