Why Rush At Metro Stations May Come Down Despite More Riders

Why Rush At Metro Stations May Come Down Despite More Riders

Travelling in Delhi Metro promises to become a more pleasant and rush-free affair from next March. The completion of Phase III in 2018 will not only add 130km to the network but also increase the number of interchange stations from nine to 27, easing the pressure on the existing link stations such as Rajiv Chowk and Kashmere Gate.

With an average footfall of five lakh per day, Rajiv Chowk is the busiest Metro station and the network’s nerve centre. Serving as the interchange point for two of the busiest corridors -Yellow Line (Samaypur BadliHUDA City Centre) and Blue Line (Dwarka Sector 21-Noida City CentreVaishali) -Rajiv Chowk handles thousands of passengers every hour. The station gets particularly choked with passengers during the morning and evening peak hours.

Kashmere Gate and Central Secretariat are the next two busiest stations with the average daily footfall of more than three lakh and two lakh, respectively . Read More…

 

 

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