Date of Post: 31 Dec, 2018
After Anand Vihar, Hazrat Nizamuddin is all set to become the next big transport hub of the city to be connected with the metro, after the new stretch between Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 and Lajpat Nagar opens today. The station will have entry/exit gates opening to both – the ISBT at Sarai Kale Khan and the Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station.
- An official said,”One of the entry/exit points will be within a vicinity of 50 metres from the Sarai Kale Khan ISBT. Another entry/exit will be near the Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway station, approximately at a distance of 150 metres.”
- This station will be a major boost from the point of view of connectivity as both the Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway station and the Sarai Kale Khan ISBT do not have any Metro connectivity presently.
- The station will also be equipped with broad staircases and escalators for the convenience of the passengers.
- The stretch is part of the 59km long Pink Line (Shiv Vihar to Majlis Park) and is the 3rd and the last one of the entire line to open.
- The rest of the line was opened for commuters in two phases earlier this year.
- The Hazrat Nizamuddin Metro station also provides connectivity to the Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway station as well as the Sarai Kale Khan ISBT there.
- The stretch will also have the “world’s smallest station” on it in Ashram Metro Station, which has been built in an area of 152 metres instead of 265 metres average for the Delhi metro stations.
- “The station had to be built on less than average stretch of surface area because of difficulty in procuring a piece of land – a private property which went into litigation,” the official said.
- The official said, another reason, which contributed to the space crunch, was a proposed underpass on the Ring Road to be built by the PWD.
- The stretch will be inaugurated by Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today and will be opened for public the same day at 4 p.m.
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