Delhi Metro update: 10 additional escalators commissioned at nine Metro stations

As part of its continued endeavour to enhance commuting experience for its passengers, Delhi Metro today commissioned 10 additional escalators at nine Metro stations including two new ones at Kashmere Gate Metro station, thereby taking the total tally of escalators at this station alone to a record 47 escalators for convenient passenger movement. 

  • These newer, easy to maintain escalators, updated with latest software will provide more ease to commuters especially during peak hours. 
  • The other stations where one additional escalator each has been commissioned today for passenger service are: – Rithala on Red Line and Uttam Nagar (East), Nawada, Rajouri Garden, Shadipur, Yamuna Bank, Subhash Nagar and R K Ashram Marg on Blue Line. 
  • Kashmere Gate is the only multilayered triple interchange station of the Delhi Metro network which provides interchange facility between Line-1 (Red Line), Line–2 (Yellow Line) and Line-6 (Violet Line). 

  • With the addition of two more escalators today, it has become India’s only Metro station having so many escalators facilitating convenient passenger movement between various levels. 
  • The station also has one of the tallest escalators of the network with a height of 14.5 m, after Janakpuri (West) on Magenta Line which has the tallest escalator with a height of 15.6 m. Besides this, there are six parallel escalators for interchange between Violet and Red Line and vice-versa, which is probably a rare and unique engineering feat at a station area across world Metros.
  • Delhi Metro is also in the process of installing 22 more escalators at major stations across the network including five at Kashmere Gate thereby taking the total number of escalators at this station to 52. 
  • The other stations are:- 
    • Red Line: Dilshad Garden, Mansarovar Park, Shahdara, Seelampur, Netaji Subhash Place and Inderlok.
    • Yellow Line: Model Town and Chhatarpur.
    • Blue Line: Rajouri Garden, Tagore Garden, Jhandewalan, Rajender Place, Laxmi Nagar and Noida Sec-15.
    • Green Line: Ashok Park Main.
  • The installation and commissioning of these 22 escalators for passenger services is likely to be completed within the next 5-6 months. 
  • Further, Delhi Metro has also planned to install 32 more escalators at major stations such as Adarshnagar, Kirti Nagar, Noida Sec-16, Vaishali, Mundka etc. by March 2022. 
  • Presently, Delhi Metro has more than 1100 escalators installed and commissioned at its stations across the Delhi-NCR network with 389 KM and 285 stations.

Source: DMRC-Press Release