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Metro station to sport the look of Qutub Minar`s exterior

Located within the vicinity of a number of heritage structures, the facade of Qutub Minar Metro station on the much-awaited Gurgaon corridor will be similar to the World Heritage site`s exterior.



New Delhi: Located within the vicinity of a
number of heritage structures, the facade of Qutub Minar Metro
station on the much-awaited Gurgaon corridor will be similar
to the World Heritage site`s exterior.

Dholpur stone-cladding has been done on the exterior of
the station to give it a facade similar to the historical
monument`s exterior, a DMRC official said today.
Hand-made tiles, clay, earthy colors and tones have been
used to make the building match with the local landscaping,
the official said.

The area around Qutub Minar is expected to witness a
flurry of activities once the 14.47 km-long Metro corridor
from the Qutub Minar Metro Station to the HUDA City Centre
(Gurgaon) is opened to the public by next month.

It is expected that more than three lakh passengers, that
also includes the inflow of domestic as well as international
tourists from both the directions, will use the Metro daily by
2011.

While the platform will be at the first floor, the
concourse is being constructed on the ground floor. Part of
the station structure rests on a rock while the other part
will be elevated at a height of three meters above the road
level.
The facade/frontage of the station has been camouflaged
with the natural rock structure on which a part of the station
rests.

Before the Commonwealth Games 2010, the DMRC is planning
to run a fleet of approximately 60 trains on this line with a
frequency as high as 3 minutes benefitting lakhs of
passengers.

PTI

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