Date of Post: 04 June, 2018
New Delhi: The DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corp) has installed a total of 16 new Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) gates at the 2 new interchange stations of a recently-inaugurated corridor of the Magenta Line, officials said. The 5-level new Hauz Khas station (with Yellow Line) & Janakpuri West (Blue Line) station are the interchange facilities, and with the opening of the new corridor, more commuters are using the two stations.
- A senior DMRC official said,”With a view to ensure smooth movement of commuters at the new interchange stations of Line-8 (Magenta Line), 10 extra automatic fare collection (AFC) gates have been installed at the new Hauz Khas station and 6 extra AFC gates at Janakpuri West station.”
- He said,”The total number of AFC gates at these new stations have thus increased from 12 to 22 at Hauz Khas and from six to 12 at Janakpuri West metro stations. In addition, the old Hauz Khas metro station (on Yellow Line) already has seven AFC gates and Janakpuri West Station ( on Blue Line) 13 AFC gates respectively.”
- The 24.82km Janakpuri-Kalakji Mandir section of the Magenta Line was opened to the public on May 29, which has 16 stations — 14 underground, 2 elevated — including one that caters to travellers moving in and out of the domestic terminal of the city airport (Terminal 1- IGI Airport station).
- The entire Magenta Line (37.46 km) spans from Botanical Garden to Janakpuri West stations.
- The 12.64 km Botanical Garden-Kalakaji Mandir corridor was inaugurated on last December 25.
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