Delhi Metro Update: Grey Line’s Najafgarh-Dhansa Bus Stand extension and Trilokpuri Section of Pink Line to be inaugurated on Friday

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The Najafgarh – Dhansa Bus Stand extension of Grey Line and the Trilokpuri section of Pink Line between the Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 and Trilokpuri Sanjay Lake stations will be inaugurated by the Hon’ble Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs, Sh. Hardeep Singh Puri and the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Delhi, Sh. Arvind Kejriwal on 6th August, 2021 (Friday) via video conferencing.

  • While the inaugural function will be held online in the morning, passenger services will commence on the same day at 3 pm on both the sections.
  • The approximately one kilometre (891 metres) long Najafgarh – Dhansa Bus Stand section will take the Metro further into the interior areas of Najafgarh. 
  • The Trilokpuri section will connect the entire 59 kilometre long Pink Line and will connect important landmarks of the city such as the Anand Vihar Railway station, Anand Vihar ISBT, Nizamuddin Railway station, markets in South Extension, INA, Lajpat Nagar etc.
  • With the opening of these sections, the Delhi Metro network will become 390 kilometres long with 286 Metro stations.

Cashless Parking at Kashmere Gate Metro Station:

For the first time in the country, a FASTag/UPI based cashless parking facility was launched today at the Kashmere Gate Metro Station by Dr. Mangu Singh, MD, DMRC in the presence of senior officials of DMRC and National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).

  • As part of the Multi-Model Integration (MMI) initiative, dedicated Intermediate Public Transport (IPT) lanes for Auto, Taxi and E-Rickshaws were also inaugurated at the station.
  •  This exclusively cashless parking facility located at Gate No.6 of the Kashmere Gate Station can accommodate 55 four-wheelers and 174 two-wheelers. 
  • The entry/exit and payment of 4-wheelers can be done through the FASTag. 
  • The parking fee will be deducted through FASTag, which will reduce the time for entry and payment. 
  • Only vehicles with FASTag will be allowed to park in this facility.
  • The entry for 2-wheelers can be done only by swiping the DMRC smart card. 
  • The smart card swipe is used only for registering the time of entry/exit and fare calculation and no money will be deducted from the card. 
  • The parking fee can be paid by UPI apps by scanning the QR Code. 
  • In future, the payment can also be made through DMRC/NCMC cards. 
  • The facility is a pilot project of DMRC. 
  • Further, DMRC is planning to set up similar systems at more of its parking facilities across Delhi-NCR.
  • In addition, the dedicated Intermediate Public Transport (IPT) lanes for Auto, Taxi and E-Rickshaws were also inaugurated by MD, DMRC at Gate No.6 & 8 of the Kashmere Gate station. 
  • These lanes will enable a smooth movement of vehicles and enhance the last mile connectivity at the station. 
  • This initiative is part of the Multi-model Integration (MMI) project taken up at the station.
  • In the second phase of MMI, which is under construction, there will be a Food Court (to be established by DTIDC) and also a Bus-Terminal (3 lanes with 5 bus capacity each) to be constructed by DMRC.
  • After completion of the second phase, Kashmere Gate will be a transportation hub, integrating metro connectivity on Line -1, Line -2 & Line -6 with parking facility, ISBT Kashmere Gate, City Bus Service and Taxi/Auto/e-Rickshaw services.
  • These facilities will provide a major relief to commuters travelling from/to the Kashmere Gate station, which is connected to a major ISBT and several offices around the station. 
  • The Kashmere Gate station is the only triple-interchange station of DMRC and is among the busiest stations of the network.

Source: DMRC-Press Release | Image Credit: DMRC

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