Phase III of Delhi Metro will be designed to provide alternatives for daily commuters who have to change trains multiple number of times
Here is good news for Delhiites who travel by the Metro. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), in its upcoming Phase III corridor, will build alternative routes to cover same distances. It will come as a boon for those who use Metro as their daily transport, but need to change trains at various stations in order to reach their destination. The Phase III corridor will be designed in such a manner so as to facilitate alternate Metro lines connecting the same destinations. This will be done on four stretches which have major interchange stations.
Phase III of Delhi Metro will be designed to provide alternatives for
daily commuters who have to change trains multiple number of times
"This will help a great deal in de-congesting the corridors as the commuters will have multiple routes to opt for, for reaching the same destinations. In most of the cases, the travel time involved will also be more or less the same. But it will save them the trouble to changing trains again and again," said a spokesperson of the DMRC.
The proposed alternate corridors will be - Central Secretariat- Kashmere Gate, Janakpuri (west) - Botanical Garden, Rajouri Garden - Mayur Vihar, and Azadpur- INA. The first stretch, Central Secretariat-Kashmere Gate, of 9.3 km, which takes 12 minutes of travel time at present, will take around 14-15 minutes on the new alternate stretch.
Less is more
"The time taken between Central Secretariat-Kashmere Gate will be more or less the same, but it will skip the busy Rajiv Chowk station," the spokesperson added. The 37 km-long Janakpuri West-Botanical Garden stretch, however, will be an alternative for commuters travelling between the same destinations from Dwarka Sector 21 to Noida City Centre. Both the stretches will take about 50 to 55 minutes to cover the route, but will again miss Rajiv Chowk.
Meanwhile, for commuters on the Rajouri Garden-Mayur Vihar stretch, the alternate route will be a part of the 56 km-long Mukundpur-Yamuna Vihar corridor, which will take approximately 35-40 minutes. As for the Azadpur-INA travellers, it will be part of the Mukundpur-Yamuna Vihar corridor too, taking almost the same time to cover the route.