Kashmere Gate metro station

Summary

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.[2] 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.

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Kashmere Gate
Delhi Metro station
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Kashmere Gate metro station
General information
LocationIndia
Coordinates28°40′03″N 77°13′41″E / 28.667489°N 77.228045°E / 28.667489; 77.228045Coordinates: 28°40′03″N 77°13′41″E / 28.667489°N 77.228045°E / 28.667489; 77.228045
Owned byDelhi Metro
Line(s) Red Line   Yellow Line   Violet Line 
PlatformsIsland platform (Yellow Line)
Platform-1 → Huda City Centre
Platform-2 → Samaypur Badli

Side platform (Red Line)
Platform-3 → Rithala
Platform-4 → Shaheed Sthal (New Bus Adda)

Island platform (Violet Line)
Platform-5 → Raja Nahar Singh
Platform 6 → Terminus
Tracks6
Construction
Structure typeElevated (Red Line)
Underground (Yellow Line)
Underground (Violet Line)
Platform levels3
ParkingCar parking Available
Disabled accessYes Disabled access
Other information
Station codeKG
History
Opened25 December 2002 (Red Line)
20 December 2004 (Yellow Line)
28 May 2017 (Violet Line)
Electrified25 kV 50 Hz AC through overhead catenary
Passengers
300,000[1]
Services
Preceding station Delhi Metro logo.svg Delhi Metro Following station
Shastri Park Red Line Tis Hazari
towards Rithala
Civil Lines Yellow Line Chandni Chowk
Terminus Violet Line Lal Qila
Location
Kashmere Gate is located in Delhi
Kashmere Gate
Kashmere Gate
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)[3] and the only 3 line interchange metro station in India.[4] 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.

Phase III connectionsEdit

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 .[5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kashmere Gate Metro station steals Rajiv Chowk's crown | Delhi News - Times of India".
  2. ^ "Station Information". Archived from the original on 19 June 2010. Retrieved 26 June 2010.
  3. ^ "Delhi: Kashmere Gate Metro station to be double the size of Rajiv Chowk". 7 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Heritage Line takes some pressure off Rajiv Chowk". The Hindu. 30 May 2017.
  5. ^ "First Tunnel Breakthrough Of Phase - III At Janpath Metro Station". Retrieved 10 June 2013.

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External linksEdit

  • Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (Official site)
  • Delhi Metro Annual Reports


  1. ^ Kashmere Gate Delhi Metro Station