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FoB linking Pink Line and Airport Line thrown open to public

FoB linking Pink Line and Airport Line thrown open to public

New Delhi: A foot-overbridge connecting Delhi Metro's Dhaula Kuan and South Campus stations and having record 22 travelators was thrown open to the public on Saturday, officials said.

The foot-overbridge (FOB) will be a crucial connecting link for passengers using the Pink Line and the Airport Express Line. Many commuters travelling to and from the Terminal 3 of the Delhi international airport will be able to take this facility and interchange trains.

"The FOB connecting the Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus Metro station of Pink Line and Dhaula Kuan Metro station of the Airport Express Line was opened today for passengers after an inspection by Delhi Metro's Managing Director Mangu Singh in the presence of other senior officials," Executive Director (Corporate Communications) of the DMRC Anuj Dayal said.

The FOB will connect the platforms of the Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus Metro station of Pink Line with the concourse level of Dhaula Kuan Airport Line station.

"The FOB is a major technological masterpiece as a record 22 travelators have been installed on it for the convenience of the passengers," he said. There would be very few FOBs in the country with so many state-of-the-art travelators. The 22 travelators have been installed with landing space of about 15m in between them. The width of the FOB is about 6.1m, the DMRC said in a statement.

The FOB has also been semi covered with a curved roof on top and aluminium louvre from the sides with glass railings. It is also equipped with all the safety and security features like CCTV cameras, lighting and PA system, the statement said.

The CCTV cameras installed at strategic locations shall be monitored round-the-clock to ensure security of passengers. There will also be space for display panels, the statement said.

Benches have also been provided at some locations where the passengers would be able to take rest.

The DMRC said that construction of the FOB was a "major engineering challenge" due to the presence of multiple 220KV and 33KV high-tension lines at almost all pier locations.

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