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Swami Vivekanand Inter State Bus Terminus

Swami Vivekanand Inter-state bus terminus popularly known as Anand Vihar ISBT, located in East Delhi is one of the three Inter State Bus Terminals in Delhi. Anand Vihar ISBT was built in 1993, but it became fully functional with effect from March 1996.[1] It is spread over an area of approximately 25 acres[2] and operates bus services between Delhi and two other states, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.[3]

Swami Vivekanand Inter State Bus Terminus
ISBT
Swami Vivekanand ISBT
Swami Vivekanand ISBT
LocationAnand Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi, 110092
India
Coordinates28°38′50″N 77°18′58″E / 28.64722°N 77.31611°E / 28.64722; 77.31611Coordinates: 28°38′50″N 77°18′58″E / 28.64722°N 77.31611°E / 28.64722; 77.31611
Bus stands140
Connections
Construction
Structure typeat Grade
Parkingyes
Bicycle facilitiesno
Disabled accessYes
History
Opened1996 (1996)

BackgroundEdit

Delhi has one of India's largest bus transport systems. Buses are the most popular means of transport catering to about 60% of Delhi's total demand.[4] The Kashmere Gate ISBT, opened in 1976[5] was the only ISBT in Delhi till 1993 when it was transferred to the Transport Department of Government of Delhi.[6] In order to decongest the Overcrowded Kashmere Gate ISBT, two new ISBT's were created in Sarai Kale Khan and Anand Vihar.[2] The Anand vihar ISBT, located in trans-Yamuna region focused mainly on passenger traffic from eastern part of Delhi, from the States of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

The TerminalEdit

The ISBT at Anand Vihar is the city's closest link to neighbouring states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, with 1,400-1, 500 inter-state buses plying from the bus terminus to these states every day.[7] The local DTC and cluster buses also ply from Anand Vihar ISBT, where around 1,800 to 2,000 local buses operate every day.[7] Built in 1993, the inter-state bus terminus is one of the busiest transport hubs in the area, connecting east Delhi with the rest of the city and the NCR through Metro.[7] Day-to-day functioning of the ISBT is managed under the control of a general Manager, who is subordinated by Deputy General Manager, Accounts Officer, Executive Engineer and other staff including the Engineering, financial and administrative.[2] Besides one estate manager is posted to lookafter the functioning of the ISBT.[2]

RenovationEdit

After the renovation of Kashmere Gate ISBT in 2013, there have been plans to Renovate ISBT Anand Vihar.[8][9][10] The Delhi Development Authority forwarded a proposal on behalf of DIMTS to the Delhi Urban Arts Commission in 2012 regarding the renovation.[11] The ISBT was to be developed by DIMTS on an area of 9.2 hectares in an estimated cost of Rs 200 crore. The project, once started, was likely to take 20 months for completion.[12]

ConnectionsEdit

Anand Vihar ISBT is located adjacent to the Anand Vihar Terminal railway station and Anand Vihar metro station. In 2003, Union Railway minister Nitish Kumar announced that Delhi would get a new rail terminal at Anand Vihar.[13][14][15] The station was commissioned in the 2003 rail budget[16] The Anand Vihar Terminal railway station was officially inaugurated on 19 December 2009 by the then Union railway minister, Mamata Banerjee and the Chief Minister of Delhi, Sheila Dikshit.[17] The terminal, spread over 42 hectares (100 acres) is one of the largest railway stations and caters to East–bound trains from Delhi. Anand Vihar metro station was inaugurated on 6 January 2010 by Sheila Dikshit and Union Minister for Urban Development, S. Jaipal Reddy.[18][19]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b c d "Introduction". www.delhi.gov.in. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Swami Vivekanand : Anand Vihar". www.delhi.gov.in. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Chapter 12: Transport" (PDF). Economic Survey of Delhi, 2005–2006. Planning Department, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi. pp. 130–146. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 January 2007. Retrieved 21 December 2006.
  5. ^ Dutta, Sweta (14 December 2010). "Next year, a ride out of new-age transport hubs". archive.indianexpress.com. The Indian Express. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Now a new company for managing ISBTs". The Hindu. The Hindu. 14 June 2010. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  7. ^ a b c Banerjee, Rumu (14 June 2013). "In terminal state, Anand Vihar ISBT commuters' pain". The Times of India. TNN. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  8. ^ Haider, Faizan (29 March 2016). "Govt promises 3,000 new buses, 1,000 in premium segment". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  9. ^ "East Delhi set to transform its drab landscape into a new swanky space from 2015". The Economic Times. PTI. 4 January 2015. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  10. ^ India, Press Trust of (2 May 2013). "Renovated ISBT to have food court, waiting lounge". PTI. Business Line. The Hindu. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  11. ^ "Anand Vihar bus terminal all set for facelift". Deccan Herald. DHNS. 4 April 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
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  13. ^ Shruti Kohli (28 February 2003). "With rly station, Anand Vihar is prime property". cities.expressindia.com. Retrieved 20 December 2009.
  14. ^ "Delhi's biggest railway junction planned at Anand Vihar". The Times of India. 8 February 2003. Retrieved 20 December 2009.
  15. ^ "City to get new rail terminal at Anand Vihar". The Times of India. 27 February 2003. Retrieved 10 May 2010.
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  17. ^ Sarkar, Urvashi (20 December 2009). "Anand Vihar railway terminal opens". The Hindu. The Hindu. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  18. ^ "Delhi Metro's Yamuna Bank-Anand Vihar line opened | NetIndian". netindian.in. Netindian. Netindian News Network. 6 January 2010. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  19. ^ Sidhu, Hardeep (6 January 2010). "With Metro line, Anand Vihar turns into 'transport hub' | TopNews". topnews.in. Retrieved 28 September 2016.