NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): Dr Mangu Singh, MD/DMRC, inaugurated a new interchange station at Punjabi Bagh which will provide interconnectivity between the green and pink lines of the Delhi Metro, on Tuesday, 29th March.
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has built such a station that connects two operational corridors for the first time. These two lines previously crossed each other but there was no halt facility due to which there were demands from the commuters to provide an interchange provision at the intersection.
The platforms are connected by a foot overbridge, which connects the platforms with the Punjabi Bagh West metro station on the pink line (Majlis Park-Shiv Vihar).
A senior DMRC official said that this new interchange station on the Green Line is not a regular station, and was built despite engineering challenges to help connect the two lines. The entry and exit will be done through Punjabi Bagh West station of the pink line only, he added.
There will be boarding and deboarding facilities available at this station. As a result, passengers desirous of interchanging trains between the green line and the pink line will be able to use the facility. The platforms are connected by a foot overbridge (FOB), which connects the platforms with the Punjabi Bagh West metro station on the pink line. The FOB is 212 metres long, the DMRC said.
This step has been taken with the aim to provide interconnectivity between the pink and the green lines. This facility will greatly benefit the passengers travelling to and from the satellite city of Bahadurgarh and other outer Delhi areas such as Mundka and Nangloi. People will be able to travel to various locations in the 59-kilometre-long Majlis Park Shiv Vihar pink corridor.
The new platforms are 155 metres in length and are connected with the FOB by two extra-large lifts which have a capacity of 26 passengers each, as well as staircases.