Interactive pods to make metro travel easier
You may be a tourist in Delhi but getting around in the Delhi Metro will not be a problem for you anymore.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has decided to install interactive digital pods at various stations which will give commuters information about Metro stations, train timings, network and fare structure at the click of a button.
These interactive pods, to be installed at 28 Metro stations, will also have information about the main tourist spots in the city. Initially, 60 pods are being installed at selected Metro stations on Line 1 (Dilshad Garden-Rithala), Line 2 (Jahangirpuri-HUDA City Centre) and Line 3 (Dwarka Sector 21-NOIDA City Centre).
The major stations on which the pods will be installed are Rajiv Chowk, Kashmere Gate, Dilshad Garden, Shahdara, Vishwavidyalaya and Barakhamba Road.
While the Rajiv Chowk and Kashmere Gate stations will have four pods, all other stations will have two each.
Eight pods have already been installed at the Barakhamba Road, Rajiv Chowk, Kashmere Gate and Vishwavidyalaya Metro stations so far. "These pods are currently undergoing trial and software checks and will be operational within a month. Installation of such pods in the other stations is also in progress," said Anuj Dayal, DMRC spokesperson.
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