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History of Railway Stations - ANVT/Delhi Anand Vihar Terminal  
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History of Railway Stations - ANVT/Delhi Anand Vihar Terminal

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Delhi Anand Vihar Terminal Railway Station.
#History:- The city of Delhi heavily depends on the Rail
transport to cater for the increasing load of
to their destinations. The long-
distance trains from Delhi used to ply from
three stations namely Delhi Junction (Old
Delhi), New Delhi and Hazrat Nizamuddin
Railway Stations. These stations lacked the
infrastructure facilities to handle such high
passenger rush. Also, Delhi is the connecting
station for the cities in the Northern states
Punjab , Haryana , Himachal Pradesh ,
Uttarakhand and Jammu and Kashmir. With
increasing passenger pressure at the existing
stations, the requirement of additional major
passenger terminals was identified by the
Northern Railways. The East-bound trains
from Delhi to the states of Uttar Pradesh ,
Bihar, Orissa , Jharkhand West Bengal and
other North-eastern states had to cross the
bridge over River Yamuna as all the three
stations are located on the other side of the
river. Thus, the area of Anand Vihar was
selected in the trans-Yamuna region to
construct a mega-railway terminal. In
2003, Union railway minister Nitish Kumar
announced that Delhi would get a new rail
terminal at Anand Vihar. The station
was commissioned in the 2003 rail budget[6]
and in December 2003, Northern Railway
floated a tender to employ consultants for
Phase-I of Anand Vihar railway station
project.The foundation stone of the
station was laid by the then Union Minister of
Railways, Nitish Kumar on 25 January 2004.
The first phase was expected to be
completed by 2006.
#Opened:-19 December 2009.
#Noofplatforms:-3(1 Phase).
12211/12212 Muzaffarpur Garib Rath Express.
12557/12558 Sapt Kranti Express.
12367/12368 Vikramshila Express.
12387/12388 Jansasharan Express.
14005/14006 Lichchavi Express.
12505/12506 North East Express.
12487/12488 Seemanchal Express.
12443/12444 Haldia Express.
12427/12428 Rewa Express.
12039/12040 Kathgodam Shatabdi Express.
22407/22408 Varanasi Garib Rath Express.
22409/22410 Sasaram Garib Rath Express.
12569/12570 Jayanagar Garib Rath Express.
22405/22406 Bhagalpur Garib Rath Express.
15621/15622 Kamakhya Express.
12817/12818 Jharkhand Swarna Jayanti Express Via BKSC.
12873/12874 Jharkhand Swarna Jayanti Express Via BRKA.
#Facilities:- The station has facilities like booking office,
booking counters, waiting halls with facilities
for handicapped passengers, separate arrival
and departure areas, cloak rooms,
reservation halls, toilets, parcel and luggage
office, operational and service
accommodation and parking areas.The
station also has some modern amenities like
ATMs, a touch-screen enquiry system, foreign
exchange counters, commercial and
maintenance offices, food plazas, and a
computerised ticketing facility. Retiring rooms
and dormitories are also be provided in the
station building.The terminal has a
separate parcel loading facility, two escalators
and six lifts and a special heritage gallery and
custom-made subways which can be used by
physically challenged passengers. It will
also be the only station in the India where
loading and unloading of parcels, linen and
food items will be carried out at the station
yard and not in the platform as per the
prevailing practise, to keep the platforms
#Thestation:- The new terminal was developed to
decongest the New Delhi Railway Station,
Delhi Junction (Old Delhi) and Hazrat
Nizamuddin Railway Station. The terminal is
modelled on the lines of the Vashi terminal
at Navi Mumbai.The new terminal also
helped to relieve congestion on roads into
New Delhi, reducing the load of a million
people daily entering the city. The railway
terminal is integrated with the Anand Vihar
Interstate Bus Terminal (Vivekanand Bus
Terminal) and the Anand Vihar station of the
Delhi Metro located close by, thus
transforming it into a major transportation
hub of Delhi. Further, widening of the rail
overbridge at Anand Vihar is planned as the
current structure is not capable for handling
the traffic.
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