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Artist's impression the ISBT Anand Vihar in Delhi after redevelopment.
Artist's impression the ISBT Anand Vihar in Delhi after redevelopment.
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Revamp of ISBT, Anand Vihar gets green signal from Delhi Urban Arts Commission

NetIndian News Network

New Delhi, March 23, 2012

The Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS) has got a green signal from the Delhi Urban Arts Commission (DUAC) for the re-development plan of the Inter-State Bus Terminal (ISBT) at Anand Vihar in the capital.
DIMTS has been assigned the task of re-development of ISBT Anand Vihar. According to the layout plan, ISBT will be developed as a multi- modal centre that will integrate city bus, metro rail and railways. The total cost for re-development of ISBT Anand  Vihar is estimated to be around Rs 200 crores, a press release from DIMTS said.
After the approval of layout plan from DDA, tender will be called to appoint the construction agency. The project is likely to take about 20 months from the start of the construction.
As per DIMTS’s proposal, the terminal will be built in an area of 9.2 hectares. ISBT Anand Vihar will have both a Metro station as well as bus parking facility. There will be provision of parking for 207 buses, 171 autorickshaws, 27 taxis, 438 two- wheelers and 1438 cars. 
Separate entrances and exits will be provided for the buses, auto rickshaws and taxis in order to avoid congestion.
Apart from this, a well-planned network of foot over-bridges with travelators, escalators and elevators will be constructed. This will allow easy and safe movement of pedestrians between the terminals, metro and railway station.  The new bus terminal will be differently -abled friendly.
The release said ISBT Anand Vihar would be a "green" building and all modes of energy conservation like heat proof design, proper lighting and ventilation will be incorporated in the design itself. The terminal will be secured with CCTVs and Building Management System (BMS). 
 The new bus terminal will sport an international look and will have facilities like shopping areas and food courts where commuters can wait while their bus arrives. A hotel will also come up as per master plan 2021, the release added.
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