Skywalk linking New Delhi Railway Station, Metro Station to be opened on Saturday, confirms DMRC

A devoted skywalk for offering seamless connectivity between New Delhi railway station and the metro station close to will probably be thrown open to public on Saturday, officers mentioned.

The 242-metre lengthy facility may even assist in streamlining the visitors move on the Ajmeri Gate facet of the railway station, they mentioned on Friday.

“The dedicated skywalk, constructed by the DMRC in collaboration with Northern Railway, for providing seamless connectivity between the Ajmeri Gate side and the adjacent New Delhi Metro stations on the Yellow Line and the Airport Express Line will be opened for passenger use from 10 AM onwards tomorrow,” Delhi Metro mentioned in an announcement.

This newly-constructed skywalk is an extension of the foot over bridge (FOB) contained in the railway station and connects the Ajmeri Gate facet with the New Delhi Metro station in addition to the multi-level parking throughout Bhavbhuti Marg by way of a number of entry and exit factors, it mentioned.

The skywalk has been supplied with escalators together with services similar to CCTV surveillance cameras.

The development of this distinctive skywalk in a hub witnessing vital visitors was a significant engineering problem, together with the disruptions posed as a consequence of COVID-19 pandemic, officers mentioned.

“The structure had to be built above a functional underground metro station just three 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 the people, infrastructure and other buildings nearby,” the Delhi Metro Rail Company mentioned.

New Delhi metro station is situated on the Yellow Line of the community with interchange station facility for Airport Export Line. 

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