Delhi Metro’s Upcoming Badli Mor Station is Now Officially Called Haiderpur Station

Delhi Metro’s upcoming Badli Mor station on the 4.49 km extension of the Yellow line between Jehangirpuri and Badli just went through yet another name change. Now it’s officially called Haiderpur station after a village in the vicinity.

Photo Copyright: Bandana Kumari

Photo Copyright: Bandana Kumari

Location of Haiderpur station

Location of Haiderpur station

This is the second time the DMRC has changed this station’s name. At the time of the project’s inception in 2011, it was aptly named “Shalimar Place” after the commercial district center it is located adjacent to. However since the Badli village was just across the Outer Ring Road and another station with a similar sounding name of “Shalimar Bagh” on the new Pink line was under construction a couple kilometers away, the DMRC changed its name to Badli Mor.

Now with the Aam Admi Party calling the shots in Delhi, the local MLA from Shalimar Bagh constituency, Bandana Kumari, wrote to the DMRC and got its name changed to Haiderpur just a couple months before its launch. Her Facebook post celebrating the name change can be viewed here.

Photo Copyright: Bandana Kumari

New signage being installed – Photo Copyright: Vikas Yadav

Photo Copyright: Bandana Kumari

Photo Copyright: Bandana Kumari

Photo Copyright: Bandana Kumari

Photo Copyright: Bandana Kumari

Anyone local or with access to a map can easily see that the Haiderpur village is located some distance away from the station. Here’s a map I’ve put together showing all 3 places which have lent its name to the station at some of point of time, so I’ll let you decide what it should have been called and if the name change makes sense.

Areas in the vicinity of the station

Areas in the vicinity of the station

As a reminder, the DMRC has submitted an application to the CMRS to inspect the line (See: DMRC Submits Application to CMRS to Inspect Jahangirpuri – Samaypuri Badli Metro Line) and is expecting an inspection date from the CMRS. Whenever that is announced, I’ll make sure to post about it.

For more updates on Delhi Metro’s Phase III, check out the Delhi section of The Metro Rail Guy!

– TMRG

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5 Responses to "Delhi Metro’s Upcoming Badli Mor Station is Now Officially Called Haiderpur Station"

  1. Chinmay says:

    Cheap politics by AAM AADMI PARTY. Even Congress, BJP would have done something similar, but was not expecting this from a party which claimed to change the face of politics in India. If AAP was really what they claim to be, should have named the station as Shalimar Place….Kejriwal and APP, you’ll have disappointed a lot of people.

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  2. Swapnil Narendra says:

    I live in Kanishka Apartments that are adjacent to this metro station. In fact, the ground this station is built upon, used to be a part of our apartments premises.

    Though, most of us dont really care what this station is called (as long as it provides an uninterrupted service), naming it Haiderpur does not make any sense. If going by the logic that the station should be named by the locality nearest then it should have been called ‘Ambedkar Nagar’. We all are eagerly waiting for this station to open for public use, and the inspection was done on 3rd and 4th November.

    Waiting for your update.

    Thanks 🙂

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  3. blah says:

    maybe haiderpur was used to appease muslims, because appeasing the mulla brigade is the first priority of the sickulars in this country

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