Rajiv Chowk metro station

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Rajiv Chowk
राजीव चौक
Delhi Metro station
Rajiv Chowk Metro Station on the blueline
Coordinates 28°37′58″N 77°13′11″E / 28.632846°N 77.219639°E / 28.632846; 77.219639Coordinates: 28°37′58″N 77°13′11″E / 28.632846°N 77.219639°E / 28.632846; 77.219639
Line(s)      Blue Line
     Yellow Line
Platforms Island (Yellow Line)
Side (Blue Line)
Tracks 4
Construction
Structure type Underground
History
Opened July 3, 2005 (Yellow Line)
December 31, 2005 (Blue Line)
Services
Preceding station   Delhi Metro   Following station
toward Jahangirpuri
Yellow Line
Blue Line

The Rajiv Chowk (Hindi: राजीव चौक) is a Delhi Metro station in Delhi, on the Blue and Yellow Lines. It is a transfer station between the Blue Line on the upper level and the Yellow Line on the lower level.[1]

It is one of the busiest stations on the network, serving Connaught Place in the heart of Delhi. It handles 5 lakh passengers everyday.[2]

Many businesses and important buildings, restaurants and cinemas are situated just outside the station. There is a Nirula's store inside the station. There are two Cafe Coffee Day restaurants on either side inside the station(Which are open at 5:30 in the morning). Delhiites, especially the older ones, often refer to the station as CP. Above the station is the beautiful central park.

The station has been named after Rajiv Gandhi.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Information". Retrieved 2010-06-26. 
  2. ^ "Ridership Information". Times of India. Times of India. 26 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "New Delhi renames 'British' sites to honour the Gandhis". Deseret News. Associated Press. 21 August 1995. Retrieved 14 July 2014.