Rajiv Chowk metro station

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Rajiv Chowk
Delhi Metro station
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LocationIndia
Coordinates28°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
Owned byDelhi Metro
Line(s)     Blue Line
     Yellow Line
PlatformsIsland platform (Yellow Line)

Platform-1 → HUDA City Centre
Platform-2 →Samaypur Badli


Side platform (Blue Line)
Platform-3 → Noida City Centre/Vaishali
Platform-4 →Dwarka Sector 21
Tracks4
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Disabled accessYes
History
Opened3 July 2005 (Yellow Line)
31 December 2005 (Blue Line)
Electrified25 kV 50 Hz AC through overhead catenary
Traffic
Passengers500,000[1]
Services
Preceding station   Delhi Metro   Following station
Yellow Line
Blue Line
Location
Rajiv Chowk is located in Delhi
Rajiv Chowk
Rajiv Chowk
Location in Delhi
Rajiv Chowk is located in India
Rajiv Chowk
Rajiv Chowk
Location in India

The Rajiv Chowk 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.[2]

It is one of the busiest stations on the network, serving Connaught Place in the heart of Delhi. It handles 5 lakh passengers every day.[3] Rajiv Chowk metro station has area of about 39,503 square feet (3,669.9 m2).[4]

Many businesses and important buildings, restaurants, and cinemas are situated just outside the station. The station is constructed below Central Park. Connaught Place is officially known as Rajiv Chowk, named after Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India. It is NOT named after Rajiv Goswami, an anti-quota activist, as depicted in several websites. In September 1995, the Home Ministry decreed that henceforth, the 75-year-old Connaught Place (CP) will be known as Rajiv Chowk and Connaught Circus as Indira Chowk.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ridership Information". Times of India. Times of India. 26 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Station Information". Archived from the original on 19 June 2010. Retrieved 26 June 2010.
  3. ^ "Ridership Information". Times of India. Times of India. 26 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Delhi: Kashmere Gate Metro station to be double the size of Rajiv Chowk".

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