Changing platforms at key interchange stations of Delhi Metro’s upcoming Phase-III will be made easy with a planned network of of travelators on the cards.
As per initial reports, a total of 58 travelators, which is kind of similar to a moving walkway, are being installed at Dhaula Kuan and the upcoming Rajouri Garden and Punjabi Bagh stations on Line 7.
The 58-km-long Line 7 (Pink Line) would connect Mukundpur to Shiv Vihar with 38 intervening stations.
The DMRC has also planned construct foot over-bridges (FOB) at all 11 interchange stations of the corridor and travelators are being constructed at places where a commuter has to travel more than 300 metres.
“For example the distance between the existing Dhaula Kuan station and the upcoming one that would provide connectivity to the South Campus station would be 920 metres which is close to 1 km,” a metro official was quoted by news agency PTI.
The 7-metre-wide FOB would have a total of 26 travelators in this station.
Similarly, the distance between the Rajouri Garden station in Blue Line and the upcoming one in Pink Line is 310 metres. Here, the FOB would have a total of 10 travelators.
The 900-metre-long distance between the upcoming Punjabi Bagh (West) station and the existing Shivaji Park Metro station (Green Line) would also be bridged by 22 travelators.
Stations which would be equipped with FOBs, but without the travelators, in this corridor are Azadpur, Netaji Subhash Place, Mayur Vihar Phase 1, Welcome, Lajpat Nagar, Karkarduma and Kalkaji.