Officials declare a devoted skywalk can be opened to the general public to offer seamless connectivity between the New Delhi practice station and the metro station close by. They added on Friday that the 242-meter-long facility may even assist to enhance visitors circulation on the Ajmeri Gate aspect of the railway station.
“The dedicated skywalk, constructed by the DMRC in collaboration with Northern Railway, for providing seamless connectivity between the Ajmeri Gate side and the adjacent New Delhi Metro stations on the Yellow Line and the Airport Express Line will be opened for passenger use from 10 AM onwards tomorrow,” Delhi Metro mentioned in an announcement.
“This newly-constructed skywalk is an extension of the foot over bridge (FOB) inside the railway station and connects the Ajmeri Gate side with the New Delhi Metro station as well as the multi-level parking across Bhavbhuti Marg through multiple entry and exit points “, it mentioned.
The skywalk has been supplied with escalators together with amenities equivalent to CCTV surveillance cameras.
“The construction of this unique skywalk in a hub witnessing significant traffic was a major engineering challenge, including the disruptions posed due to the COVID-19 pandemic”, officers mentioned.
“The structure had to be built above a functional underground metro station just three meters below, with major traffic movement on Bhavbhuti Marg. Also, the bridge had to be connected to two pre-existing building structures at the far ends ensuring minimum inconvenience to the people, infrastructure and other buildings nearby,” the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation mentioned.
New Delhi metro station is situated on the Yellow Line of the community with an interchange station facility for the Airport Export Line.
With inputs from PTI