Delhi: New Rajouri Garden metro-station a boon for airport travelers
The new Rajouri Garden metro station on the pink line will make airport access easier for those coming from West Delhi. The line would directly connect to South Campus "and passengers can board the airport line from the Dhaula Kuan station," said a DMRC official. He added that one can also access Terminal 1 from the Magenta line once the remaining section opens up.
One of the key features of the station that will be thrown open to the public soon is mobile walkway, the one we see at airports. "Two moving walkways have been provided side by side for easy movement of passengers in both directions. The walkways are reversible. A walkway can transport 9,000 to 11,700 persons per hour depending on the speed," the officer said.
Shedding more light on the features, the official said that the two walkways, 84 metres and 50 metres in length, are armed with sensors that can detect earthquakes and will stop operating in such situations. Emergency switches have been set up in the end and after every 20 meters. "The walkalators have been provided with all safety features as per international standards," he added.
A pedestrian bridge will connect the new section with the existing one on Blue Line "with a travelator, which will be first-of-its-kind in the city." the officer said. There are two entry/exit points. The station has 6 escalators. Interchange ridership of 1, 56,871 is expected.