New Delhi, Sep 28 : The Najafgarh Metro station, a dumbbell-shaped station, has come up at the extremely busy Delhi Gate intersection of Najafgarh locality in the Capital.
The location of the station is on the main Najafgarh Road, with an adjoining market area as well as many government schools.
'Since, the station has come up on the only major thoroughfare connecting Najafgarh, there were space constraints. There were challenges as the entry and exit points had to be located in a crowded location in such a way that they would be properly accessible to the public. Therefore, the final station box has expansions as well as contractions at multiple locations giving it the shape of a dumbbell,' Anuj Dayal, Executive Director, Corporate Communications, DMRC told mediapersons here on Saturday while briefing about Delhi Metro's Dwarka-Najafgarh corridor.
'In order to accommodate all the equipment rooms and other necessary components, the station box has a slightly longer. As a result, the platforms are also longer at about 195 metres.
Mr Dayal said the 4.295 kilometre long corridor will comprise of three stations – Dwarka (interchange with Blue Line), Nangli and Najafgarh.
This stretch will connect the outer Delhi locality of Najafgarh with the rest of the city, he said. The passenger operations on this section will commence next week, Mr Dayal said.
'The exact date for commencement of operations will be intimated shortly,' he said.
The Dwarka-Najafgarh Metro corridor, colour-coded the grey line, is on Standard Gauge. Out of the length of 4.295 km, 2.754 km are elevated and 1.54 km are underground.
While Dwarka and Nangli are elevated stations, Najafgarh is underground. At three locations on this section, roof top solar power plants have been installed.
Dwarka Metro station– 175 kwp, Najafgarh depot – 182 kwp and Nangli Metro station – 240 kwp Therefore, the Dwarka - Najafgarh corridor will have a generation capacity of 597 kwp. Delhi Metro, overall is generating about 30 Mwp of solar power currently.
The Dwarka Metro station is all set to emerge as an interchange facility that will connect the sub-city with the locality of Najafgarh.
An 80 metre passage connects the old Dwarka station of the Dwarka Sector 21 –Noida Electronic City/ Vaishali Blue Line with the new station, which has come up as part of the extension to Najafgarh. There will be concourse to concourse connectivity through the paid area.
After Dwarka Sector 21, Dwarka will be the second interchange facility in the Dwarka subcity.About 2,000 square metres of additional parking space will be provided at the station.(UNI)