Skywalk To Metro Stns To Free Up Ajmeri Gate Side

Delhi: 11 Feb, 2022(Times of India)


New Delhi: Very soon, a dedicated skywalk will connect New Delhi Railway Station not only with the Yellow Line Metro station, but also the Airport Express Line station, parking area, and the busand auto bays.

The work on the skywalk, constructed by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in collaboration with Northern Railway, is almost over and will be thrown open for the public soon, said Anuj Dayal, executive director ofcorporate communications at DMRC.

“This skywalk is an extension of the foot overbridge inside the railway station and connects its Ajmeri Gate side with the New Delhi stations of Yellow Line and Airport Line, including the multilevel parking side across Bhavbhuti Marg through multiple entry-exit points,” Dayal said.

The work was inspected by DMRC managing director Mangu Singh on Thursday. Dayal said that apart from providing seamless connectivity, the skywalk will also help in streamlining the traffic flow on the Ajmeri Gate side.

The skywalk has been provided with six escalators along with facilities such as CCTV surveillance cameras, toilets and ticket counter and signage. Dayal said the skywalk had an integrated escalator and stairs reminiscent of Jantar Mantar.

Dayal said the construction was a major engineering challenge, including the disruptions posed by Covid-19. The structure had to be built above a functional underground Metro station just 3 metres below with major traffic movement on Bhavbhuti Marg. “Also, the bridge had to be connected to two pre-existing building structures at the far ends, ensuring minimum inconvenience to people,” he added.