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Hauz Khas interchange facility to slash travel time to S Delhi

Saturday, 25 May 2013 | Pragya Singh | New Delhi

As a major boon to scores of commuters heading towards South Delhi colonies, the upcoming interchange Metro station at Hauz Khas will slash their travel time by approximately one hour.

Currently, a Metro journey from HUDA City Centre to Botanical Garden in Noida takes about 1.5 hours with the interchange at Rajiv Chowk. This travel time will be slashed to 50 minutes with the interchange facility at Hauz Khas Metro station between the present Yellow Line (Jahangirpuri to Huda City Centre) and the upcoming line from Janakpuri West to Botanical Garden in Noida.

The new interchange station will also help in decongesting the Rajiv Chowk Metro station, which registers a footfall of about 5 lakh commuters every day. With the inauguration of interchange facility at Hauz Khas, passengers will not have to go to Rajiv Chowk to change trains in order to reach South Extension, Lajpat Nagar and AIIMS.

The station is being constructed as part of the ambitious Phase III network of Delhi Metro, which will expand the current Metro network by over 120 km.

The Detailed Project Report (DPR) pegs the footfall of the interchange station of about 1,69,414 by 2016. At present, Hauz Khas Metro station, which is the part of the Yellow Line, registers a footfall of 40,000 passengers daily.

“A new station will come up at Hauz Khas, which is being connected to the present station through a ramp. The present one starts near the Laxman Public school and proceeds almost to the median of the Outer Ring Road. There will be a paid area to paid area connectivity between the upcoming station at Hauz Khas and the old Hauz Khas stations,” said a spokesperson with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).


boon for NCR metro commuters

Metro commuters, shuttling between Gurgaon, Noida and South Delhi localities such as Nehru Place, Kalkaji and others, will not have to go to Rajiv Chowk to change trains as they will be able to change trains at Hauz Khas directly. The upcoming junction station will allow passengers coming from Gurgaon, on the present Yellow Line to take a direct train to Botanical Garden in Noida from hauz Khas Metro station. This will not only reduce the travel time drastically, but will also provide a direct link for thousands of commuters from NCR towns to Delhi.

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