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6 Interesting facts about Rajiv Chowk Metro Station We Bet You Didn’t Know

September 26, 2016

It wouldn’t be wrong if we went ahead and said that the Delhi Metro is the lifeline of the transportation system in the capital. Everyone in the city has definitely taken a ride on the Delhi Metro at least once in their lives and has some interesting stories or facts to share. Most of these facts and stories revolve around the heart of the Delhi Metro, which is the Rajiv Chowk Metro Station. With 4 different tracks of commute and being the interchange station between Delhi and Noida/Ghaziabad, Rajiv Chowk is probably the most crowded metro station in the entire Delhi metro line and is believed to commute over  Five Hundred thousand travelers daily. In this exclusive feature at What’s Up New Delhi, we share with you 6 interesting Facts about Rajiv Chowk Metro Station we bet you didn’t know. FACT 1 The Rajiv Chowk metro station was not named after Rajiv Gandhi but Rajiv Goswami, a politically active commerce student at the Deshbandhu College, Delhi University who protested against the Mandal Commission job reservation recommendation for backward castes in India. . rajiv-goswami FACT 2 You can actually use free Wi-Fi for 30 minutes daily at Rajiv Chowk Metro Station by signing into the Metro-Fi network from your mobiles or laptops. You will be charged beyond the 30-minute usage, payment of which has to be made through an online transaction. FACT 3 The Rajiv Chowk Metro Station has 46 exit gates for smooth ans swift exit of passengers which are the maximum for any metro station in the Delhi Metro Network. Adequate signage has also been installed to guide passengers towards these gates. FACT 4 The deepest point of the Delhi Metro lies 45 meters down – below the Rajiv Chowk metro station. It is the airport express, which carries more than 50,000 passengers per day. rajiv-goswami-a-politically-active-student FACT 5 Rajiv Chowk metro station is considered a hub for showcasing international art. In an endeavor to promote art and culture, various art exhibitions are held at this station. FACT 6 The Nobel Memorial Wall at Rajiv Chowk Metro has portraits of the seven Nobel Laureates from India: Rabindranath Tagore, CV Raman, Hargobind Khorana, Mother Teresa, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Amartya Sen and Venkatraman Ramakrishnan and provide details about their contribution to society and a panel each on Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prizes. rajiv chowk metro station With these 6 interesting facts we hope you will have a newer perspective about the Rajiv Chowk Metro Station when you land up on it the next time.