Platform screen doors at Metro stations soon
TIMES NEWS NETWORK
Delhi Metro is gearing up to install platform screen doors (PSDs) at its stations. Keeping in mind the rising Metro footfalls and the problems in crowd management, DMRC has identified six Metro stations where these doors will be installed.
Chawri Bazaar in the Yellow Line will be the first station to have PSDs for which the work has already begun. Officials said the doors will be ready by early next year. This will be followed by Central Secretariat, Rajiv Chowk, New Delhi, Chandni Chowk and Kashmere Gate.
All the stations under phase III will have PSDs, apart from six stations identified under phase II.
According to officials, the stations of the upcoming Majlis Park-Shiv Vihar, and Janakpuri west-Botanical Garden corridors of phase III will also have the door. “The contract has been awarded to a consortium of Korean and Indian firms, which is working with the technical team of DMRC,“ said an official.
Of late, the rising incidents of suicides on Metro tracks, security con cerns and difficulty in manning the crowds has necessitated installing these doors. In 2015, there have been about 30 suicide attempts on Metro tracks.
The height of the doors will be 1.7m and one side of the platform will have 64 display panels for advertisements.
“These screens can be installed only during non-revenue hours on the av ailability of blocks. Lot of integration is required with various components of Metro operations for smooth functioning of the PSDs,“ said an official.
PHASE-III - Metro plans easy access with nine multi-modal stations
Aug 18 2016 : The Times of India (Delhi)
New Delhi: Last-Mile Connectivity In Focus; Pedestrians To Get Maximum Priority
Picture this: a Metro station with dedicated pedestrian pathways, parking bays for autorickshaws and e-rickshaws as well as cycle stands and a crossing junction. For a city which finds unhindered passenger and traffic movement an almost alien concept, Delhi Metro has a treat in store.
DMRC, which is in the final stage of construction of lines 7 and 8, will design and construct nine stations with multi-modal integration (MMI) points.
The stations identified for this purpose are Mayur Vihar Phase-I, Trilokpuri, Vinod Nagar (east and west), IP Extension and Mayur Vihar Pocket-I in line 7 (Majlis Park to Shiv Vihar). For line 8 (Janakpuri West to Kalindi Kunj), the stations that will have multi-modal integration are Okhla, Ishwar Nagar, Jasola and Jamia.
The MMI design requires planned infrastructure development around the station.
A DMRC spokesman said, “Delhi Metro is taking steps to provide commuters with various facilities at upcoming Metro stations of phase III, with maximum priority to pedestrians.“
As part of the MMI design, the 300m radius of the station will be developed so as to provide easy and safe dispersion of commuters to wards the bus stop, non-motorised vehicle lane or cycle stand. It will also provide de dicated bays for autos, erickshaws and feeder buses.
“The MMI proposals have been finalised by UTTIPEC in close coordination with DMRC, traffic police, agenci es such as DDA, PWD, corporations. The proposals have been approved by the LG,“ he added.
As part of the design, the re will be a drop-off point for commuters. The DMRC official said, “Crossing junctions have been proposed for improved visibility and shortened road crossing time. The pedestrian movement has further been facilitated through way finding signage and traffic-calming measures at appropriate locations.“
That's not all. “To provide safe and economical last-mile connectivity , a feeder bus service with improved frequency is being proposed,“ the official added. Separate cycle tracks will also be available at these stations, along with the provision for cycle parking or rental facility .
DMRC is proposing to have a hawkers' hub at the stations. “Hawkers hub will be created in an organised way --small kiosks will be provided outside the station,“ said the DMRC official.
This will help ensure that the small food stalls that invariably crop up near stations are located in such a way that they do not disturb the flow of traffic and commuters from the station.
Bus stops will also be located in the range of 50m from the stations, as per UTTIPEC guidelines, added the Delhi Metro official.
The new station at ITO and Mandi House, both of which are part of the Heritage line, have been provided with some of the MMI features, said the official.
Birthday, pre-wedding celebrations on metro coaches. You can book now
1 min read . Updated: 13 Feb 2020, 01:32 PM IST
* NMRC has launched an initiative allowing people to book individual Metro coaches for birthday or pre-wedding celebrations
* The booking will cost prices ranging from ₹5,000 to ₹10,000 per hour
Are you looking for some new, exciting destination to host birthday party or pre-wedding celebrations? Birthday party and pre-wedding celebrations on wheels, the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) has launched an initiative allowing people to book individual Metro coaches for birthday or pre-wedding celebrations. The booking will cost prices ranging from ₹5,000 to ₹10,000 per hour. The celebrations can be organised during operational as well as non-operational hours. Maximum 50 people including adults and children shall be allowed per coach for the event, NMRC said in a release.
Here is all you need to know about birthday, pre-wedding celebrations on metro coaches:
1)NMRC is offering services under four categories. Based on your requirement and number of guests, you can opt for any of them.
a)For undecorated coach plus running metro - ₹8,000
b) For undecorated coach plus static metro - ₹5,000
c) For decorated coach plus running metro - ₹10,000
d) For decorated coach plus static metro - ₹7,000
-As per the policy, those wanting to rent the metro premises have to fill an application form at least 15 days in advance.
-The moving coaches will be provided during operational hours while the static ones can be given during non-operational hours from 11pm to 2 am.
-People can book upto four coaches in a train, according to NMRC.
-For booking metro coaches for celebrations, the applicants would also be required to pay ₹20,000 refundable security deposit.
NMRC would be providing following support facilities to the applicant
-1 Center table would be made available to the applicant
-Arrangement for dedicated dustbins and 1 housekeeping staff
-Supervisory Staff as deemed appropriate by NMRC shall be deployed
Prior to NMRC, similar offer has already been made available to the public by Rapid Metro Gurgaon, Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation and Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation