DELHI (Metro Rail News): According to a statement released by the DMRC, Vishwavidyalaya station will get a dedicated facility to showcase the rapid growth and development of the metro railway in India and a technical understanding of construction and day-to-day working operations of the Delhi Metro.
Under the plan, a “National Metro Rail Knowledge Centre” will be built at an approximate cost of Rs. Forty-Six (46) crores at the station on a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) basis. The DMRC floated a tender on 19th August 2021. The approximate area of this knowledge centre is 3000 Sq. Meters.
Before this initiative, DMRC builds a metro museum at the Patel Chowk station, where they display various equipment and models which showcase the journey of DMRC from 2002- till now.
“The main aim of this structure is to spread knowledge and awareness on metro construction, operation facilities, challenges, latest developments, history & sharing of other valuable experiences with other metros and the general public to promote the use of the metro system. The knowledge centre will showcase the growth and development of Metro Railway in India and will act as a centre/hub of knowledge about the latest metro technologies,” said DMRC officials.
The knowledge centre will also have a simulator room, audio and visual televise of films and documentaries, several kinds of research, other published materials about the metro. Apart from the knowledge centre, a surface parking area will be developed over 2800 sq. metres, and a sprawling commercial space will have a restaurant cum bar, cafeteria, and memento outlets.