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Metro station mall to roll out red carpet for shoppers

After missing several deadlines, the construction of a mall at Huda City Centre Metro station has almost completed. In a couple of months, commuters will have the opportunity to go for shopping and enjoy having food in restaurants at a Metro station.

india Updated: Sep 12, 2011 00:10 IST
Sanjeev K Ahuja

After missing several deadlines, the construction of a mall at Huda City Centre Metro station has almost completed. In a couple of months, commuters will have the opportunity to go for shopping and enjoy having food in restaurants at a Metro station.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation will soon invite bids from private players to open shops in the six-floor building. The commercial building, which has been built on green-building specification, is likely to become a happening place for city residents.

The building was supposed to be completed in October last year. Later, the deadline was extended to March this year.

The commercial building of Huda City Centre Metro station in Sector 29 is the only station in the DMRC’s network that will have Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) certification. A team from The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) will soon visit the complex for final audit before issuing the green certification.

“We have completed the civil work of the building and finishing touches are underway which will be over by this month end. We will soon invite the TERI team for its inspection of the building,” said Daljit Singh, chief project manager, DMRC.

Singh said that DMRC would soon start inviting bids for leasing out the spaces in the building. As per earlier plans, the building was to be handed over to a private developer in October for installing a 5MW capacity power sub-station. But later DMRC decided to set up the sub-station on its own.

The Huda City Centre Metro station will have a parking space of 6,500 sqm, one of the largest parking lots in the entire DMRC network.
The Metro station will not only be developed as shopping and entertainment centre, it will be first eco-friendly station with GRIHA certification.

Also, it has second largest parking space (for about 6,500 vehicles).