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Anand Vihar Metro line to open for public next week


New Delhi : Commuting from trans-Yamuna and Ghaziabad will no longer be a difficult experience as Delhi Metro is set to open its Yamuna bank-Anand Vihar line in the first week of January.

“There will be an inspection of this over six-km long line Jan 4. Two to three days after that, it will opened for public,” a Delhi Metro official told IANS.

“This will make commuting to trans-Yamuna and Ghaziabad a smoother one. This metro line will take commuters close to Ghaziabad though it will not cross the Delhi border. We have achieved the target in spite of the collapse of the metro bridge in the same line earlier 2009,” the official added.

The 6.17 km-long line will have five stations at Laxmi Nagar, Nirman Vihar, Preet Vihar, Karkardooma and Anand Vihar. The last two will have parking facilities.

“Looking at the paucity of space and congested localities, we are providing parking facility at Karkardooma and Anand Vihar stations only,” the official said.

At Karkodoma, the platform will be at a height of 20 meters, which will be the highest elevated metro station so far.

Metro authorities said that they will allot three to four trains for this line. “After its public opening, we expect around 40,000 more commuters to take help of Delhi Metro,” the official said adding that with this new line, Delhi Metro will have a network of 96 km.

Delhi Metro ferries nearly 900,000 commuters every day.