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ITO TO KASHMERE GATE CORRIDOR DETAILS

Corridor details:

This entirely underground 5.17 kilometre long section comprises of four stations – Delhi Gate, Jama Masjid, Lal Quila and Kashmere Gate. The Kashmere Gate station will become the first ever interchange facility of the Delhi Metro system to provide interconnectivity between three corridors of the network (violet line with red and yellow lines).


This section, also called the heritage line passes through various historical landmarks of the Old Delhi such as Delhi Gate, Jama Masjid and Red Fort. After the commissioning of this section, residents of Faridabad and various south Delhi areas such as Govindpuri, Kalkaji, Nehru Place, East of Kailash etc will be able to travel directly to Old Delhi and vice versa.


Commuters travelling on the yellow line between Central Secretariat and Kashmere Gate will also have another alternative of using the violet line for reaching the same destinations which, in turn, will decongest the system.


After the commissioning of this section, the entire 9.37 kilometre long Central Secretariat – Kashmere Gate section will be operational and become a part of the 43.40 kilometre long Escorts Mujesar – Kashmere Gate violet line corridor. This corridor is also being currently extended to Ballabhgarh from Escorts Mujesar (3.2 kilometres).


Since the corridor passes through areas of great historical importance, the stations have been decorated with panels and artworks depicting the glory of the bygone era. DMRC had tied up with the art and culture body INTACH for artworks at the stations. During construction also, adequate care was taken to ensure that the monuments nearby were not harmed in any way by Metro construction. The Heritage Line was given clearance by NMA (National Monuments Authority) on 13th February 2013.


Station details:

Delhi Gate station
  1. The Delhi Gate station is close to the Heritage Monument Delhi Gate, which is a 17th century monument built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan.
  2. The area around Delhi Gate Metro Station is surrounded by modern constructions of Maulana Azad Medical College on its western side and Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium on its north-eastern side.  Other structures include LNJP Hospital, Ambedkar stadium and Asaf Ali Park.
  3. The station is situated right below the extremely busy Netaji Subhash Marg which connects New Delhi with Old Delhi.
  4. This design of this station has been made to cater as an interchange station for Phase – IV.
  5. There are five entry / exits.
    1. Parsi Anjuman Guest House
    2. LNJP Hospital
    3. Oriental Bank of Commerce building
    4. Ambedkar stadium
    5. Ferozeshah Kotla stadium
  6. Length of the station is 250 mts and the depth of the station is approx 16 mts.
  7. The interior of the station has been done in Granite and steel and stainless steel canopies are being used at the Entry / Exit to give it an aesthetic look.
  8. The station has been adorned with various panels that depicts the history of the city of Delhi, earlier called Shahjahanabad. The panels talk about the history of Delhi Gate and the Delhi of the Mughal Era known as Shahjahanabad. DMRC has a tie up with INTACH to work on the panels.
Jama Masjid station

  1. The Jama Masjid station is close to the famous 17th century Mosque, Jama Masjid built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. It is one of the largest Mosques in India
  2. The area around the Jama Masjid Metro Station is surrounded by modern constructions of Kasturba Hospital. Famous landmarks of Delhi like the famous Meena Bazaar Market, Parda Bagh and Mahavir Vatika are in the vicinity.
  3. The station has come right beneath Subhash Park.
  4. There are four entry / exits.
    • near Red Fort
    • on Netaji Subhash Marg
    • near Meena Bazaar towards Jama Masjid
    • on KG Marg towards Ksturba Hospital and Daryaganj

  5. Tunneling between Delhi Gate and Jama Masjid was extremely challenging and a mid – shaft had to be constructed at Golcha for retrieval of two TBMs.
  6. A total of 03 TBMs were used for tunneling from Jama Masjid to Delhi Gate as one TBM had got stuck and damaged just beneath Golcha after encountering hard rock.
  7. The Length of both the tunnels form Jama Masjid to Delhi Gate is 1067 mts.
  8. Length of the station is 223 mts and the depth of the station from Ground Level is approx 17 mts.
  9. The Length and width of the platform is 140 mts and 12 mts respectively.
  10. The number of lifts and escalators at the station is as follows

    • Ground to Concourse – 03 lifts and 04 escalators
    • Concourse to Platform  - 01 lift and 02 escalators
  11. The theme of the station is historical and the look has been accentuated with metal work and stone cladding


.Lal Qila station
  1. The Lal Qila  station is close to the famous 17th century fort, which served as the residence of Mughal Emperors. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan.
  2. The Area around the Red Fort Metro Station is surrounded by Old and New Lajpat Rai Markets and buildings and kiosks of Subhash Marg, Angoori Bagh, Jain Temple and P. G. Market.
  3. There are four entry / exits.
    • 02 towards Red Fort
    • 02 towards Lajpat Rai Market.
  4. Length of the station is 250 mts and the width of the station is 20 mts.
  5. Depth of the station from Ground Level is approx 16 mts.
  6. The Length and width of the platform is 140 mts and 12 mts respectively.
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  8. The number of lifts and escalators at the station is as follows
    • Ground to Concourse – 02 lifts and 04 escalators
    • Concourse to Platform  - 01 lift and 02 escalators
  9. The station has been done in granite with stone cladding in the interior.
  10. The facade of the station is similar to the façade of Lal Qila and has been done in red sandstone.
Kashmere Gate Interchange

  1. The existing Kashmere Gate Metro station is the interchange station for Line 01 (Red Line) and Line 02 (Yellow Line).
  2. The new station is an interchange point for Line 6 (violet line) also.
  3. This makes the Kashmere Gate metro station the first station of the Delhi Metro network to have three interchanges.
  4. The existing Kashmere Gate metro station has 07 entry/exit points for Line 1 and Line 2. In the new station, there will be total 8 entry/exit points. Out of these entry / exit points, Gate No. 05 and 06 will be common to Line 2 and Line 6.
  5. The existing station has five levels:
    1. Platform for Line -1 (Elevated)

    2. Concourse for Line-1 (Elevated)
    3. Entry / Exit point at Grade for Line-1, Line-2 and Line-6
    4. Concourse of Line-2 and Line-6 (underground)
    5. Platform for Line-2 and Line-6 (underground)

  6. The connectivity with the new station is as follows
    1. The concourse of Line 2 is connected with concourse of Line 6 at the same level at 03 places.
    2. The concourse of Line 6 also connects with concourse of Line 1 with the help of 06 escalators.
    3. Connectivity between Line 1 and Line 2 remains the same.
  7. The new station also has an entry / exit point (common Gate No. 5 and 6) on Lala Hardev Sahai (GT Karnal road) and one lift from Ground to Concourse for easy accessibility.
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  9. The subway between Gate No. 5 and 6 will also be used by the public to cross Lala Hardev Singh Marg.
  10. One additional entry/exit has been made for the new station towards the newly proposed ISBT which will be Gate No. 8.
  11. The new station is connected to the existing station at 04 levels, 03 at underground levels and 01 elevated concourse of existing station with concourse of new station with escalator.
  12. The escalators connecting Line 1 and Line 6 are 14.6 mts long.
  13. The new station had a major engineering challenge. In the initial alignment, the new station was infringing on the existing station. Since the existing station could not be disturbed, the new station had to be curved at the Platform Level. The radius of the curve is 1, 000 mts. due to this, the downline is curved, while the upline is straight.
  14. Because of the same reason (infringement with existing station), the platform of the new station is also tapered. The width of the platform at the south end (Lal Qila side) is 14 mts and it narrows down to the North end to 8.5 mts.
  15. This station was built using Cut & Cover and both the Top down and Bottom Up technology were used in this station.
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  17. Length of the station box is 229 mts.
  18. Total length of the platform is 140 mts.
  19. Depth of the station from ground to track level is 15 mts
  20. The reversal at this station has been built using NATM / Cut and Cover.
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  22. Physical work on this station started in March 2012.
  23. DMRC has a tie up with INTACH to work on the panels.
  24. The Kashmere Gate Metro Station will play a very important role in Multi Modal Integration (MMI) of various transport systems. The Kashmere Gate intersection is very close to ISBT,  having interstate and DTC Bus stand and Metro stations connecting almost every part of the City and further connecting it with Faridabad in Haryana, Ghaziabad in UP in near future will have maximum ridership.
  25. The station is also very close to the Old Delhi Railway station of Northern Railway. Very important Markets Like Chandni Chowk, Chawri Bazar, Sadar Bazar and many more also bring more people and transport to the area.
  26. There are also local and inter-state taxi and auto stands in the vicinity, apart from cycle rickshaws and battery operated rickshaws which contribute to the local transport in the area.
  27. Multi Modal Integration (MMI) at the station as per Unified Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure Planning & Engineering Centre (UTTIPEC) guidelines will include; Re-Alignment of roads for smooth flow of traffic, Construction of 4 level Parking- cum Local Bus stand, Re-location of Bus Stops, Continuous pedestrian pathways, spaces for Autos/ Rickshaws, Space for /Vendors away from the Passenger Entry/Exit points and provision of kiosks.


Additional Information:
As a pilot project, two entry points have been installed at Lal Quila and two exit points have been installed at jama Masjid through which the commuters will be able to enter and then exit using their mobile phones. These gates will be known as ‘Dream Gates’ and will be first of their kind anywhere in the country.


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