Residents near Sadar Bazaar, Palam, and Shankar Vihar can now look forward to a Metro station in their locality, with the Delhi Metro planning two new stations on the upcoming Janakpuri West-Kalindi Kunj Metro corridor.
According to the initial plan, stations were plotted at Palam, the domestic airport and Vasant Vihar, all at a distance of four kilometer each. Usually, Metro stations are plotted at a distance of one to two kilometers apart.
Sometimes, a longer distance is maintained between two stations when a stoppage is not required in between. However, following surveys, Delhi Metro has now decided to come up with two more stations, both elevated, on the Janakpuri-West-Kalindi Kunj corridor.
“The main reason for the inclusion of these stations is that the distance between the already planned Palam and Domestic Airport Metro stations and then from the Domestic Airport Metro station till the Vasant Vihar Metro station was approximately four kilometres each. Additional stations in between will be able to cater to the requirements of locals,” said a DMRC spokesperson.
The station at Sadar Bazaar will be located near the Indian Oil depot on the left of the road, while the Shankar Vihar station will come up in the defence area near National Highway 8.
The other stations along the 33.494 km long corridor are: Janakpuri-West, Janakpuri C-2B, Dabri Mor, DashrathPuri, Palam, IGI Domestic Airport, Vasant Vihar, Munirka, R K Puram, IIT, Hauz Khas, Panchsheel Park, Chirag Dilli, Greater Kailash Enclave, Nehru Place, Kalkaji, Okhla Phase-III, Ishwar Nagar, Jamia Nagar, Okhla Vihar, Jasola Vihar and Kalindi Kunj. (Amity NOIDA and Botanical Garden will be the additional stations on the proposed Kalindi Kunj - Botanical Garden extension)
The tender for the civil construction of boundary wall and earth filling at Kalindi Kunj depot has already been floated and also for the civil construction of the bridge across River Yamuna at Kalindi Kunj (Okhla Barrage).
The extension from Kalindi Kunj to Botanical Garden is yet to receive the Empowered Group Of Ministers’ approval.