ITO – Mandi house metro section details

The section from Mandi House to ITO on the 9.37 km long Central Secretariat – Kashmere Gate corridor is being opened today for the commuters. After the formal inauguration at 4 PM, the corridor will be thrown open for commuters from 6 PM.


·                     Trial runs between Mandi House and ITO was started on 18TH December last year and other finishing work of station completed in Feb, 2015. During the trial runs, the interaction of the Metro train with physical infringements (civil structure) was checked to ensure that there is no physical blockage during the movement of the train on the track.


The entire signaling system was also  rigorously tested. In addition, the response of the train at different speeds, braking of the train and the interconnection with the Operations Control Centre (OCC) was monitored during the trials. The behavior of the track system and the Over Head Electrification (OHE) was also checked repeatedly during all the trials.


·                     The section from Central Secretariat to Mandi House had been made operational last year, while the extension up to ITO is being opened today. Construction work is in progress on the section between ITO and Kashmere Gate. Upon completion, this corridor will connect Kashmere Gate with Ballabhgarh in Haryana via Badarpur and Faridabad forming a 46.6 kilometre long corridor. Trial runs are currently in progress between Badarpur and Escorts Mujesar in Faridabad.


·         The opening of this stretch has been advanced  since the ITO Metro station will cater to a large number of office goers. Apart from people commuting to their offices (Police Headquarters, PWD HQ, UGC, CAG, ITO, DDA,INSA, Bal Bhawan, Times of India, Indian Express etc.), the ITO station will also benefit sports enthusiasts who often come to watch football and cricket matches at the Ambedkar and Feroz Shah Kotla stadiums located at a walking distance. 


·         As per the Detailed Project Report, approximately 22,000 passengers are expected to use the ITO Metro station by 2016. The number is likely to cross the 31,000 mark in 2021. This is expected to increase revenue of Delhi Metro from passenger fare by about ? 8 Cr per annum.


·                     The work on this stretch was started in April, 2012 and completed only in two years and nine months. The work also has been completed seven months ahead of schedule since the work was slated to be completed by July, 2015. The ITO station has six escalators and lifts and six entry/exit points. Two subways will connect the station with the Deen Dayal Updhyay Marg as well as the Indraprastha Marg. 


·                     This station has a network of about 500 mtrs of subways which will connect the offices and important buildings in the area with the station.



Area around



1 and 2

Towards INSA,

127 mtrs



58 mtrs


Towards Doll Museum

121 mtrs

5 and 6


186 mtrs


·                     The station has also been adorned by artworks and panels which depict the rich heritage of the ITO area which has been a hub of government offices and media houses for a long time. Apart from contributions from many private artists, DMRC has also tied up with the Indian Council for Historical Research (ICHR) to depict the history of the area through display panels.









·         The distance between the Mandi House and the ITO stations is 971 metres. With this extension, the total length of the Central Secretariat – ITO violet line corridor has become 24.36 kilometres and the entire Delhi Metro network has become 194 kilometres long.


·         The first train will leave ITO at 0600 hrs and the last train will leave at 2335 hrs. For exact destination train timings, DMRC helpline or the customer care centre at the station may be contacted.  


·         According to the initial time table, trains will be available at the ITO Metro station at a frequency of seven and a half minutes during peak hours. However, the schedule shall be monitored and reviewed as per requirement.  


·         No of Entry Gates-6

o   Gate No1- Ramcharan Agarwal Chowk, Andhra Education Society, Rashtriya Mahila Ayog.

o   Gate No.2- Dayal Singh Library.

o   Gate No 3- UGC and CAG building, INSA (Institute of National Science Academy).

o   Gate No. 4- Herald House, TOI and Dolls Museum.

o   Gate No. 5- PWD Office, Delhi Police Headquarter.

o   Gate No. 6- Engineers Bhawan, Vikas Minar, CA building and Income Tax office.

·         No. Ticket Machines

o   No. of TOM - 6

o   No. of TVM- 6

·         No. of AFC gates- 12

o   North- 6 (3 Entry+3 Exit)

o   South-6 (3 Entry+3 Exit)

·         No. of Lifts- 5

o   Ground to Concourse- 4

o   Concourse to Platform-1

·         No. of Escalators- 8

o   Ground to Concourse - 6

o   Concourse to Platform – 2

·         No. of staircases-8

o   2 (from Concourse to platform)

o   6 (ground to concourse)

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