Anand Vihar – Vaishali Section Of The Delhi Metro Inaugurated Today
The 2.57 kilometer long Anand Vihar to Vaishali section of the Delhi Metro was opened for the general public today with the trains starting simultaneously from Anand Vihar and Vaishali Metro stations at 7:00 AM. With the opening of this section, Metro will be entering Uttar Pradesh for the second time after Noida. This section is the extension of the 6.26 kms long Yamuna Bank – Anand Vihar Metro corridor which is also called Line 4 (Blue Line). The section comprises of two stations namely Kaushambi and Vaishali
This stretch is expected to add more than 40, 000 more metro passengers into the system as it will benefit people living in Ghaziabad district and nearby areas immensely since they will not have to travel all the way to Delhi to board the Metro anymore. This will also take the load off the Anand Vihar Metro station’s ridership which is situated at the border of Delhi and Ghaziabad. The Vaishali station one of the largest stations of the network with an area of 15, 790 sq mts. and is more important as it will connect the large residential area of
Vaishali. With the opening of this section, Dwarka Sector 21 to Vaishali will become the second longest corridor of the Delhi Metro network with a route length of approx. 46 kms after Noida which is approx. 49 kms.
The MoU between The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) was signed on 24th March 2008 with land being provided by GDA for station and station facilities, including parking.
Power supply for the OHE and Traction will be provided from Delhi’s Indraprastha substation; the same one that feeds the section till Anand Vihar ISBT Metro station.
Civil contractors for this section were M/s Vijay Nirman Co. Pvt. Ltd. (Kaushambi station), M/s Sam India Built Well (Vaishali station) and M/s B. L. Kashyap (Viaduct).
Facilities for Commuters
Parking facility has been provided at both Kaushambi and Vaishali stations for the convenience of the passengers and it has been made operational from the first day.
Parking at Kaushambi station: Cars - 50; two wheelers - 100
Parking at Vaishali station: Cars – 250; Two Wheelers - 250
DMRC has also constructed Foot Over Bridges (FOB) across Kaushambi and Vaishali station to connect to the Sahibabad Industrial area. This will make it easy for the commuters coming to and fro from this extremely large Industrial unit to access the Metro system. Lifts have been provided at both the entry points of the FOB. The FOB at Vaishali station is 90 mts long.
Kaushambi station has three levels: Ground Concourse and Platform and these levels are connected through 3 lifts (from Ground to Concourse and 2 from Concourse to Platform) and 2 escalators (1 from Ground to Concourse and 1 from Concourse to 1 Platform.)
Vaishali station has five levels: Basement, Ground Floor, First Floor, Concourse and Platform and they are connected through 3 lifts (1 from Basement to Concourse and 2 from Concourse to Platform) and 4 escalators 4 (2 from Ground to Concourse and 2 from Concourse to Platform.)
Kaushambi has 4 Ticket Counters whereas Vaishali has 6 Ticket Counters to cater to the expected rush.
Both the stations will have a total of 22 Automatic Fare Collection Gates with Kaushambi having 9 and Vaishali having 13.
Kaushambi station has been designed with 2 entry and 2 exit pints on one side, while entry from the other side has been provided through the FOB. Vaishali station has 2 entry and exit points from both sides apart from entry from FOB
Car pick and drop points alongwith cycle rickshaw and auto stands have been provided in a planned manner outside both the stations to avoid traffic congestion and chaos.
Both the stations have toilet facilities for men, women and the physically challenged in the unpaid area.
Special ramps have been constructed inside both the stations to facilitate movement of physically challenged commuters.
Property development has also been planned inside both the stations with the Vaishali station being developed on the lines of a mall.
Special artwork adorns the exterior and interior of both Kaushambi and Vaishali Metro stations. This has provided a unique appeal to the stations and has increased their aesthetic appeal. Landscaping outside both the stations has provided a green and environmental friendly look.
1. Travel Time from Dwarka Sector 21 to Vaishali will be 81 minutes 22 seconds
2. Frequency of trains on this section will be 5 minutes 34 seconds
3. Total number of stations from Dwarks Sector 21 to Vaishali are 41.
4. Minimum fare is Rs. 8 and maximum fare is Rs. 30. Complete Fare Chart is available on our official website www.delhimetrorail.com
FARE FOR VAISHALI FROM IMPORTANT STATIONS
|Noida City Centre
|HUDA City Centre
|Jasola – Apollo