Extra long foot over bridges and ramps in Metro's IIIrd phase

Extra long foot over bridges and ramps in Metro's IIIrd phase New Delhi: In a bid to provide seamless connectivity for commuters, Delhi Metro in Phase III is going to construct extra long foot over bridges (FOB) and ramps in six of its seven interchange stations on the Mukundpur-Shiv Vihar corridor.

The interchange stations on this 56 km long corridor, which will be the longest in the Delhi Metro network, will be- Azadpur, Netaji Subhas Place, Rajouri Garden, Mayur Vihar 1, Karkarduma, Anand Vihar and Welcome.

At Anand Vihar, the new station will be adjacent to the already operational one and in the remaining stations, FOBs and ramps will be constructed.

The length of the FOBs and ramps will range from approximately 70 metres to 200 metres.

"Due to constraints such as the inadequate availability of land near the existing stations and the direction of the alignment, it was very difficult to connect the new stations with the already operational ones," a statement said.

However, these FOBs and ramps have been designed keeping in mind the convenience of the commuters and will be equipped with lifts and escalators wherever required and the connectivity will be from one concourse to concourse.

PTI