Chhattarpur station opens
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The Chhattarpur Metro station on the Qutub-Huda City Centre Metro line opened its gates to commuters on Thursday morning. The station, the last one to be opened on the route, got its mandatory clearances from the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) on Wednesday.
Construction on the station was delayed due to land acquisition issues, and while construction began only in October last year, work was completed in a record time of nine months. According to DMRC officials, 3,500 commuters had used the Metro station by 8 pm on Thursday.
The station is unique in its construction style, being built entirely with a steel facade. It also boasts of the largest parking space among all Delhi Metro stations, built over an area of 12,000 sq m.
Inspections will begin on Monday and Tuesday on the Central Secretariat-Gurgaon route, which is likely to become operational next week.
The Metro also recorded its highest single-day footfall ever on Wednesday, with 13.6 lakh people using the public transport. Officials said water-logging due to the heavy rains caused many people to ditch their vehicles and take the Metro instead. The earlier record for the highest single-day ridership was three days ago on Monday, August 23, when 13.12 lakh people travelled by the Metro. On Wednesday, the ridership was calculated at 13,60,017 commuters.
Metro Record footfall
Metro commuters on Wednesday
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