The much-awaited Najafgarh-Dhansa bus stand section on the Grey line of Delhi Metro started it operations with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri jointly inaugurating the section on Saturday via video conferencing.
“This is a moment of joy for the people of Najafgarh and over 50 nearby villages. With this new Metro line, those who come to Delhi to work on a regular basis will not have to cross the Phirni Chowk, which used to get jammed due to vehicular movement during peak hours. People can now board a Metro from the Dhansa bus stop,” said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal while virtually inaugurating the line along with Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri.
With the opening of this section, the Delhi Metro network span will become 390 km with 286 stations.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has built its first-ever underground integrated parking facility at this station, allowing commuters to park their vehicles and move to the concourse area directly.
“The Dhansa Bus Stand metro station on the Dwarka-Najafgarh-Dhansa Bus Stand corridor will be the first ever underground metro station of the Delhi Metro network to have an entire underground floor dedicated for parking of vehicles,” the DMRC had said.
As per the DMRC, the station has been designed as a four-level underground structure where the platforms will are at the bottom, followed by the concourse and then an entire floor for parking above it with the roof level at the top.