|23 January 2004|
|Ministry of Railways|
RAILWAY MINISTER TO LAY FOUNDATION FOR ANAND VIHAR COACHING TERMINAL
The Union Minister of Railways Shri Nitish Kumar will lay the foundation for the development of a new coaching terminal at Anand Vihar, Delhi at a function on January 25, 2004.
The new passenger terminal will cost about Rs. 284 crores. It will be constructed in two phases, out of which phase-I has been sanctioned at a cost of Rs. 85 crores in the Works Programme of 2003-2004. Besides, third and fourth lines will be laid as access lines from Sahibabad to the terminal at a cost of Rs. 49 crores.
The Phase-I of the Anand Vihar Terminal will comprise three platforms, two washing lines, three stabilizing lines, sick line shed and two independent lines from Sahibabad.
When fully completed as per the Delhi Master Plan, the 42 hectares Anand Vihar coaching terminal will have five platforms, five washing lines, seven stabilizing lines, coach maintenance infrastructure having one sick line with maintenance shed.
The Anand Vihar coaching terminal will cater to train services to and from east and north east India. It will decongest Delhi and New Delhi stations, which are suffering from severe constraints of space and movement. It will also provide easy access to the traffic from the east and north east region of the National Capital Territory of Delhi.