By next year, Delhi Metro’s Phase III expansion would add 140 km to the existing network and nearly 15 lakh passengers to the daily ridership figure. In order to ensure smooth flow of commuters, Delhi Metro is on the process of installing 210 new automatic fare collection (AFC) gates in key stations across its network. The authorities are hoping that installing the new gates would help in reducing passenger growls during entry or exit from the stations.
Among the new gates, 20 will be installed at Huda City Centre Station of Yellow Line, a major terminal station located in Gurgaon, which sees a huge number of footfalls every day. At the Govindpuri and Nehru Place stations of Violet Line, 10 new gates each are to be installed. Eight new gates are being installed at the Kalkaji Mandir station, while four each will be put up at Badarpur, Jasola and Moolchand stations. On the Yellow line, eight gates would be put up at INA, Hauz Khas and MG Road stations.