Going from Delhi University’s North Campus to South Campus will soon take 40 minutes, half the present journey time. The Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus metro station is up, and security trials on Delhi Metro’s upcoming Pink Line connecting Majlis Park with Shiv Vihar are over.
The station could have a number of distinctive options, together with the primary ever travelator (shifting walkway) on the metro community. It’s going to present entry from the brand new station to the present Dhaula Kuan station on the Airport Line. The travelator, nevertheless, is barely 60% prepared and can begin functioning by June, a lot after the inauguration of the road.
“Travelators have been solely obtainable on the airport, however DMRC has put in one of many longest ones at 920 metres right here to ease passage for customers,” stated a DMRC official. “The foot overbridge could have 22 travelator items, every of seven.1m width, to scale back strolling time between the 2 stations to 10 minutes.”
The hyperlink between the college campuses is shorter now by way of time. “Passengers will minimize brief journey time by over 40 minutes in the event that they use the interchange part on the Azadpur Line to entry the Pink Line or alternatively use the Yellow Line to achieve New Delhi and take the Airport Line to Dhaula Kuan and get on the travelator,” the official stated.
The station will even boast the best level on the Delhi Metro community, sitting because it does on prime of the Dhaula Kuan multi-grade separators and the Airport Line viaduct. “At 23.6m, it’s virtually seven tales excessive and posed a problem to our engineers who needed to work atop a functioning Airport Specific Line and a busy highway intersection,” stated an official concerned with the development.
Situated subsequent to Sri Venkateswara School’s taking part in subject, the station has been designed in such a method as to permit college students and different pedestrians to cross the highway with out going to the paid-area sections of the station, thereby making the station in impact a public foot overbridge. In its neighborhood are schools, together with Venkateswara, Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma, Jesus and Mary and Maitreyi, and residential areas like RK Puram, Moti Bagh and Satya Niketan. DMRC expects over 12,000 individuals to initially use the station each day.
Buddhist murals give the station a vibrant look, as do the mini gardens on the entry factors. The amenities are disabled-friendly and embrace hand-railings within the bathrooms. It additionally has a diaper altering part for individuals with toddlers.