The elevated stations coming up for Delhi Metro’s Phase 3 stations on the new Magenta (Janakpuri W – Botanical Gardens) and Pink (Mukundpur – Shiv Vihar) will vastly be different than what were built in Phases 1 & 2. These stations will be more attractive and less boxy with 1.5X times the commuter capacity of existing stations.
Pink Line: Mukundpur – Shiv Vihar
The 23 elevated stations on this 58.6 km line have been designed by a French company called Systra and will feature a curved platform that will be almost 13m wide in the middle. The stations will be 140 meter long which will allow for a max of 6-car trains. There’s nothing to worry about though because advanced signalling will ensure a high frequency on the line. Due to the stations tapering at each end, far less land acquisition had to take place during the formative stages of Phase 3. In this new design, the station’s control room will be placed near the public area on the concourse and this will allow far better public management.
Here’s the structure of one such station taking shape at Moti Bagh:
Magenta Line: Janakpuri W – Botanical Gardens
Taking inspiration from Singapore’s metro system, this 38.2 km line will have a honey-comb design with glossy interiors laced with artwork in bright colors on its 11 (not 10 as it says in the infographic) elevated stations. The walls of the interiors will have toughened glass cladding with pleasant design patterns printed on those. The stations would be covered with jaali-like walls to allow more light and ventilation into the concourse. Even the entry stairs and concourse to platform stairs will have perforated metal sheet cladding.
Both lines are in various stages of completion and are aiming to partially start operations by the end of 2016. Be sure to check the Delhi section of the TMRG for the latest updates!