Days Before Opening, Delhi’s Bhikaji Cama Metro Station Flooded
The Bhikaji Cama Place metro station falls on Delhi Metro’s Pink Line.
Heavy rain caused water to leak inside Delhi Metro’s soon-to-be-open Bhikaji Cama station on the Pink Link just days before it was set to start functioning.
According to a PTI report, water logging was caused by heavy rain around an entry gate. A portion of the footpath adjoining it has sunk in a bit.
The station is expected to be inaugurated in early August.
An official at the Delhi Metro told PTI:
Due to heavy rain on 29 July, around midnight, the storm-water drain running along Ring Road was completely inundated and there was a reverse flow of the excess water towards Gate number 3 of the Bhikaji Cama Place metro station.
He also told PTI that repair work is in progress and should be finished in the next two days.
Earlier this month part of a road outside the newly-built Greater Kailash Metro Station on the Magenta Line caved in after heavy rainfall.
A top DMRC official had last week told the news agency many of the newly-opened corridors or those awaiting opening were facing their first monsoon, but efforts were on to ensure all issues were ironed out, based on previous experience from the old corridors.
The metro users and those waiting to hop on the Pink Line from Bhikaji Cama Place, however, have taken to social media to share the sorry state of the yet-to-open station:
(With PTI inputs.)
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