New Delhi: A new station to be built in INA
in Phase III of Delhi Metro will act as a major interchange
hub of South Delhi providing connectivity between Jahangirpui-
HUDA City Centre and Mukundpur-Yamuna Vihar Metro corridors.
The new station will be adjacent to the existing
operational INA Metro Station.
Presently, the operational INA Station provides Metro
connectivity to three major shopping attractions Sarojini
Nagar, INA Market and Delhi Haat.
Delhi Metro said the new station will help in improving
the connectivity of residents from North, West and East Delhi
localities such as Mukundpur, Rajouri Garden and Mayur Vihar.
Students travelling between the North and South campuses
of the University of Delhi (DU) will also be able to commute
by the Metro by using INA as an interchange station, a Delhi
Metro spokesperson said.
The residential areas of Sarojini Nagar and Laxmi Bai
Nagar will also be benefited from the new station as the new
facility will provide connectivity to all parts of Delhi.
"This Metro station is going to be unique as the platform
will be constructed above the concourse for the first time in
Delhi Metro because of the height variation between the
existing INA Station and the upcoming new INA Station owing to
the already existing Metro tunnel at the location.
"The DMRC has modified the Station design to adjust to
the new circumstances. The Station will have five entry and
exit points with three of them being planned for the new INA
Phase III Metro Station," the spokesperson said.
As per the Detailed Project Report (DPR), the interchange
load of this new station will be 1, 29, 881 in 2016 on a daily
basis. Presently, the daily footfall of the operational INA
Metro Station is around 37, 000.