Dwarka Sector 21 metro station
|Delhi Metro station|
|Location||Sector 21, Dwarka, New Delhi|
|Line(s)||Blue Line |
|Opened||30 October 2010 (Blue Line)|
23 February 2011 (Airport Express)
The Dwarka Sector 21 Metro Station is located on the Blue Line of the Delhi Metro. This station was built as an extension together with Dwarka Sector 8 in order to serve Dwarka residents better and provide interchange with the Delhi Airport Express. It was designed by Absolute Architecture. The station was inaugurated on 30 October 2010 after the completion of successful trials and approval from the railway inspector.
Interchange to the Delhi Airport Express are available. Besides serving as a transport hub for the Delhi Metro, two floors of the station will be used for commercial purposes. It will also be the first Delhi Metro station to feature hotel rooms within the complex. As of August 2014 it had the largest rooftop solar plant in the city. Through this plant, the DMRC plans to produce power for all operations at Dwarka Sector 21 station. The plant has a capacity of 500 kW every day, and is the largest of its kind in NCR under the Renewable Energy Service model and is a result of cooperation between DMRC and Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) through 'ComSolar', a project that supports commercialization of solar energy in India.
This station has been installed with platform screen doors on the orange line.
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- "Soon, eat, shop, stay at Metro station". Hindustan Times. 29 October 2010. Archived from the original on 1 November 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2013.
- "Delhi's largest solar plant at Dwarka Sector 21 Metro station". Times of India. 11 August 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
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