NEW DELHI, INDIA (Metro Rail News): The Red Line which was the first to start operations in December 2002, will soon see updated exterior facades, more escalators, new floors and aesthetics and updated signage. The revamp also includes provisions for adding an insulation sleeve on crucial writing and installing bird spikes at various points to prevent overhead electrical tripling because of birds.
DMRC had undertaken a large- scale renovation exercise for 21 Metro Stations on the Red Line in the year 2019. Of these, work is nearly completed in 12 including Dilshad Garden, Jhilmil, Mansarovar Park, Shahdara, Welcome and Shastri Park. Work on remaining stations will be completed in the next two months said by DMRC Officials.
In a statement on Sunday, DMRC said, “A massive renovation exercise was started by DMRC from July 2019 onwards for 21 of its stations between Dilshad Garden and Rithala section of Red Line, which are amongst oldest in the Metro network opened under Phase-2/3. The exercise was aimed at giving them an enhanced aesthetic look and upgradation of infrastructure to keep pace with the changing times and ensuring an enhanced commuting experience to its customers”.
DMRC MD, Dr. Mangu Singh inspected the work and progress through Saturday- Sunday night, along with Director of Operations Mr. AK Garg and other senior officials.
This exercise has been accomplished in record time despite challenges posed by the ongoing pandemic, leading to a temporary halt of all activities in 2020, said DMRC officials.