The Kashmere Gate is a Delhi Metro station in Delhi, on the Red Line, Yellow Line and Violet Line. It is a transfer station between the Red Line on the highest upper level, the Yellow Line on the lowest underground level and Violet Line on the parallel underground level. It is the busiest metro station in India. It was named on 25 December 2002. During peak hours, it serves as an alternate Northern Terminus for the yellow line along with Vishwa Vidyalaya.
|Delhi Metro station|
|Owned by||Delhi Metro|
|Line(s)||Red Line Yellow Line Violet Line|
|Platforms||Island platform (Yellow Line)|
Platform-1 → Huda City Centre
Platform-2 → Samaypur Badli Island platform (Violet Line)
Platform-5 → Raja Nahar Singh
Platform 6 → Terminus
|Structure type||Elevated (Red Line)|
Underground (Yellow Line)
Underground (Violet Line)
|Opened||25 December 2002 (Red Line)|
20 December 2004 (Yellow Line)
28 May 2017 (Violet Line)
|Electrified||25 kV 50 Hz AC through overhead catenary|
Location within Delhi
The Kashmere Gate Metro station services the historic Kashmiri Gate area of Delhi, and is currently the largest metro station within the Delhi metro with area of about 118,400 square feet (11,000 m2) and the only 3 line interchange metro station in India. The giant station has over 6 floors. It has facilities like restaurants, fast food centres, McDonald's, Burger King, water vending machines, 3 toilet complexes, over 35 escalators, Ticket vending machines etc.
Under the Delhi Metro Phase III plan, the Violet Line was extended from its current terminus to meet the Yellow and Red Lines at Kashmere Gate station. This will provide an alternative route between Central Secretariat and Kashmere Gate, alleviating crowds on the heavily used Yellow Line. It was inaugurated on 28 May 2017 by the then Union minister Sh. Venkaiah Naidu .