Sunday, March 7, 2010

Special arrangement at Metro station for Games

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation will make special arrangements at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium metro station during the Commonwealth Games in October. The Corporation has said that from the date of the opening of the Games on October 3, till the closing on October 14, special arrangements will be made for easy access to the station.

“The JLN Stadium metro station will have five entries and exits so that the public can access the station easily. Extra staircases of much wider width are also being provided so that people can easily access the place. The staircase width which is normally 2.4 metre wide in other stations will be as wide as 4.25 metres at the JLN Stadium metro station to accommodate the extra rush,” said a DMRC spokesperson.

There will also be four escalators connecting the concourse with the platform. The JLN Stadium metro station has been designed to cater to 4,000 passengers per minute during peak time and accommodate a total traffic flow of 80,000 passengers per hour with a platform area of 1800 sq. metres.

There will be 20 automatic fare collection gates instead of eight normally provided at most stations keeping in view heavy flow of traffic expected at the stadium.

“The Operations Department of the DMRC is preparing a special plan and procedure for clearance of commuters who will be coming for the opening and closing ceremony by the metro railway with high frequency of trains to ensure very fast clearance at the platform to avoid crowding during the ceremony,” the spokesperson added.

Volunteers and Sahayaks will be posted by the DMRC to assist passengers at all the important point of the station.

“A special control room will be established at the JLN Stadium metro station from where public announcements will be controlled and LED sign-boards would be displayed for guidance of passengers. Railings will be installed for guidance of passengers and extra lighting will be installed inside the station for good visibility ,” the spokesperson said.

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