With over 20,000 commuters using the Chhattarpur Metro Station to access different parts of the City, Delhi Metro has decided to expand the existing parking area for Chhattarpur Metro Station and to make it among one of the biggest parking space for a metro station in Delhi.
Chhattarpur Metro Station existing parking area is around, 100-square metre and it is planning to expand around of 2,900 square metre space by the end of this month. According to the Metro Officials, this parking lot expansion will be the solution to relief commuters from parking hassles at the station.
The Chhattarpur Metro station is a hot spot for commuters traveling from Chhattarpur, Mehrauli village and Vasant Kunj area to different parts of the city, plus the station is also an important point for the large numbers of devotees who come to visit the Chhattarpur temple. At the moment, Chhattarpur station has a capacity to accommodate around 150 vehicles but with the new expansion the station will be able to accommodate more than 400 cars.
A spokesperson of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said “With the increase in parking space, Chhattarpur Metro station will become one among the major Metro parking lots in Delhi with 4,000 square metre parking space.“ The process of inviting tenders is on for increasing the parking space at Chhattarpur. The spokesperson also added that “By end of the month, the entire parking lot will be ready, which will be properly fenced, divided into lots with proper entry and exit facilities. There will be at least three entry and exit points in the newly developed parking area.“
The Delhi Metro has a total of 95 parking lots in Delhi and NCR at present, which together accommodate thousands of vehicles every day. Of them, line 1 (Dilshad Garden-Rithala) has 20 parking lots, line 2 has 20 lots, line 3/4 (Noida/Anand Vihar-Dwarka) has 36 parking lots, line 5 (Inderlok-Mundka) eight parking lots and line 6 (Central Secretariat-Badarpur) has 11 parking lots. By month end, the entire parking lot will be ready with proper fencing. It will be divided into lots with proper entry and exit facilities.
News Source : Hindustan Times