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Metro to connect south Delhi markets

Metro to connect south Delhi markets
When the Delhi Metro’s Phase-III becomes operational by 2016, the hot-spot markets of South Delhi, such as Sarojini Nagar and South Extension, will be on the map, making it easy for shoppers and residents in those areas.

Four major markets of the city—Sarojini Nagar, INA, South Extension and Lajpat Nagar—will have dedicated stations, connecting them when the Phase-III becomes operational.

The existing INA and Lajpat Nagar Metro stations will be converted into interchange stations to further boost the connectivity, while new stations will be built at Sarojini Nagar and South Extension.

‘This will also provide a great boost to the markets of South Delhi as DMRC’s plan of constructing Metro stations at Sarojini Nagar, INA, South Extension and Lajpat Nagar with inter-station distances ranging from less than a kilometre to approximately one-and-a-half kilometre will provide a great impetus to business in the area,’ said DMRC Spokesman Anuj Dayal.

He said this chain of four consecutive Metro stations will come up on arterial Ring Road of the national Capital.

As per the detailed project report (DPR), nearly two lakh more passengers will use these stations primarily to reach these prominent markets of the city, which specialise in selling clothes, shoes and other materials.

According to its projections, Delhi Metro expects around 1.3 lakh people to use the INA Metro station, Lajpat Nagar (54,454), South Extension (8317) and Sarojini Nagar (15,000).

After the construction of new line from Mukundpur to Yamuna Vihar, shoppers will be able to reach these markets directly from far-flung areas of east Delhi as well as north Delhi.

The Sarojini Nagar and South Extension markets currently have no Metro connectivity.
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