Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Tuesday, Feb 08, 2011
ePaper | Mobile/PDA Version
Google



New Delhi

News: ePaper | Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous | Engagements |
Advts:
Retail Plus | Classifieds | Jobs | Obituary |

New Delhi Printer Friendly Page   Send this Article to a Friend

Capital's rail terminal making steady strides

Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI: Since its inauguration in December 2009, the Anand Vihar rail terminal has been making steady strides towards its eventual goal of catering to most East-bound trains with the number of train services originating out of the station gradually increasing over time.

In keeping with that, rail services of three more new trains -- the New Delhi–Guwahati North East Express, Hazrat Nizamuddin-Jaynagar Garib Rath Express and the Hazrat Nizamuddin-Rajender Nagar Garib Rath Express -- are being shifted to originate from or terminate at Anand Vihar terminal from this week. Spread over 42 hectares, the Anand Vihar terminal was inaugurated by Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee in the presence of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on December 19, 2009, in keeping with its modernisation plans and development of rail infrastructure.

On the occasion of opening of the station, a special train was started from the new terminal to run between Anand Vihar terminal and Lucknow. Thereafter a number of Holi special trains and other regular trains also started to originate from or terminate at this terminal. These trains included the Hazrat Nizamuddin-Bapu Dham Motihari Garib Rath, Anand Vihar Terminal-Varanasi Garib Rath and Anand Vihar Terminal-Jogbani Seemanchal Express.

Furthermore, several trains operating from other railway stations in Delhi were also shifted to originate from or terminate at this terminal. These trains included the Delhi Sarai Rohilla-Rajender Nagar Jansadharan Express, New Delhi-Sitamarhi Lichhavi Express, Delhi Junction-Hatia Jharkhand Swaran Jayanti Express and Bhagalpur-New Delhi Vikramshila Express and New Delhi-Muzaffarpur Sapt Kranti Express. Northern Railway spokesperson Manish Tiwari said: “The railway stations of Delhi area -- Delhi Junction, New Delhi and Hazrat Nizamuddin -- have been catering to long distance trains to all over the country. But since the number of trains and passengers have increased over the years there was a need to build a new station. Thus the Anand Vihar rail terminal was built and gradually more and more trains are being run from this station.”

Built at an estimated cost of Rs. 85 crore, the railway station building at Anand Vihar has all the passenger facilities including ramp access for the physically-challengedpersons. The building also has a separate arrival and departure areas for speedy entry and exit and congestion-free movement.

The other facilities at the new terminal include subways for easy mobility within the station, ticket booking and enquiry counters, a booking hall, waiting halls, cloak rooms, automatic ticket vending machines, retiring rooms, computer-based announcement system, parking, electronic train indicator board, seating arrangements on platforms, lavatories and three platforms.

Mr. Tiwari said: “This railway station is one of the most physically-challenged passenger-friendly railway stations in the country for which where an organisation working for the physically-challenged people was consulted at each stage of implementation of the project from designing to final construction.”

Printer friendly page  
Send this article to Friends by E-Mail



New Delhi

News: ePaper | Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous | Engagements |
Advts:
Retail Plus | Classifieds | Jobs | Obituary | Updates: Breaking News |


News Update



The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
Group Sites: The Hindu | The Hindu ePaper | Business Line | Business Line ePaper | Sportstar | Frontline | Publications | eBooks | Images | Ergo | Home |

Copyright 2011, The Hindu. Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Hindu