The opening of the new Anand Vihar metro station on the upcoming Pink Line in September will bolster connectivity in Delhi. After the addition, Anand Vihar will get two metro stations — one on the Pink Line and other on the Blue line — apart from an existing railway station and an inter-state bus terminus right next to each other.
Besides integrating Delhi metro with other modes of transport, the station on the Shiv Vihar-Mukundpur corridor will benefit residents of East Delhi and Ghaziabad, who will save 30 minutes on travel to south Delhi or Faridabad and Gurgaon.
The line is part of Phase-3 of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), a part of which is slated to open in May. “This will be the first example of integration of multi-modal transport. For commuters at the railway station and the bus terminus, we have provided a separate entry point. As per a detailed project report, about 16,000 additional passengers will use this interchange station. Presently, about 24,000 passengers use this station every day,” a Delhi metro official said. More info