Road being Reopened at Janpath for General Public


  • The Central Secretariat to Mandi House section is approx. 3 kms long comprising of two stations at Janpath and Mandi House.

  • The Mandi House station will be an interchange station and is being built adjacent to the existing Mandi House station.

  • The tunnel length between Central Secretariat and Janpath are 907 mts and 898 mts for Upline and Downline respectively.

  • The tunnel length between Mandi House and Janpath is 1.52 kms for both Upline and Downline.

  • Mr. Mangu Singh, Managing Director, DMRC has expressed the hope that the Central Secretariat – Mandi House section which was originally scheduled to be opened in September 2014 may be opened by Match 2014, almost six months in advance in order to decongest the Rajiv Chowk Metro Station.

Road being Reopened at Janpath for General Public

  • Around 300 meters of the Janpath road adjacent to the Tibetan Market was temporarily closed for the general public for carrying out the construction of this station on 31st October 2011.

  • Despite the blockage, access was provided to the Tibetan Market, Imperial Hotel, Kidwai Bhawan, Chandralok Building and Janpath Lane. Now full access is available to shopkeepers of the Tibetan Market.

  • Ample traffic marshalls were deployed and adequate signages were put up for the convenience of the public.

  • The road is being partially opened for the general public from today, just 17 months after being closed.


  • The Janpath Metro Station is 250 meters long, 20 meters wide and 18 meters deep. The Station has been built using ‘Cut and Cover’ technology and a total of 1, 14, 000 cubic meters of earth was excavated for its construction.

  • 70% of the civil work for the underground station at Janpath is complete.
    Tunneling for both upline and downline tunnels from Chelmsford Club (Central Secretariat) to Janpath is already complete while the tunneling from Mandi House to Janpath is in progress.

  • The first Tunnel Boring Machine was,lowered at Chelmsford Club near Central Secretariat on 31.01.2012 and the initial drive began 04.03.2012.

  • The first breakthrough at Janpath station was achieved on 26.07.2012.

  • The tunneling of both tunnels between Mandi house and Janpath is in progress with the TBM moving from Mandi House towards Janpath.

  • There are various important structures and buildings along the alignment of the Janpath Metro station like Nepal Embassy, Akashdeep Building, Devi Prasad Sadan, Antriksh Bhawan, American Centre, Fullbright House, Jeevan Prakash Building, etc.

  • Monitoring of various parameters of the ground tunnel as well as the structures above it were being monitored by various instrumentation methods which include real time monitoring, 3 D targets, magnetic extensometer, inclinometer, vibrating wire piezometer, building monitoring point, bi-refelx targets, tilt meter, pavement settlement point, crack meter and site visualization.

  • The underground station at Janpath is a part of the 9.37 kms long Central Secretariat – Kashmere Gate corridor also called the Heritage Line.

  • Janpath is a major shopping hub of the city for both national and international tourists and this station will connect commuters directly with the Janpath Market area providing an easy access to all of them. The station will also provide a boost to Delhi’s Tourism.

  • The Central Secretariat – Kashmere Gate corridor is completely underground and comprises of 7 stations namely Janpath, Mandi House, ITO, Delhi Gate, Jama Masjid, Lal Qila and Kashmere Gate with interchange stations at Mandi House and Kashmere Gate. The line will be an extension of Central Secretariat – Badarpur corridor and will be on Standard Gauge.

  • This corridor will be connecting Old Delhi like Daryaganj, Delhi Gate and Red Fort with the business hub of Delhi at Janpath. This corridor will also connect major monuments of Old Delhi like Jama Masjid, Delhi Gate and Red Fort. The completion target for this corridor is 2015.

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