New interiors at phase 3 to make Delhi Metro stations roomy


By Rumu Banerjee, TNN

New Delhi: The claustrophobic feeling at Phase I and II Metro stations, like the one at Rajiv Chowk, will not be a bother in Phase III.

Delhi Metro 3Delhi Metro, which is constructing two new corridors in this phase along with extending the Central Secretariat line to Kashmere Gate, has come up with new designs for the station interiors .

“The new design gives a feeling of space and allows better orientation. Movement within the station will be much more streamlined ,” said a senior DMRC official.

The biggest change is the opening up of space. At present , stations in the Delhi Metro network have defined concourse and platform areas , without a visual connect . The DMRC official said, “The new design will have what we call double height spaces—that is, from the concourse to the platform there will be a visual connect, an atrium kind of space. This gives a sense of openness that will also help orient people better at the stations.” The double height space will further streamline the moveme .. More info