40000 footfalls at Anand Vihar metro on 1st day for public

40000 footfalls at Anand Vihar metro on 1st day for public

 Much-awaited Yamuna Bank-Anand Vihar metro train on its first run  in New Delhi. PTI

Ending the year-long wait of the people, metro train in the line started its operations on Thursday for the public, paving the way for smooth transport for thousands of residents of East Delhi and neighbouring Uttar Pradesh.

The first train from Anand Vihar started at 6 am and reached Dwarka Sec-9 at 7:16 am. Similarly, first train from Dwarka reached Anand Vihar at 7:05 am, the DMRC said.
 Union Urban Development Minister S Jaipal Reddy and Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit had flagged off the first train at the Yamuna Bank station on Wednesday.

The 6.25 km fully-elevated line passes through residential and institutional areas of East Delhi and passengers can hope to reach Anand Vihar from Yamuna Bank in just about 11 minutes, as compared to 40 minutes by road.

Till 4 pm, the five stations of this corridor grossed over Rs 6.5 lakh from sale of tokens and smart cards and registering a footfall of around 40,000. Anand Vihar and Laxmi Nagar were the busiest stations with footfall of over 13,000 and 11,500 respectively, the DMRC said.

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