In a first-of-its-kind project, Grey Line’s Dhansa station is all set to be the first
underground station to boast an underground parking lot.
There’s been quite a buzz lately among South-West Delhiites about the upcoming Grey Line, which would connect Blue Line’s Dwarka Metro Station to Dhansa Bus Station. The Dhansa Metro Station is to be a four level structure – three levels of which would be underground. The lowest level would be the platform, followed by a concourse and an entire floor dedicated to underground car parking. This parking lot would be the FIRST EVER underground parking lot in an underground metro station in Delhi.
“The platform will be at an approximate depth of 21 metres below ground level. Above it will be the concourse floor and then an entire level will be reserved for parking,” a Metro spokesperson said.
“Along with space for parking, there would also be provision for property development activities at the ground level in future,” the spokesperson added.
According to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), the parking lot would be 200 metres long and 32 metres wide, enclosing a total area of 64,000 sq. metres. Its capacity would be that of about 130 cars. There would be ramps on two sides for vehicles’ entry and exit.
The station would have two entry and two exit points connecting the parking lot with the ground level above and the platform below. The parking lot would be particularly utilitarian for the concerned area as Najafgarh is a congested region with limited parking facilities.
“At present, the Hindon River Metro station on the Dilshad Garden – Shaheed Sthal (New Bus Adda) Line has a basement parking facility, though it is an elevated station. The New Delhi station of the Airport Express Line has a multilevel parking lot above the station,” a senior Metro official said.
The five kilometre long Grey Line is likely to be fully constructed by September this year, and would be opened for the public by year-end.
By Muskaan Gupta