Saturday, December 02, 2017

Peek into Delhi’s only travelator outside IGI

New Delhi: Delhiites had their first experience of travelators, or moving walkways, in 2010 when Terminal 3 of Indira Gandhi International Airport opened. Now the horizontal version of the escalator is moving out of the rarefied environs of an airport and coming to the metro stations at Rajouri Garden and Dhaula Kuan.
The travelators that Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is installing at the foot-overbridges in the two places will connect Dhaula Kuan station on the Airport Express Line with the upcoming Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus station of the Pink Line and the existing Rajouri Garden station on the Blue Line with the upcoming station on the Pink Line. The FOB at Rajouri Garden is nearing completion and commuters should hopefully be able to use the travelator by next month. "Four moving walkways are being installed to connect the existing Rajouri Garden station with New Rajouri Garden Station of the Pink Line. Two moving walkways, each 84 metres long and another of 50 metres will be put in," a DMRC spokesperson said. "They can transport 9,000 to 11,700 persons per hour depending on the speed."
02/12/17 Sidharatha Roy/Times of India