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Delhi`s IT hub Nehru Place to get additional Metro Station


Delhi’s information technology hub, Nehru Place, is all set to get an additional Metro station in Phase 3 which will cater to about 20,000 new passengers every day by the year 2016.

Nehru Place, a locality in south Delhi, which houses one of India’s largest information technology markets, already has a Metro station, on the Central Secretariat – Badarpur corridor of the Delhi Metro network.

Now, the new Metro station, slated to be built on the Janakpuri West – Botanical Garden corridor will directly connect the area with the satellite town of NOIDA in Uttar Pradesh, the domestic terminal of the Indira Gandhi International Airport as well tremendously decrease travel time to other prominent locations of NCR such as Gurgaon.

The new station, an underground one, will be constructed on the Outer Ring Road, just opposite to Paras Cinema. Five entry/ exit points will be constructed for commuters, which includes a subway across the busy Outer Ring Road.

While one entry point will be made just near Paras cinema, the other will come up on the road leading to Lady Shriram College. Three other entry points will be built near Nehru Enclave as well as the Veer Savarkar school near Nehru Place. However, there wont be any direct connectivity with the existing Nehru Place Metro station.

According to the Detailed Project Report (DPR), 19,546 people are expected to use the station in 2016. By the year 2031, more than 30,000 commuters will be benefited by this connectivity. Apart from the Nehru Place market, many nearby residential areas such as Nehru Enclave, Kalkaji and Chittaranjan Park will be benefited by this station.

The tender for the civil construction of this station has already been floated and the contract is expected to be awarded by next month. The construction work is expected to be started by the end of this year.

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