AAP govt okays Metro phase IV, 6 new lines to come up
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AAP govt okays Metro phase IV, 6 new lines to come up

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July 15, 2016

AAP govt okays Metro phase IV, 6 new lines to come up


The Delhi government has approved the fourth phase of the Delhi Metro that will take the city’s transport lifeline to outer parts of the Capital and bolster connectivity to the airport according to an article in HT.

Construction on the fourth phase that comprises six lines will start in 2017 and is scheduled to end in three years.

The 104-kilometre network will cost R55,000 crore and is expected to carry 1.5 million passengers daily.

Delhi transport minister Satyendar Jain said, “We have approved the proposal of construction of Metro Phase IV submitted by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.”

Six lines, Inderlok–Indraprastha, Tughlakabad–Terminal 1, Lajpat Nagar–Saket G-Block, Janakpuri (West)-RK Ashram and Mukundpur-Maujpur are proposed in phase IV.

 

These lines, in addition with the 140 kilometres of Metro network being added in Phase III, are expected to free up traffic bottlenecks in the congested central and southern parts of the city and help people living in outer Delhi.

Phase III is likely to be completed by December and the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) was seeking approval for the next phase for more than a year.

The new phase will also benefit south Delhi residents as it will provide them an option of taking the Metro to go to the airport and other localities.

The DMRC originally proposed to build a 20-km-long corridor between the existing Aerocity and Tughlakabad metro stations but has now extended it to Terminal 1 station.

The line will go through densely populated areas such as Sangam Vihar, Saket, Mehrauli, Vasant Kunj and Mahipalpur in south Delhi.

Passengers travelling on the Violet (ITO-Faridabad) line will have the option to board Metro for this corridor from Tughlakabad while passengers on the Yellow line can take the Metro from Saket.

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