New Delhi: The Bhikaji Cama Place metro station, which comes under Delhi Metro’s Pink line, will have a five-story office complex of its own. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is expecting this step will be big revenue generator as the station is located in one of the best locations of South Delhi and with an office plaza built above the underground station.
Soon, DMRC is expected to open the 8-km long Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus-Lajpat Nagar section. The Line will link many commercial hubs like Lajpat Nagar, South Extension, INA, Sarojini Nagar which will be another great achievement.
It was in the report that DMRC will build a five-story office-cum-commercial complex which will be spread across 2,500sq meters.
A DMRC official quoted “the area was marked for property development, considering the area and the expected footfall, the Delhi Metro has made ample provision for both surface and basement parking.” The roof of one of the entry points, which will be connected to the office complex, has also been provided with an open-air amphitheater for concerts and other similar programmes.
A DMRC official quoted “the area was marked for property development, considering the area and the expected footfall, the Delhi Metro has made ample provision for both surface and basement parking.”
As the land was available it was not difficult to build the station. Due to the presence of a flyover at ring road constructing subways to connect the metro station with Bhikaji Cama Place is a challenge.
DMRC had to build extra wide subways considering the large number of hotels, commercial complex, and offices in that particular area.
While constructing the subway using the technique of underground pushing of soil, DMRC found that the area is sandy and it may be a bit difficult.
DMRC used the cut-and-cover method though even that method proved difficult due to heavy traffic on Ring Road. The situation was managed by building a steel bridge for traffic during the time it took to construct the subway.
Developed by Delhi Development Authority, Bhikaji Cama Place is not only for luxury hotels but there are many offices as well.
The metro station will be beneficial for both commercial and residential areas such as Mohammadpur, RK Puram, Safdarjung Enclave and Netaji Nagar.