Rajiv Chowk gets 7 new fare collection gates
Delhi Metro has installed seven new fare collection gates at Rajiv Chowk station to facilitate <g data-gr-id="20">smooth</g> exit of passengers <g data-gr-id="21">de-boarding</g> from Yellow line trains running between Jahangirpuri and Gurgaon’s Huda City Centre.
These additional gates which had to be installed by cutting a portion of the station area - is aimed at reducing congestion in the area which takes one towards F-Block of Connaught Place and registers maximum outflow, officials said.
In this regard, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation had previously opened the viewers gallery, the unpaid area of the busy intersection, to allow its passengers to move over the tracks of the Blue Line without crossing the foot-over-bridge. However as of now, it has a very few takers.
Adequate signages have also been installed to guide passengers towards these gates. With these new installations, the number of Automatic Fare Collection gates at Rajiv Chowk has gone up to 46, the maximum for any station in the entire metro network.
“It has been observed that generally 70 <g data-gr-id="19">per cent</g> of the passengers land up at the Dwarka-side platform and then cross the over-bridge to go towards the Noida/Vaishali platform. The move is aimed at facilitating smooth movement of passengers from one side of the station to another and to avoid unnecessary congestion inside the paid area,” said Delhi Metro Rail Corporation in a press statement.