HindustanTimes Thu,17 Apr 2014

Metro reaches Chhatarpur

Subhendu Ray, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, August 27, 2010
First Published: 01:18 IST(27/8/2010) | Last Updated: 01:20 IST(27/8/2010)

Just a week ahead of Janmashtami, the much-awaited Chhatarpur Metro station has been opened for commuters on Thursday morning. The station, which is built with heat-resistant steel on 26,000 sqmt area, is expecting a huge crowd on Janmashtami on September 2.


Over a lakh of devotees from different parts of Delhi would visit Shree Adya Katyayani Shakti Peeth Mandir,  which  is  popularly known as Chhatarpur Mandir on Janmashtami every year. Temple authorities hope that this year the turnout would break all previous records. A good number of devotees would be from Gurgaon.

“Commuting used to be a massive problem so far. People used to come either in their own conveyance or public transport. But this time we are sure to have a record number of devotees, thanks to Metro,” said N. K. Sethi, in-charge of the temple on the main Gurgaon-Mehrauli Road at a stone's throw from the Metro station.

The Chhatarpur station has the largest parking area of 12,000 sqmt.

However, presently 4,000 sqmt of parking area will be available for parking where about 800 two-wheelers and 200 cars can be accommodated. “We are expecting over 50,000 people on September 2 and also over a lakh during Navratra starting from October 8,” said a DMRC spokesperson.

The station will cater to people of Chhatarpur village, Mehrauli and Vasant Kunj besides devotees.

more from New Delhi

Delhi: HIV patient gets 7 years' jail for robbery

A Delhi court has sentenced an HIV-positive man and his wife to seven years in jail for robbery and house trespassing. The court said there were no grounds for leniency on account of health since such crimes were on the rise and needed to be curbed.

Most Popular
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved