New exit gates to decongest rush at Huda City Centre Metro station
To decongest the crowd at the exit gate of the Huda City Centre Metro station, the traffic police and the urban development agency have decided to open two new exit gates – one facing the Fortis hospital and the other towards Sushant Lok. These gates will help check the increasing clutter of autorickshaws at the existing gate facing South City-I.
The decision to construct the two exit gates was taken at a meeting between traffic police and Huda officials held on Tuesday. The new gates will be connected to the first floor through escalators, which will enable commuters avoid the assembling on ground floor.
Once the new gates are made operational in January next year, Huda and the traffic police have planned to construct a prepaid auto booth at one of these gates and relocate the existing one, officials said on Wednesday.
At present, commuters move in and out of the Metro station from the gate facing South City I. As a result, the spot is always clogged with autorickshaws and vendors who leave little room for people to walk in and out of the station complex. But once the other two exits become operational, there are plans to connect the existing gate with the parking lot. “Once the two gates are in place, women can take the exit gate for the prepaid booth, from where they can book pink autos, and men can head towards the other exit gate that will be earmarked for regular autos. So autos, too, will be divided into two categories and will be parked accordingly," said DCP (traffic) Balbir Singh.