The first ever ever inter-change station in the National Capital Region (NCR), outside the boundaries of Delhi is Botanical Garden Noida.
- Touted as the ‘Rajiv Chowk’ of NCR, the station will directly connect Noida with South Delhi and even the domestic airport.
- This station will provide commuters with an inter-change between the currently operational Wave City Center Station – Dwarka Sector 21 corridor and the upcoming Janakpuri West – Botanical Garden corridor.
- A new building parallel to the existing Botanical Garden station has been built to turn the station into an inter-change point which will be operational by the end of this year.
- There will be platform-to-platform and concourse-to-concourse connectivity, hence, paid & unpaid area connectivity.
- With the construction of this new inter-change station, travelling time between Noida and Gurgaon will come down by over 30 minutes bringing down the journey time to 50 minutes with an inter-change at Hauz Khas.
- Noida residents will also get a direct access to the Delhi airport. “For the first time, Noida will get directly connected with the domestic terminals of the Indira Gandhi International Airport. The journey from Botanical Garden station to the domestic terminal will take about 40 minutes only,” explained Anuj Dayal, Executive Director (Corporate Communications), Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).
- The station will connect this satellite city in Uttar Pradesh directly with important locations of South Delhi such as Nehru Place, Kalkaji, Hauz Khas and so on.
- The projected inter-change load of the new station as per the Detailed Project Report will be 97,780 in 2016. At present, approximately 14,000 passengers use the station every-day. It also has a total parking area of about 1,420 square metres.
Source: The Hindu