The Dhansa Bus Stand – Najafgarh section on the Grey Line of Delhi Metro was formally inaugurated for passenger services by the Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri and the Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal via video conferencing on Saturday. The Dhansa Bus Stand is an underground station and an extension of the presently operational Dwarka- Najafgarh Corridors. This extension will immensely benefit the residents of the interior areas around Najafgarh and Dhansa Bus Stand.
The station has some special features as well-
The station has been designed as a four-level underground structure where there will be the platform at the bottom,at an approximate depth of 18 metres, followed by the concourse and then an entire floor for parking above it with the roof level at the top.
The Dhansa Bus Stand Metro station is the first ever underground Metro station of the Delhi Metro network to have an entire underground floor dedicated for parking of vehicles. The parking facility will be integrated with the main station area where vehicle users will be able to park their cars and two wheelers and then proceed to the concourse of the station directly using lifts and escalators.
The parking lot is equipped with facilities such as the entry and exit ramps, lifts, staircases, escalators etc. The facility has a parking space for about 110 cars and 185 two wheelers. There would be provision for property development activities at the ground level in the future.
The parking facility will be of great benefit to the local residents as the adjoining areas are extremely congested with very limited space for parking of vehicles. The parking space has ramps on two sides for entry and exit of vehicles. There are two entry/exit facilities which connect the parking lot both with the surface above and the platform below.
The station has also been adorned with beautiful artwork, reflecting the history of people of the region coming together. The artworks will be eye catching for any passenger passing through the station and might generate interest in the place itself.