New Delhi, May 7 (PTI) The DMRC on Saturday announced the construction of a new interchange hub at the R K Ashram Marg metro station which will provide a shorter route from central to north Delhi.
In a tweet, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said the interchange facility will provide a convenient mode of transit and help in decongesting the busy Blue Line.
According to the DMRC, the R K Ashram Marg station on the Blue Line will be connected to the metro station of the same name on the Magenta Line.
'R.K Ashram Marg Metro station on Blue Line is being converted into an interchange. It will be connecting R.K Ashram Marg Metro station of Magenta Line. Commuters will have access to alternate & shorter routes from Central to North Delhi,' the DMRC tweeted.
'The new underground station will be constructed adjacent to the existing elevated station. This interchange will provide a convenient mode of transit and will help in decongesting the busy Blue Line,' it added.
At present, the DMRC is doing construction work on 65.1 km of phase-IV priority corridors, which comprise Janakpuri West to R K Ashram Marg (28.92 km), Majlis Park to Maujpur (12.55 km) -- extensions of the already operational Magenta Line and Pink Line -- and Tughalakabad to Aerocity (23.62 km) which has been christened 'Silver Line'.
The Silver Line will connect the Violet Line and Airport Line.
DMRC is handling operations and maintenance of over 390 km of network, comprising 286 metro stations, including the Rapid Metro in Gurugram and Aqua Line in Greater Noida.
On Friday, the Delhi government announced that it will take up a mega-project to improve last-mile connectivity for commuters at the IIT Delhi and the Panchsheel Park metro stations.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia approved the construction work of two multi-modal integration (MMI) systems worth Rs 4.59 crore on Friday, saying combined efforts by the PWD and the DMRC will reduce the cost of the project and save time too.
(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without any modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)
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