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ITO Metro Station open: All you need to know in 8 points

Tue June 09 2015, 5:17 pm
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    The centrally located ITO Metro Station in Delhi was thrown open to commuters today by Delhi CM and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal and Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu launched the formal extension of services of the Badarpur-Mandi House section till ITO.

    Caption: Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu (C), Science & Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan (2nd Right), Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal (3rd Right) and DMRC chief Mangu Singh (Left) flagging off a metro train at the inauguration of the Mandi House- ITO line in New Delhi on Monday. (PTI)

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    1. The station, which is tipped to be one of the busiest in the entire Delhi Metro network, is expected to take traffic load off the busy ITO intersection. Arvind Kejriwal used the occasion to make a political point when he said, "Delhi Metro is the symbol of Centre-State cooperation and this is how the two should work in every field."

    Caption: Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu (Left), Science & Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan (R), Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal (2nd Right) and DMRC chief Mangu Singh at the inauguration of the Mandi House- ITO line in New Delhi on Monday. (PTI)

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    2. The single-line extension is a first in the history of Delhi Metro, which was also behind the delay, as it was not permitted as per Metro Railway General Rules. Construction work was completed by January itself.

    Caption: ART work seen on the wall at the newly inaugurated ITO metro station in New Delhi on June 8th 2015. (Express photo by Ravi Kanojia.)

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    3. Later, the Urban Development Ministry amended and notified changes to the Metro Railway General Rules, 2013, to allow operations on single-line sections, paving the way for CMRS inspection and its eventual launch.

    Caption: Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu (L), Science & Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan (2nd Right), Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal (3rd R) and DMRC chief Mangu Singh at the inauguration of the Mandi House- ITO line in New Delhi on Monday. (PTI)

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    4. Train services on this 971-metre section is estimated to benefit 22,000 passengers daily to begin with and is expected to rise to 31,000 by 2021, enhancing DMRC's annual revenue by Rs 8 crore.

    Caption: People looking at a display board at Permanent Exhibition showcasing the areas history at ITO Metro Station, in New Delhi on Monday. The Mandi House - ITO line was inaugurated on Monday. (PTI)

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    5. The station on the Violet Line is also expected to take load off the busy ITO intersection, which according to an estimate is used by over 1.75 lakh vehicles everyday.

    Caption: A man take a selfie after inauguration of ITO metro station in New Delhi on June 8th 2015. (Express photo by Ravi Kanojia.)

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    6. The eponymous station, which was decked up on the occasion, would also showcase the multi-layered history of the ITO area stretching from the Supreme Court to the ruins of Firoz Shah Kotla, with a permanent exhibition.

    Caption: Delhi Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal (2nd R) with BJP leaders Venkaiah Naidu (2nd Left), MP Minakshi Lekhi and Dr, Harshvardhan (R) at the inauguration of ITO metro station in New Delhi on June 8th 2015. (Express photo by Ravi Kanojia.)

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    7. ITO is the last station to be launched individually before the entire Mandi House-Kashmere Gate, 9.37 km 'heritage corridor', is commissioned by the end of 2016. Other stations in the corridor include Delhi Gate, Jama Masjid, Red Fort and Kashmere Gate.

    Caption: Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu, Science & Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan (C) and DMRC chief Mangu Singh (L) at the inauguration of the Mandi House- ITO line in New Delhi on Monday. (PTI)

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    8. Passengers from ITO would be able to access the Blue Line (Dwarka Sector 21-Noida City Centre/Vaishali) by taking a ride to Mandi House or Yellow Line (Huda City Centre to Jahangirpuri) from the Central Secretariat station, thus bringing the area closer to residents of South and East Delhi.

    Caption: Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu, Science & Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan (R), Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal (L) and DMRC chief Mangu Singh at the inauguration of the Mandi House- ITO line in New Delhi on Monday. (PTI)

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