Chhattarpur Metro Station To Become Operational From Tomorrow
New Delhi; dt: 25.08.2010
The Chhattarpur station could not be opened with the rest of the Qutab Minar-HUDA City Centre corridor in June as DMRC got the requisite land for the construction of the station only in October last year.
The DMRC engineers constructed the station in a record time of nine months by adopting a unique construction method where they used special pre-fabricated/structural steel to construct the station. The conventional construction technique of making stations by concrete would have taken at least two years for the construction which would have delayed the Metro line substantially.
This is the only Metro Station on the entire Delhi Metro Rail System that has been fully constructed with steel as all other stations have been made using concrete and some steel elements. No Metro station in India has been built in such a short span of time ever so far. M/S Jindal Mectec, the contractors, have used high strength steel (IS 2062 Grade B) for the construction purpose. The above procedure, however, cost an additional 30 to 50% expense to the Delhi Metro.
Another major highlight of the Chhattarpur Metro station is that, it will have the largest parking area available in any Metro station of the Delhi Metro network. The total parking area of 12,000 square metres will be of great benefit to the commuters coming from nearby localities, who can park their vehicles and avail the Metro.
However, from tomorrow about 4,000 square metres of parking area will be available for parking where about 800 two wheelers and 200 cars can be accommodated. The rest of the parking area will be opened in a phased manner.
The station will be of great benefit to the thousands of devotees who visit the Chhattarpur temple every year. The residents of nearby areas such as Mehrauli and Vasant Kunj will also get immensely benefitted. The expected ridership of this station as per the detailed project report (DPR) is 11,723 in 2011.
The CMRS, Sh. R.K Kardam is planning to inspect the Central Secretariat – Qutab Minar Metro corridor on 30th and 31st August, 2010. This 12.53 kilometre long corridor has nine underground Metro stations which are Udyog Bhawan, Race Course, Jorbagh, INA, AIIMS, Green Park, Hauz Khas, Malviya Nagar and Saket.