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Delhiites Soon Gets It’s First Dumbbell- Shaped Station

Big news for Delhi Metro commuters as the very first dumbbell shaped station is likely to open in a month! The upcoming Delhi Metro Grey Line, which will bring one of the most congested areas of the national capital on the Delhi Metro network, will soon have the very first dumbbell-shaped station. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is constructing the Najafgarh station of Delhi Metro Grey Line as dumbbell-shaped due to lack of space in the area and to decongest the traffic flow across the roads. A DMRC spokesperson told that the Najafgarh station was initially planned in the regular rectangle shape. However, when the construction work began on-ground, some of the private land could not be acquired for the project.

Lack of space has forced Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to construct the first dumbbell-shaped station in Najafgarh on the rail network.

A map of the Najafgarh metro station which is the only dumbbell-shaped station and will be ready for commuters in the coming month.

The Delhi Metro Grey Line is an extremely beneficial metro line as it will connect the rural pockets of Najafgarh with Dwarka. According to DMRC, the construction work on the corridor has been completed and it is likely to open for passengers by the month of October. Delhi Metro Grey Line has a total of three stations, namely, Dwarka, Nangli and Najafgarh. It will provide a link with the existing Delhi Metro Blue Line, between Dwarka sector-21 and Noida Electronic City and Vaishali. By the year 2020, the Delhi Metro Grey Line will be connected with another station at the Dhansa Bus Stand.

The space one enters after swiping the ticket and the area before that is also bigger than the space at other stations.

 

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