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Interchange at Azadpur Metro station may witness heavy footfall

NEW DELHI: With interchange operations at Azadpur Metro station set to begin this December, the new station will emerge as a major junction in north Delhi.
The new interchange station will connect many areas of north Delhi directly to south and south west Delhi.
With the completion of the Majlis Park to Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus section of Pink Line (Majlis Park-Shiv Vihar) next month, the station will connect places in north Delhi such as Model Town, Gujranwala Town, GTB Nagar, Lal Bagh and Kingsway Camp, with areas in south west Delhi like Punjabi Bagh, Rajouri Garden and Naraina Vihar and south Delhi areas like Moti Bagh, South Extension, INA and Ashram.
The upcoming station will be connected with the existing station on Yellow Line (Samaypur Badli-HUDA City Centre) by a foot over bridge, offering commuters seamless connectivity.
"Commuters changing between the Yellow and Pink lines won't have to come out of the Metro network, as the foot over bridge connecting the stations is part of the paid area," said an official of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).
"Azadpur station will be the first underground and first interchange station on Pink Line, when coming from the Majlis Park side," the DMRC official added.
As the existing platform is an elevated one, it is 30 metres higher than the new one.
Pink-colour bands have been put all across the new station to make it easier for commuters to identify the stations.
As elevators cannot be installed at semi-underground entry/exit points, DMRC – for the first time – has created ramps for wheelchair-bound commuters.
As the station is coming up on land originally meant for a park, DMRC has dedicated a sizeable portion to create green areas. It will also showcase unique art installations, a 'stereo kinetic shimmer wall' being the most eye-catching. Art installations will also showcase the farmers' market at Azadpur Mandi.

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