IIT Delhi metro station

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IIT Delhi
Delhi Metro station
Coordinates28°32′49″N 77°11′32″E / 28.5470166°N 77.1923255°E / 28.5470166; 77.1923255
Owned byDelhi Metro
Operated byDelhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC)
Line(s)     Magenta Line
PlatformsPlatform-1 →Botanical Garden
Platform-2 →Janakpuri West
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeUnderground, Double-track
Platform levels2
Disabled accessHandicapped/disabled access
Other information
StatusStaffed, Operational
History
OpenedMay 29, 2018; 16 months ago (2018-05-29)
Electrified25 kV 50 Hz AC through overhead catenary
Services
Preceding station   Delhi Metro   Following station
Magenta Line
Location
IIT Delhi Metro Station is located in Delhi
IIT Delhi Metro Station
IIT Delhi Metro Station
Location in South Delhi

The IIT Delhi metro station is located on the Magenta Line of the Delhi Metro. It was opened to public on 29 May 2018.

Controversy[edit]

Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-D) has approached the authorities to remove the mention of IIT or the coaching institute FIITJEE from the name of the Metro station near its campus, saying it could mislead students into thinking they have a tie-up. FIITJEE has become the sponsor of the soon-to-be opened Metro station opposite IIT-D. Signage installed at the station has named it FIITJEE IIT, coupling the two names.[1]

IIT Delhi has approached the high court opposing the naming rights of a metro station near the institute being acquired by a coaching institute.[2][3] High Court decided in favor of IIT and ordered to remove FIITJEE branding from the IIT Metro Station. The new signage displays only the institute's name along with that of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).

On this the director of IIT Delhi quoted to media "We never wanted the IIT’s name to be associated with any coaching institute holding commercial interests. We are happy the issue has been settled, BIS is a good brand to be associated with as it aligns with the image of our institute. Both (IITD and BIS) set standards in their own domains,” said Rao. The BIS is the national standards body of India working under the aegis of ministry of consumer affairs, food & public distribution."[4]

History[edit]

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, Ticket/token, shops
P Eastbound Platform 1 → Toward Botanical Garden
Island platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Westbound Platform 2 Toward ← Janakpuri West

Track Layout[edit]

IIT Delhi metro track layout
2
1
Station with two tracks and one Island platforms

Entry/exit[edit]

IIT Delhi metro station Entry/exits
Gate No-1 Gate No-2

Connections[edit]

Bus[edit]

Delhi Transport Corporation bus routes number 344, 448, 448B, 448CL, 507CL, 620, 764, 764EXT, 764S, 774, AC-620, AC-764, serves the station from nearby IIT Gate bus stop.[5][6]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IIT-Delhi does not want metro station near its campus to be named FIITJEE-IIT". Hindustan Times. 27 May 2018. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  2. ^ "IIT moves HC on metro station naming - Times of India ►". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  3. ^ "'FIITJEE at Metro station tarnishing image': Delhi IIT moves HC". The Indian Express. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  4. ^ "IIT wins battle against FIITJEE, signage removed from metro station". Economic Times. 3 December 2018.
  5. ^ http://delhi.gov.in/wps/wcm/connect/DOIT_DTC/dtc/home
  6. ^ http://businfo.dimts.in/businfo/Bus_info/SearchBusStop.aspx

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