Subways to come up near underground Metro stations

Crossing roads near underground stations coming up in the second phase of Delhi Metro will be an easy affair with the DMRC deciding to construct subways to facilitate movement of pedestrians.
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Updated on Apr 19, 2009 10:06 AM IST
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PTI | By, New Delhi

Crossing roads near underground stations coming up in the second phase of Delhi Metro will be an easy affair with the DMRC deciding to construct subways to facilitate movement of pedestrians.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is providing subways at all the 13 underground stations that are to be built in phase two except for the Airport Express Line, Delhi Metro spokesperson Anuj Dayal said.

The DMRC believes that these subways, which will be of approximately 10 to 15 feet in width, will ensure an easy and safe passage not only for metro commuters but for the general pedestrians as well.

"This initiative by the Metro will also help in reducing the number of hit-and-run cases involving pedestrians crossing the road," Dayal said.

All the underground metro stations are located in busy and congested areas where people find it difficult to cross the road.

The stations which will have subways are nine stations on the Central Secretariat-Qutub Minar section to be opened for the public by June 2010, three on Central Secretariat–Badarpur corridor to be operational by September 2010 and one on the already functional GTB Nagar metro station.

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