The upcoming Najafgarh metro station of Delhi Metro’s Grey Line will be constructed as ‘Dumbbell shaped’. Lack of space forced the DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) to change the shape from regular-rectangular to dumbbell, as per the reports.
- The Delhi Metro’s Grey Line will be operational by October 2019.
- The length of Najafgarh station is 288 metres as against the average metro station length of 200 metres.
- The Grey Line comprises of 3 stations – Dwarka, Nangli and Najafgarh, out of which Dwarka and Nangli are elevated stations while Najafgarh is underground.
- This section is being further extended by another 1.18 kilometres till Dhansa Stand, which is slated for completion by December.
- With the opening of this section, the Dwarka Metro station will become an interchange station between Blue Line and Grey Line.
- This will be the third major interchange facility in the western part of Delhi.
- Once the station will operate, travel will be easy for the entire Dwarka Sub-city as well as the people of the Najafgarh and the nearby rural areas.
- With major interchange facility, Dwarka station will be the first station with ‘Five platform facility among all the Metro Stations.
- Presently, the Delhi Metro network consists of about 373 Km with 271 stations.
- The network has now crossed the boundaries of Delhi to reach NOIDA and Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Bahadurgarh and Ballabhgarh in Haryana.