Friday, December 24, 2010

Inauguration of New Bus Terminal- Alaknanda Terminal


To Date: 17-12-2010
All Residents of C.R. Park,
New Delhi-110019

Subject: Inauguration of a New Bus Terminal in Alaknanda Complex,
New Delhi and introduction of New Bus Routes.

You would be glad to know that after lot of efforts made by E.P.D.P Association with the active participation of Block R.W.As to improve the Bus Service of the area. We are happy to announce that Hon’ble Minister of State for Home Affairs & M.P Shri. Ajay Maken inaugurated a new Bus Terminal at Alaknanda complex (next to Kalka Public School) the 17th December, 2010 in the presence of Shri. Dhir Singh Kasana, Councillor, Shri. Virender Kasana, ex-Councillor and representatives of Block R.W.As of C.R. Park, Alaknanda & D.D.A flats and the concerned officers of Delhi Transport Corporation, local Residents and the Police.

2. After inauguration of the new Bus Terminal, a new Bus Route No: 724-C (frequency of 40 mins) has been introduced from Alaknanda to Uttam Nagar via C.R. Park, BRT corridor, Kamala Nehru / Gargi College, AIIMS, Nauroji Nagar, Dhaula Kuan, Kirby Place, Lajwanti Garden, Janakpuri, Dwarka More and finally to Uttam Nagar.

2.1 Bus Route No: 445 (frequency of 40 mins) will now be reintroduced from Alaknanda. It will pass through G.K-II entering C.R. Park from Savitri Cinema end. It will terminate at New Delhi Station after covering Mkt. No.1 and 2 of C.R. Park touching East of Kailash Metro Station and then proceeding on its original route.

2.2 Frequency of Bus No: 490 will be increased to every 20 mins with both A/c and non A/c Buses. Commercial viability of this route will be studied by D.T.C in future.
2.3 The Residents are therefore requested for availing themselves of the above Routes.

3. Besides our efforts for last few years, Shri. Keshav Agarwal of ‘B’ Block, C.R. Park was very helpful in this regard. Our Councillor Shri. Dhir Singh Kasana and ex-Councillor Shri. Virender Kasana extended lot of help for getting the Bus Terminal and Buses introduced. Last but not the least, Shri. Naresh Kumar, CMD of DTC took great interest in approving the above Routes.

4. Feeder Bus Service from C.R. Park to Nehru Place Metro Station
We approached Delhi Metro Railway Service for feeder bus service from Nehru Place Metro station to C.R. Park. There after route survey was done by them. To expedite the matter, our President Dr. Nitish Sengupta had a meeting with Dr. Sreedharan, Mg. Director, DMRC. But since DMRC was unable to procure new Buses, we were advised to approach Delhi Transport Corporation for the same. Accordingly, we met Shri. Naresh Kumar, chairman, DTC for Feeder Bus Service from C.R. Park to Nehru Place. We are actively following this with D.T.C and only on 9-12-2010, we were told in a meeting with D.T.C officials in the presence of Shri. Virender Kasana, ex-Councillor that in view of the changed circumstances, we should again approach the Delhi Metro for the feeder Bus service which has since been done by us. The above points are for information of all concerned.

P.K. Roy