Discussion on more entry-exit points for stations on footpaths

  • | Sunday | 3rd December, 2023

Pune: Maha Metro officials will discuss the proposal to install more entry and exit points at Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj Park, Deccan Gymkhana and Yerawada stations with the civic body because most of the additional gates would come up on footpaths or along roads.More than 20 Metro stations are operational for commuters on two routes — Vanazto Ruby Hall Clinic and Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation to Civil Court.All the stations have at least one functional entry and exit point as of now.An official of the Maha Metro said, We are constructing additional entry-exit points on the footpaths. Maha Metro will utilise minimum space and keep the remaining space for pedestrians. We will work in coordination with the civic administration to develop the additional entry-exit points to avoid any future complications.Regular commuters said the new entry-exit gates should not occupy the entire footpath and create an obstruction for pedestrians.Ashok Ohol, a regular walker on JM Road, said the Metro works are underway outside Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj Park, where the entry and exit to the station are being built on footpaths on both sides of the road. Authorities concerned should provide adequate space for pedestrians. Many people use these footpaths every day for morning walks, Ohol said.An official from the Maha Metro said a cable-stayed bridge was being built across the Mutha river to provide commuters direct access to Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj Park. Similarly, a proposal to construct a walkway from Goodluck Chowk on FC Road to Deccan Gymkhana station is also under consideration, the official said.We also published the following articles recentlyChennai Metro prepares to prevent cyclone damage at stations and phase-2 construction siteThe Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) has implemented a range of measures in anticipation of heavy rainfall associated with an approaching cyclone. These measures include deploying 350 water pumps, setting up temporary retaining walls, stationing monitoring officers, and mobilizing over 200 workers and police personnel. The deployment of water pumps across CMRL premises aims to manage rainwater effectively. Temporary retaining walls have been positioned at entry points of five stations to prevent rainwater ingress. Police personnel will monitor elevated corridors to deter individuals from diverting rainwater into metro premises. A dedicated team will oversee metro stations from CMRLs operations control center, and a 24/7 helpline will be active.How new interchange stations are taking load off Delhi Metro hubsDelhi Metros Phase III expansion has led to an increase in footfall at new interchange stations like Mayur Vihar I and Anand Vihar. Older hubs like Rajiv Chowk and Kashmere Gate have seen stabilisation or marginal decline. Mayur Vihar I has become the fastest growing interchange station with a footfall rise of 163.5%. Anand Vihar also registered a 25.4% increase. The strategy of constructing new interchange hubs has helped decongest major stations and reduce travel time and fares for passengers.Tenders invited for metro 12 stations Kalyan-Taloja route deadline: 30 mthsMMRDA invites tenders for construction of KalyanTaloja Metro Line 12, an extension of Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan Line 5. The project includes the construction of an elevated viaduct and 19 stations. The cost of the project is Rs 1,877 crore.

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