Delhi Metro to Install Platform Screen Doors by 2016

Due to an increasing ridership that fills up stations quickly and instances of suicides, the Delhi Metro Rail Corp (DMRC) will be installing platform screen doors (PSDs) on 6 stations by 2016. These doors act as a partition between the platforms & track area, and only open & close when a train arrives/departs. Currently, only the Airport Express line has such doors. The upcoming Pink line (Mukundpur to Shiv Vihar) and Magenta line (Janakpuri West – Botanical Garden) will have PSDs installed when they start operating.

The six stations where these PSDs will come up are along the Yellow line:

  1. Central Secretariat
  2. Rajiv Chowk (Connaught Place)
  3. New Delhi (Railway Station)
  4. Chawri Bazaar
  5. Chandni Chowk
  6. Kashmere Gate

Out of these, the Chawri Bazaar station will be the first station where the PSDs will be installed.

Platform Screen Doors on Airport Express Line - photo: newkem, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Platform Screen Doors on Airport Exp Line – photo: newkem, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

The PSDs will be installed by a team of Indian & Korean companies during the night (non-revenue hours) when the metro doesn’t run. After extensive testing, the PSDs will finally start functioning by 2016.


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