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Old April 25th, 2012, 06:26 PM   #141
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Using this website, I created a comparison between Delhi metro (at different stages of construction) and other metros of the world at same scale. Maps on this website are a bit dated (somewhere around mid 2006). Some of the metros have expanded after that, which is not being reflected here.

Small area coverage and high densities of Tokyo and Paris Metro are most surprising.

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Ghaziabad authority approves Rs. 200 crore for Delhi Metro extension

Ghaziabad: Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) board on Wednesday allocated Rs.200 crore to the Delhi Metro for extending its network, besides clearing 12 other projects.

GDA Chairman Santosh Kumar Yadav said that the board had approved a proposal to double the income of the authority in the coming financial year. Earlier the income was Rs. 1,368 crore and the target for the new financial year is Rs. 2,282 crore.

The board approved 40,000 square metre land to the 400 KV power station in Indirapuram free of cost and five acre land to 220 KV power station in Madhuban Bapudhan housing scheme of the GDA, among other proposals.
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Integration of the new underground station at Janakpuri with the elevated station will enable passengers to access the two with equal ease
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Travelling through the new Janakpuri (west) Metro station will be a breeze. Set to be integrated with the existing station on Shivaji Marg, this swanky interchange station will enable commuters to climb four levels in four minutes, thanks to 17m-long escalators.
“Since the existing station is elevated and the new one will be underground, the design had to be out-of-the-box, specially as we were facing severe space constraints,” said Mangu Singh, managing director of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).
Located at a 90-degree angle to the existing station, the underground station will be built under a park neighbouring Hilton Hotel. “The two stations will be integrated so that commuters can access the Blue line — Dwarka Sector 21 to Noida/Vaishali — and the new corridor — Janakpuri west to Botanical Garden — with ease,” added Singh.
In a first, Delhi Metro will build a common public area on the ground level connecting to the underground station. “The ticketing and paid area will be shifted to the entry point of the underground station, so that
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opt for either the Blue line or the new corridor,” he added. Commuters will be able to travel the distance of 150m from the platform of one line to the concourse of the other within four minutes. The average time taken at other interchange stations is five minutes, say DMRC officials. However, Delhi Metro will continue to have a ticketing area near one of the entry points of the elevated station.
What makes the underground station unique, says Singh, is the fact that trains
on the new line will be travelling through the piles (supporting posts) of the elevated station. “Metro tracks will bifurcate under the piles of the elevated section so that they don’t disturb the existing structures,” he added. The interchange station will cater to an additional 54,000 commuters. At present, the ridership at the Janakpuri (west) station is 20,000. “Several lifts and escalators have been installed to ensure there is lesser crowding at platforms,” said Singh.
With two entry and exit points, the new underground station will also boast of new design elements, most notably the roof. “It will be a ribbon roof — measuring 50m by 40m — divided into sections, with each section resembling a wave. “The “wave” will undulate by mirroring the structure underneath, which could be an escalator or a lift. Each section will thus be separate,” he added. The “waves” will be connected with glass so that sunlight filters into the station, another first for Delhi Metro. Parking space for 120 cars, as well as threewheeled scooter rickshaws and two-wheelers, will also be provided.

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NEW DELHI: Delhi Metro is planning to keep a close watch on its construction work this time around. It will be setting up a central control centre for tunnel boring machines (TBMs), for the first time ever. Metro chief Mangu Singh said, "In Phase III, the component of underground corridors is quite high.

During peak construction period, around 26 TBMs will be working simultaneously all over the city. We plan to monitor the performance of TBMs in sensitive areas through a centralized control centre, to which all these machines will be hooked up."

To be connected by GPS, the control centre will keep a close watch on the TBMs, and add an additional safety ring to the existing procedures, Singh said.

The centre will be the hub of the various on-going construction sites, added Delhi Metro officials. It's expected to prove challenging, especially as the TBMs are owned by various contractors.

Hooking them up on a single server will not only provide an instant look into the construction site but also help the Metro monitor work, especially in sensitive areas like the heritage zones.

Singh added the centre would ensure that no harm comes to sensitive structures. Interestingly, in Phase II of the Metro network, only 14 TBMs were used.

Singh expressed confidence that all corridors under Phase-III, which connects another 103km of the capital with the Metro, would be completed on time by 2016. He added that all civil tenders on two corridors, Central Secretariat to Kashmere Gate and Jahangirpuri to Badli, have been awarded and contractors have begun work, while the design of stations and alignment in Phase III have been finalized.

"We used the gap we got after completion of Phase-II to prepare ourselves for Phase-III. It is a big challenge. With addition of some corridors, the entire length of Phase-III would eventually become 140km," Singh said, adding tenders for the two new corridors - Mukundpur to Yamuna Vihar and Janakpuri (west) to Botanical Garden - were in the last stages of being either fnialised or awarded.

On traffic restrictions in areas of construction, he said Delhi Metro is conducting detailed traffic diversion schemes in coordination with the traffic police, and by engaging a specialized agency. The "guiding principles" for traffic management during Phase III are: minimizing dislocation of traffic, improving the geometries, including widening of roads and alternative roads, and deploying adequate trained traffic marshals.

Identifying the middle-level staff as the "backbone" for competency building during Phase-III, Singh said Delhi Metro had trained 76 such officers in three batches at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad in specially designed courses.
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Metro rail to bring shopping hubs closer

NEW DELHI: Getting to popular shopping hubs like South Extension, Lajpat Nagar, Sarojini Nagar or INA is soon going to be a breeze. Delhi Metro phase III, which will have over 103km being added to the existing network, will also see these shopping destinations being easily connected, thanks to stations coming up nearby.

"Four major markets of the city - Sarojini Nagar, INA, South Extension and Lajpat Nagar - will have dedicated metro stations connecting them when the phase III becomes operational by the end of 2016," said a Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) spokesperson. While the existing INA and Lajpat Nagar metro stations will be converted into interchange stations to further boost the connectivity of these markets, new stations will be built at Sarojini Nagar and South Extension.

"This will also provide a boost to the market of south Delhi as DMRC's plan of constructing metro stations at Sarojini Nagar, INA, South Extension and Lajpat Nagar with inter-station distances ranging from less than a kilometre to approximately one-and-a-half kilometre will provide impetus to improving business in the area," added the DMRC official.

This chain of four consecutive metro stations will come up on the arterial Ring Road of the capital catering to the four prominent markets of south Delhi. Interestingly, all the four stations are to come up on the Mukundpur to Yamuna Vihar line, a new corridor that is being built parallel to the Ring Road.

According to the detailed project report (DPR), about 2 lakh more passengers will use these stations primarily to reach these markets of the city, which specialize in selling clothes, shoes, among other things. According to its projections, Delhi Metro expects around 1.3 lakh people to use the INA metro station. Lajpat Nagar will have 54,454 commuters, South Extension will have 8,317 while Sarojini Nagar will get 15,000.

The Delhi Metro official said, "After the construction of new line from Mukundpur to Yamuna Vihar, shoppers will be able to reach these markets directly from far-flung areas of east as well as north Delhi."

The metro stations will provide an alternative to the current parking woes at the shopping destinations. The Sarojini Nagar and South Extension markets at present have no metro connectivity. "Though these locations are well connected by buses, parking continues to be a major constraint for shoppers. Moreover, the markets cannot be reached in late evening because of lack of public transport such as autos," the Delhi Metro spokesperson said.

Once the Mukundpur-Yamuna Vihar line is operational though, these markets will be directly accessible from areas such as Mayur Vihar, Trilokpuri, Ashram, Sriniwaspuri, Azadpur, Shalimar Bagh, Netaji Subhash Place, Punjabi Bagh, among other areas.


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The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation's Phase III expansions plans are sure to please many more residents of the city. First it was the ‘heritage corridor' for heritage enthusiasts, now plans to connect four of South Delhi's prominent markets will surely prove a boon for shopaholics.

By 2016, four major markets — Sarojini Nagar, INA, South Extension and Lajpat Nagar — will have dedicated underground metro stations connecting them. This chain of four consecutive metro stations will come up on the arterial Ring Road and it is estimated that two lakh more passengers will use these stations primarily to reach these markets that specialise in selling clothes, shoes and other accessories.

After construction of this new line — Mukundpur to Yamuna Vihar — shoppers will be able to reach places such as Dilli Haat and Ansal Plaza from far flung areas of East and North Delhi. The expected ridership in 2016 will be 15,000 in Sarojini Nagar, over 1,29,000 in INA, over 8,000 at South Extension and over 54,000 at Lajpat Nagar.

Of these, the stations at INA and Lajpat Nagar will also be converted into interchange stations to further boost connectivity to these commercial hubs. With inter-station distances ranging from less than a kilometre to about one and a half kilometre, the Delhi Metro claims it will also provide a great impetus to business improvements in the area.

Since shoppers at Sarojini Nagar and South Extension markets have had to rely on buses and auto-rickshaws to get to their destinations, the metro stations that will come up very close to the markets (within 50 metres) will make the transportation easier. Though these locations are well connected by buses, parking of private vehicles has always proved to be a major constraint for shoppers.

The shopping hubs will now be directly accessible from areas such as Mayur Vihar, Trilokpuri (East Delhi), Ashram, Sriniwaspuri (South Delhi), Azadpur, Shalimar Bagh, Netaji Subhash Place (North Delhi), Punjabi Bagh, Rajouri Garden, Mayapuri (West Delhi). From Gurgaon also shoppers will be able to reach just by changing at INA, from Faridabad the commuters will be able to come directly to Lajpat Nagar and from Ghaziabad and Noida, shoppers will be able to reach Lajpat Nagar just by changing trains at Kalkaji Mandir.
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