New Delhi: Seven new Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) gates have been installed at Delhi Metro's Rajiv Chowk station to facilitate smooth exit of passengers deboarding from Yellow Line trains which run between Jahangirpuri and Gurgaon's Huda City Centre.
These additional gates will reduce the congestion in the exit point area towards F-Block of Connaught Place. This exit point registers maximum outflow, a Metro statement said.
In this regard, Metro had previously opened the Viewers Gallery, the unpaid area of the busy intersection, to allow its passengers to move over the tracks of Blue Line without crossing the foot-over-bridge.
However, it has very few takers as of now. "These additional gates will facilitate smooth and swift exit of passengers of Yellow Line (Line-2) from the station without getting into the way of Blue Line (ie, Line-3 Dwarka Sec-21 to Noida City Centre) passengers within the paid area and vice versa and will avoid unnecessary criss-crossing while interchange," the statement added.
Adequate signages have been installed to guide passengers towards these gates, it said.
With these new installations, the number of Automatic Fare Collection gates at Rajiv Chowk has gone up to 46, the maximum for any station in the entire Metro network.