Adequate width of road (in case of station being in the middle of road), Availability of land for locating entry exit structures Parking and Dispersal facilities, DG set, Fire water tank, ventilation shafts and minimal property acquisition are some of the other challenges which are faced while fixing the location of the station. Inter station distance to be about 1-km. Stations are not located on gradients, and are always to be on horizontal alignment. Alignment should be straight to the extent possible, in case the station must be located on curves due to other pressing demands, the curve should not be sharper than 1000-m radius. Although stations are preferred to be close to road intersection, the effort is to locate them not directly over the intersection so that the station structure does not hamper the flow of traffic.
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