New Delhi: As many as 12 out of 21 stations of the Delhi Metro’s Red Line from Rithala to Dilshad Garden has been renovated as part of a massive exterior beautification and up-gradation of the infrastructure plan, a DMRC spokesperson said on Sunday.
Dilshad Garden, Jhilmil, Mansarovar Park, Shahdara, Welcome, Shastri Park are among the major metro stations on the Delhi Metro’s Red Line where the renovation work is almost complete.
‘The work at remaining Metro stations will also be completed by May 2021,’ the spokesperson said.
The massive renovation exercise was started by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) from July 2019 onwards on Red Line, the oldest in the Metro network opened under its Phase-I/II.
‘The exercise was aimed at giving them an enhanced aesthetic look and upgradation of various infrastructure to keep pace with the changing times and ensuring an enhanced commuting experience to its customers,’ he said.
The renovation activities includes Replacement of analog CCTV cameras with a Digital version for enhanced clarity, Provision of insulation sleeve on the catenary wire in the station area and also installation of Bird spikes at various critical points to prevent OHE tripping due to bird menace.
To take stock of these massive renovation activities, Dr Mangu Singh, Managing Director/DMRC inspected the various Metro stations on this section on the intervening night of March 6th/7th. He was accompanied by Director (Operations), Mr A K Garg and other senior officials of DMRC during the inspection.
‘DMRC has always been on the forefront of keeping its premises and services in best of the shape to serve as a world class Metro system for its millions of users. This exercise has been accomplished in a record time despite the challenges posed by the ongoing pandemic, leading to even temporary halt of all the activities in 2020. Similar exercise(s) will also be carried out on other Lines in a gradual manner to keep the system and its services as a world class urban mass transport facility,’ the spokesperson said.
The Red Line was the first Delhi Metro line which became operational in 2002 with the opening of the 8.4 KM long Shahdara to Tis Hazari section comprising 6 stations.