NEW DELHI: The new skywalk which is going to be built soon will be of great ease to commuters who use Delhi Metro to reach New Delhi Railway Station. This initiative is a part of Northern Railways plan which will connect New Delhi Railway Station directly to the Yellow line and the Airport Express line.
“New Delhi Railway Station is the most important railway station of the country and reflects the image and pride of Indian Railways as people from all parts of the country as well as foreign tourists visit this station. It handles more than four lakh passengers per day,” a Northern Railway spokesperson said.
“Ajmeri Gate side of NDLS is the convergence hub of Airport Metro, Yellow Line, and DTC bus stop and therefore, the preferred entry for passengers. The skywalk will be duly equipped with escalators and stairs” he added.
In collaboration with DMRC, the work is expected to be completed in next six months.
In an initiative to eliminate congestion and traffic, Northern Railways has come up with another plan which will allow passengers to take direct entry straight to the railway station through Bhavbhuti Marg. Presently the road is narrow which results in traffic jams but once the plan will be implemented, passengers can get to railway station easily. The entire area will be redeveloped with efficient drainage, high-quality concrete roads with multiple lanes, landscaping, fountains, state of the art LED sign boards, with separate lanes and parking for autos, taxis, and buses.
R N Singh, Divisional Railway Manager, Delhi said that the skywalk will eliminate cross movement of passengers from the metro station to NDLS and vice-versa. He further added that the new wide-approach road from Bhavbhuti Marg will ease the congestion in circulating area.