The extended corridor section of Delhi Metro Gray Line – Najafgarh-Dhansa Bus Stand was opened today for passenger services, metro network in the interior areas of Najafgarh. According to a statement shared by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Saturday, 18 September, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal along with Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri inaugurated the metro section through video conference.
DMRC said in its statement that with the opening of this section, the Delhi Metro network has become 391 km long with 286 stations including Noida-Greater Noida Corridor and Gurgaon’s Rapid Metro.
The 1.2 km long Najafgarh-Dhansa bus stand section of the 4.2 km long gray line is said to benefit the urban village area of Najafgarh as well as the residents living in and around the Dhansa bus stand. Dhansa Bus Stand is an underground metro station and an extension of the currently operating Dwarka-Najafgarh corridor.
Delhi Metro Gray Line’s Dhansa Bus Stand Station – Top Features:
- The metro station is designed as a four-level underground structure. There will be a platform at the bottom (at a depth of about 18 metres), followed by a concourse and then an entire floor for vehicle parking with roof level at the top (-ground level).
- Dhansa Bus Stand station is the first underground station in the Delhi Metro network to have an entire underground floor dedicated for vehicular parking. The parking facility will be integrated with the main station area where people will be able to park their cars and two wheelers and move directly towards the station using lifts and escalators.
- The parking lot is equipped with facilities like entry and exit ramps, stairs, lifts, escalators. The facility has parking space for around 110 cars and 185 two-wheelers. Provisions for property development activities at the grassroots level will also be available.
- The parking facility will be useful to the local residents as the surrounding areas are highly congested with very limited space for parking of vehicles. The parking space has two side ramps for the entry and exit of vehicles.
- The station is equipped with energy efficient LED lights and has basic civic amenities like toilets for the convenience of the passengers.
- A rainwater harvesting and an adequate sump and pumping facility at the station improve the existing stormwater drainage system of the surrounding area.
- The building at Dhansa Bus Stand station has been given a ‘Platinum Rating’ by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), the highest possible rating for compliance with green building norms.
- Entrances 2 and 3 of the station are connected via subways so that passengers avoid crossing the pedestrian street on the surface.